SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT

Live 13 Feb 1977 version


Woahhh
Woahhh
Woahhh
Woahhh
Woahhh
Yeahhh
Woahhh
Woahhh
Woahhh
Woahhh

I'm riding down Kingsley figuring I'll get a drink
I turn the radio way up loud so I don't have to think
And I take her to the floor looking for a moment when the world seems right
And I tear into the guts, hmmm, of something in the night

Well God's angels can tear this town down and blow it all into the sea
Well I don't give a damn, yeah that's alright with me
But the streets are living soul, but there's nothing but heroes in sight
Just mutations that gone wrong, hmmm, something in the night

Yeah, nothing is forgotten or forgiven when it's your last time around, whoa!
I got stuff running 'round my head that I just can't live down

Well we found the things we loved, they were crushed and dying in the dirt
We thought we could pick up the pieces, and get away without getting hurt
But they caught us at the state line, burned our cars in one last fire fight
And sent us running burned and blind, woahhh, chasing something in the night

Woahhh
Woahhh
Woahhh
Woahhh
Yeahhh
Woahhh
Woahhh


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 13 Feb 1977 performance of SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada, during what is known as The Lawsuit Tour. The pass below shows that this show was rescheduled from 10 Feb 1977.

This version of SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT was used between 07 Feb 1977 and 15 Feb 1977, and it features the lyrics that would later appear on the album version, except on the second verse.

Verse 1: later appeared on the album version.
Verse 2: rewritten.
Verse 3: later appeared on the album version.
Verse 4: later appeared on the album version.

Ticket stub for the 13 Feb 1977 show at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada
Ticket stub for the 13 Feb 1977 show at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada
(Thanks Taperboy/JEMS)
Pass for the 13 Feb 1977 show at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada
Pass for the 13 Feb 1977 show at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada
(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).

Available Versions

List of available versions of SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT on this website:

SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Album version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Early outtake]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 01 Aug 1976 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 22 Aug 1976 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 09 Oct 1976 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 27 Oct 1976 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 28 Oct 1976 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 30 Oct 1976 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 04 Nov 1976 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 07 Feb 1977 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 08 Feb 1977 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 13 Feb 1977 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 14 Mar 1977 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 19 May 1978 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 31 May 1978 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 18 Oct 2002 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 07 Oct 2005 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Aram's cover version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Matthew Ryan's cover version]

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