SOMETIMES AT NIGHT

Handwritten lyrics


Sometimes at night I lie awake for a while
Thinking and dreaming bout when I was a small boy child
Running and laughing as hard as I could
Everything easy everything good

I'm older now that's what the judge said
So now I walk the road with a price on my head
The last thing that they did

I'm older now that's what the judge said
As I walked through the county hall through a window I fled
The last thing that they did was put a price on my head
Now alone scared and running for something I never did


Info

The above lyrics are for SOMETIMES AT NIGHT, an unpublished and probably unrecorded Bruce Springsteen song from the Bruce Springsteen Band era. The lyrics are taken from a Bruce Springsteen handwritten lyrics sheet that was on display at Hard Rock Cafe in Brussels, Belgium, in 2013.

Bruce Springsteen handwritten lyrics for SOMETIMES AT NIGHT
Bruce Springsteen handwritten lyrics for SOMETIMES AT NIGHT

Live History

SOMETIMES AT NIGHT is known to have been performed at least once in Bruce Springsteen's early years (pre-October 1972). Very little is known about shows from this early period, and therefore, the song may have been played on some more dates.

  1. 22 or 29 Jul 1971 at D'Scene, South Amboy, NJ (with The Bruce Springsteen Band)

An early Bruce Springsteen handwritten song list (see scan below) is recalled with some degree of confidence by one of The Bruce Springsteen Band members as emanating from one of the band's July 1971 bookings at D'Scene in South Amboy, NJ. The Bruce Springsteen Band made two consecutive Thursday evening appearances at the club, on 22 and 29 July 1971. They headlined two gigs each night, one at 9:00 p.m. and one at 11:30 p.m., with Sunny Jim opening. The handwritten song list was auctioned on the It's Only Rock 'N Roll online auction website in June 2006. The bid started at $500.00 and reached $2221.44. The document contains a list of 22 songs, including SOMETIMES AT NIGHT. This is not a setlist, but many (or possibly all) of the listed songs must have been performed at the 22 and 29 Jul 1971 shows at D'Scene.

Bruce Springsteen handwritten song list from the July 1971 shows at D'Scene, South Amboy, NJ
Bruce Springsteen handwritten song list from the July 1971 shows at D'Scene, South Amboy, NJ

Credits

Thanks Pete Russell (Peteadmin at Brucebase) and ianhenry (at BTX).

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SOMETIMES AT NIGHT [Handwritten lyrics]

Page last updated: 11 Oct 2013