TALK TO ME

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes' cover version


Well every night I see a light up in your window
But every night you won't answer your door, no
But although you won't ever let me in,
From the street I can see your silhouette sitting close to him
What must I do
What does it take
To get you to

Talk to me
Until the night is over
Come on baby, talk to me
Well until the night is over, yeah yeah yeah
I got a full week's pay
And, baby, I've been working hard each day
I'm not asking for the world, you see
I'm just asking girl
Talk to me

Well late at night I hear the music that you're playing soft and low
Yes and late at night I see the two of you swaying so close
I don't understand darling what was my sin
Why am I down here below while you're up there with him
What did I do
What did I say
What must I pay
To get you to

Talk to me
Until the night is over
Little darling, won't you talk to me
Well until the night is over, yeah yeah yeah
I got a full week's pay
And, baby, I've been working hard each day
I'm not asking for the world, you see
I'm just asking girl
Talk to me
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

I don't understand darling what was my sin
Why am I down here below while you're up there with him
What did I do
What did I say
Why must I pay
To get you to

Talk to me
Until the night is over
Come on baby, talk to me
Well, until the night is over, yeah, yeah, yeah
I got a full weeks pay
And, baby, I've been working hard every day
I'm not asking for the world, you see
I'm down on my bended knees
I'm just asking, darling, please won't you
Talk to me
Until the night is over
Come on and talk to me
Until the night is over
Yeah, yeah, yeah, talk to me
Until the night is over
Little darling, won't you talk to me
Until the night is over
Oh, talk to me
Until the night is over
Hey, yeah, talk to me
Until the night is over
Oh, yeah, yeah, talk to me
Until the night is over


Info

TALK TO ME is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and originally released by Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes on their 1978 album Hearts Of Stone. See Springsteen's official studio version for more details.

The above lyrics are for Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes' cover version of TALK TO ME as released on Hearts Of Stone.

Hearts Of Stone

In the spring of 1978, Bruce Springsteen donated two of his compositions, TALK TO ME and HEARTS OF STONE, to Southside Johnny for use on Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes' upcoming third studio album, Hearts Of Stone. For HEARTS OF STONE, the Darkness On The edge Of Town recording sessions E Street Band backing track was utilized, while apparently TALK TO ME was rerecorded from scratch by Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes. Springsteen also shares writing credits with Southside Johnny and Steven Van Zandt on TRAPPED AGAIN which was co-written in early 1978 during the Hearts Of Stone recording sessions.

Van Zandt tapped photographer Frank Stefanko to shoot the album cover art, after meeting Stefanko when they worked together with Springsteen on Darkness On The Edge Of Town.

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes' album Hearts Of Stone was released on 13 Oct 1978 on the Epic label.

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes -- Hearts Of Stone
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes -- Hearts Of Stone

LP - Epic (JE 35488) - USA, 1978
CD - Epic (EK 35488) - USA, 1990
CD - Beat Goes On (BGOCD689) - UK, 2005
  1. GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY HOME
  2. THIS TIME BABY'S GONE FOR GOOD
  3. I PLAYED THE FOOL
  4. HEARTS OF STONE
  5. TAKE IT INSIDE
  6. TALK TO ME
  7. NEXT TO YOU
  8. TRAPPED AGAIN
  9. LIGHT DON'T SHINE

Other Official Releases

In addition to its release on Hearts Of Stone, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes's studio version of TALK TO ME was also included on several other official releases.

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes -- "Talk To Me / This Time Baby's Gone For Good" (1979 UK 7-inch single, promo, A-side label)<br/>
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Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes -- "Talk To Me / This Time Baby's Gone For Good"[/B]

7-inch single - Epic (S EPC 7152) - UK, 1978

Promo only release, no picture sleeve.

Side A: TALK TO ME
Side B: THIS TIME BABY'S GONE FOR GOOD
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes -- Havin' A Party With Southside Johnny (album cover art)
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes -- Havin' A Party With Southside Johnny

LP - Epic (JE 36246) – USA, 1980
LP - CBS (JE 36246) - Canada, 1980
LP - CBS (CBS 31772) - UK, 1980
LP - Embassy (EMB 31772) - Netherlands, 1980
Cassette - Epic (PET 36246) - USA, 1980
CD - Epic (EK 36246) - USA, 1987
CD - Sony (ESCA 7594) - Japan, 1995

This is a compilation album.
Various artists -- Cover Me
Various artists -- Cover Me

LP - Rhino (RNIN 70700) - USA, 1986
MC - Rhino (RNIC 70700) - USA, 1986

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. It was reissued in 1989 under the same title. It includes one track not found on the 1989 reissue and is missing three tracks found only on the 1989 reissue.
Various artists -- Cover Me
Various artists -- Cover Me

CD - Rhino (R2 70700) - USA, 1989

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. It's a reissue of the 1986 release of the same title. It includes three tracks not found on the 1989 reissue and is missing one track found only on the 1986 release.
Various artists -- Those Rocking '70s (album cover art)
Various artists -- Those Rocking '70s

2-CD - Razor & Tie (A2 22502) - USA, 1991
Various artists -- PGD Presents: Great Sounds (album cover art)
Various artists -- PGD Presents: Great Sounds

CD - Polygram (SACD 437) - USA, 1991

This is a promotional release.
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes -- The Best Of Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes (album cover art)
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes -- The Best Of Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

CD - Epic (473588 2) - USA, 1992
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Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes -- Southside Rock 'N' Soul

CD - Sony Special Products (A 22705) - USA, 1992

This is a compilation album.
Various artists -- Heroes & Villains (album cover art)
Various artists -- Heroes & Villains

CD - Legacy (476682 2) - Austria, 1994
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes -- Rockin' With The Jukes (album cover art)
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes -- Rockin' With The Jukes

CD - Sony Special Products (A 28065) - USA, 1996

This is a compilation album.
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes -- Fever! The Anthology, 1976-1991 (album cover art)
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes -- Fever! The Anthology, 1976-1991

CD - Raven Records (RVCD-279) - Australia, 2008

Credits / References

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help and Bernd Kunze for the Heroes & Villains album scan. Info for some of the above releases is taken from the Nebraska website.

Request

Please contact me if you have scans for or info about any official release containing Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes's studio version of TALK TO ME that's not mentioned on this page. I also need scans for the following releases:

  • Various artists -- PGD Presents: Great Sounds || CD - Polygram (SACD 437) - USA, 1991

Any additions, comments, or corrections to this page are welcome. You can contact me via the below form or by email: . You will be credited. Thanks in advance.

Available Versions

List of available versions of TALK TO ME on this website:

TALK TO ME [Official studio version]
TALK TO ME [Unofficial studio version]
TALK TO ME [Live 19 Dec 2004 (early show) version]
TALK TO ME [Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes' cover version]

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