SHE'S THE ONE

Live 13 Oct 1976 version


[Spoken intro:]
Let's see, uh...
Oh, yes... On a safari in Africa... Running through the jungle. And all of a sudden, we heard this beat. Got up out of my tent... Went running off into the night. I walked for... Several city blocks, and all of a sudden I came to this big hole in the ground. Looked down into it, couldn't see nothing, all I heard was this beat coming out. This darkest hole, yeah. So I whipped out my Panasonic, taped it, and brought it back to the States.
So there I was, invited to the CBS convention in Los Angeles. Gave my ticket, back and forth, coast to coast. So there we were at this dinner date, and I slipped out the tape recorder, set it on the table, and turned it on. People went crazy! Started tearing up contracts! The women threw off their clothes and jumped into the aisles! Men flung to their knees and cried! We got any good girls in this house tonight? We got any bad girls in this? Well, the good girls, they got bad. And the bad girls got worse. So this is for the bad girls.


Baby, won't you walk with me?
It's the middle of the night
Sweet darling, won't you talk to me?
Won't you bring it on home?
Little darling, won't you talk to me
Until the middle of the night?
Sweet darling, won't you talk to me?
Won't you bring it all night?

With the killer graces and the secret places
That no boy can fill
With her hands on her hips
Oh, and that smile on her lips
Because she knows that it kills me
With her soft French cream
Standing in that doorway like a dream
I wish she'd just leave me alone
French cream won't soften them boots
And French kisses will not break that heart of stone
With her long hair falling
Oh, and her eyes that shine like a midnight sun
Whoa, oh, she's the one (she's the one), she's the one
Whoa!

That thunder in your heart at night
When you're kneeling in the dark
It says you're never gonna leave her, come on!
But there's this angel in her eyes
That tells such desperate lies
And all you want to do is believe her, hey!
Tonight you'll try just one more time to leave it all behind and to break on through
She can take you, but if she want to break you
She gonna find out that ain't so easy to do
No matter where you sleep tonight or how far you run
Whoa, oh, she's the one (she's the one), she's the one
Whoa

Just one kiss
She'd turn them long summer nights
With her tenderness
The secret pact you made
When love could save you from the bitterness
Oh!

(Whoa, she's the one, whoa, she's the one)
(Whoa, she's the one, whoa, she's the one)

(Whoa, she's the one)
Oh, oh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Play it, Big Man!

Hey!

Hey!

Hey!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 13 Oct 1976 performance of SHE'S THE ONE at Kean College in Union, NJ, during what is known as The Lawsuit Tour. The show was held in Wilkins Theatre. In this version's intro, Springsteen whispers a few lyrics ("Won't you talk to me / Until the middle of the night") that would turn up in TALK TO ME ("Talk to me / Until the night is over"), which he recorded in studio almost a year later.

Ticket stub for the 13 Oct 1976 show at Kean College, Union, NJ
Ticket stub for the 13 Oct 1976 show at Kean College, Union, NJ
(Taken from Brucebase)
Pass for the 13 Oct 1976 show at Kean College, Union, NJ
Pass for the 13 Oct 1976 show at Kean College, Union, NJ
(Taken from Brucebase)

Despite the marvelous reception received by both Born To Run and the tour which followed, the relationship between Bruce Springsteen and his now former manager and producer Mike Appel was deteriorating. In July 1976 the storm broke; Mike Appel wrote to Springsteen saying that he would not allow Jon Landau (Springsteen's friend and co-producer of Born To Run) to produce the next album, citing a particular paragraph from their original agreement. Springsteen replied on 27 Jul 1976 by firing manager Mike Appel and suing him and his management company Laurel Canyon Ltd. in Federal Court in Manhattan, claiming fraud, breach of trust, and undue influence. Appel counter-sued on 29 Jul 1976 in New York State Supreme Court, asking the court to prohibit Springsteen and Jon Landau from working together in studio. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band were slated to enter the studio that year for the recording of a new album, except that on 15 Sep 1976 the judge in the lawsuits case ruled that Springsteen was enjoined from any further recording with Columbia Records until Appel's suit was resolved. This would drag for about a year. Meanwhile, Springsteen continued gigging, and in the process broke his self-imposed rule of not playing the larger arenas. This was basically because he was not able to put a record out, and it was the only way his fans would be able to hear him at all. The tour became known as "The Lawsuit Tour" (62 know dates, August 1976 to March 1977).

Credits

Thanks Pete Russell (Peteadmin at Brucebase) and Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.

Available Versions

List of available versions of SHE'S THE ONE on this website:

SHE'S THE ONE [Album version]
SHE'S THE ONE [Outtake version #1]
SHE'S THE ONE [Outtake version #2]
SHE'S THE ONE [Live 29 Oct 1974 version]
SHE'S THE ONE [Live 05 Feb 1975 version]
SHE'S THE ONE [Live 18 Nov 1975 version]
SHE'S THE ONE [Live 13 Oct 1976 version]
SHE'S THE ONE [Live 27 Oct 1976 version]
SHE'S THE ONE [Live 08 Dec 1978 version]

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