SHE'S THE ONE

Live 08 Dec 1978 version


Sweet little girl live down the lane
I wanna tell you now Mona was her name
Baby I wanna tell you what I wanna do
I wanna build a big house next door to you
We'll go walking in the park
And baby we'll go kissing in the dark
I need you baby, that's no lie
Without your loving I'll surely die
Without your loving I'll surely die
Heyyy Mona, hmmm Mona
Heyyy Mona, hey-whoa-whoa-whoa Mona
Mona

On this little road on Saturday night
Two boys fighting in a halo of light
Car doors flung open, radio loud
Man, everybody's shouting and running around
Two boys fighting, over what I don't know
And the little girl shouting, "Go Billy go, keep going Billy go"

I need you Mona, that's no lie
Without your loving I'll surely die
Come back, come out on the floor
Baby listen to my heart beat, bumpity bump, bumpity bump

With her killer graces and her secret places that no boy can fill
With her hands on her hips 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
Because French cream won't soften them boots and French kisses will not break that heart of stone
With her long hair falling and her eyes that shine like a midnight sun
Oooh-ooh she's the one, in front, right here, she's the one
Whao-aaa!

That thunder in your heart at night when you're kneeling in the dark it says you're never gonna leave her
But there's this angel in her eyes that tells such desperate lies and all you want to do is believe her
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 wanna break you she's gonna find out that ain't easy to do
No matter where you sleep tonight or how far you run
Oh-oh she's the one, she's the one, she's the one

With just one kiss she'd fill them long summer nights with her tenderness
That secret pact you made back when her love could save you from the bitter– bitterness
Big Man!
(Oh she's the one, oh she's the one)
(Oh she's the one, oh she's the one)

(Oh she's the one)
Hmm-hmm uh-uh-uh-uh uh-uh-uh-uh
Hmm-eh-eh uh-uh-uh-uh uh-uh-uh-uh
A one, two, ah, ah, ah!

Wait a minute!
Big Man! let me tell ya, it's like this
I call her up, she ain't home
I stop by her house, she ain't home
I send her letter, no reply
I wanna lay down, down
And sometimes I drive by her house, real late
I see two silhouettes on the window shade [chuckles]
And then... I get mad! like Al Capone
I get mad! Like Jesse James
I get mad! Like Smokin' Joe
I get mad! Like Pretty– Pretty Boy Floyd
I get mad! Like Popeye [chuckles]
Sometimes, Big Man, I get so mad
[A woman in the crowd: "How mad?"]
How mad? [chuckles]
How mad is it? [chuckles]
I get so mad that I just wanna...
I just feel like I have to...
I just, I just wanna...
I feel like if I don't...
I feel like I just have to...
I feel like if I don't, I just gotta...
I feel like I wanna...
I feel like I wanna...
I just don't know!

Hey!
Whoa!
Whoa!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 08 Dec 1978 performance of SHE'S THE ONE at The Summit in Houston, TX, during the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour. The song was played in a medley that includes MONA, PREACHER'S DAUGHTER, and I GET MAD. Video for the complete 08 Dec 1978 concert was released on the Houston '78 Bootleg: House Cut DVD in 2010.

Bruce Springsteen performing SHE'S THE ONE on 08 Dec 1978 at The Summit, Houston, TX (from the "Houston '78 Bootleg: House Cut" DVD)
Bruce Springsteen performing SHE'S THE ONE on 08 Dec 1978 at The Summit, Houston, TX (from the "Houston '78 Bootleg: House Cut" DVD)

Houston '78: House Cut

Towards the end of the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band performed at The Summit in Houston, TX, on 08 Dec 1978.

Ticket stub for the 08 Dec 1978 show at The Summit, Houston, TX
Ticket stub for the 08 Dec 1978 show at The Summit, Houston, TX

This was reportedly the only show of the tour that was filmed in its entirety, and this could be the very reason it was chosen for official release as part of the The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story box set.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story (box set cover art)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story (box set cover art)

The video was produced by Emmy- and Grammy-winner Thom Zimny and the audio was mastered by Bob Ludwig. Houston '78 Bootleg: House Cut was released on 16 Nov 2010 exclusively as part of the The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story box set, in both DVD and Blu-Ray formats. The video clocks at around 176 minutes.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Houston '78 Bootleg: House Cut (DVD cover art)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Houston '78 Bootleg: House Cut (DVD cover art)

The video footage was the taken from the in-house video screen at The Summit, which was one of the first arenas in the United States to have this system at the time. This gave the release its title "Houston '78 Bootleg: House Cut". Considering that it was taken from the mono soundboard, the sound is only available in PCM stereo and not in 5.1 surround.

  1. BADLANDS
  2. STREETS OF FIRE
  3. IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY
  4. DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
  5. SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT
  6. INDEPENDENCE DAY
  7. THE PROMISED LAND
  8. PROVE IT ALL NIGHT
  9. RACING IN THE STREET
  10. THUNDER ROAD
  11. JUNGLELAND
  12. THE TIES THAT BIND
  13. SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TOW TOWN
  14. THE FEVER
  15. FIRE
  16. CANDY'S ROOM
  17. BECAUSE THE NIGHT
  18. POINT BLANK
  19. SHE'S THE ONE
  20. BACKSTREETS
  21. ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)
  22. BORN TO RUN
  23. DETROIT MEDLEY
  24. TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT
  25. YOU CAN'T SIT DOWN
  26. QUARTER TO THREE

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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