TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT

Live 29 Dec 1980 version


[Spoken intro:] All right! How you doing tonight? Oh, yeah?

A-one, two, three, four!

One, two, three!

Now, listen!
Teardrops on the city
Bad Scooter searching for his groove
It's like the whole world's walking pretty
And you can't find the room to move
Everybody better move over, that's all
I'm running on the bad side
And I got my back to the wall, with the

(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Say it, say it loud
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)

I was stranded in the jungle
Taking all the heat they were giving
Hey, hey, the night is dark but the sidewalk's bright
Lined with the light of the living
From a tenement window a transistor blasts
Turn around the corner things got real quiet real fast
I walked into a (Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Say it, say it, now
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Let's go! Whoa!

Well, I'm all alone, I'm all alone
[Clarence Clemons:] Now, kid, you better get the picture!
Well, I'm on my own
And I can't go home

Let's do it!
Well, they made that change uptown
And the Big Man joined the band
From the coastline to the city
The little pretties raise their hands
Raise them up!
I'm gonna sit back right easy and laugh
When Scooter and the Big Man bust this city in half, with the
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Say it, say it loud
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Just a little bit louder
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Just a little bitty bit
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Baby, talking 'bout the Tenth
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
I'm talking 'bout the Tenth
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Oh, just a little bit louder
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Talking 'bout the Tenth
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Come on, band!

Play it all night long!
Say, yeah, yeah
Oh, yeah, it's all right

[Spoken outro:] That's good!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 29 Dec 1980 performance of TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY, during The River Tour. The song was played in a traditional full-band arrangement.

The 29 Dec 1980 Show

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band rounded up the 1980 leg of The River Tour with three concerts at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, on 28, 29, and 31 Dec 1980. The three shows were recorded live in the Record Plant Remote truck by Toby Scott, assisted by David Bianco and Jim Scott, and later became one of the main sources for the Live/1975-85 box set which includes six recordings from these shows. Four additional recordings were released as B-sides and on compilation albums.

Promotional poster for the 29 Dec 1980 show at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
Promotional poster for the 29 Dec 1980 show at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
(Taken from Brucebase)
Ticket stub for the 29 Dec 1980 show at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
Ticket stub for the 29 Dec 1980 show at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
(Taken from Brucebase)

  1. NIGHT
  2. OUT IN THE STREET
  3. TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT
  4. WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN
  5. DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
  6. FACTORY
  7. INDEPENDENCE DAY
  8. TWO HEARTS
  9. PROVE IT ALL NIGHT
  10. THE PROMISED LAND
  11. THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND
  12. THE RIVER
  13. BADLANDS
  14. THUNDER ROAD
  15. CADILLAC RANCH
  16. SHERRY DARLING
  17. HUNGRY HEART
  18. MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY
  19. FIRE
  20. CANDY'S ROOM
  21. BECAUSE THE NIGHT
  22. 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY)
  23. FOR YOU
  24. STOLEN CAR
  25. WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY
  26. POINT BLANK
  27. THE TIES THAT BIND
  28. RAMROD
  29. YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH)
  30. INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET
  31. ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)
  32. SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN
  33. JUNGLELAND
  34. BORN TO RUN
  35. DETROIT MEDLEY

Credits

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

Available Versions

List of available versions of TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT on this website:

TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Album version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Outtake version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 15 Aug 1975 (early show) version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 18 Nov 1975 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 31 Dec 1975 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 07 Apr 1976 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 07 Aug 1976 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 22 Aug 1976 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 25 Mar 1977 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 19 Sep 1978 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 08 Dec 1978 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 29 Dec 1980 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 20 Aug 1984 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 14 Sep 1984 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 17 Sep 1984 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 23 May 1988 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 03 Jul 1988 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 16 Nov 1990 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 24 Jun 1993 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 05 Apr 1995 (Ed Sullivan Theater) version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 31 Jan 1998 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 15 Mar 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 18 Mar 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 29 May 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 03 Jun 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 11 Jun 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 15 Jun 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 17 Jun 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 24 Jun 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 11 Aug 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 24 Sep 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 23 Oct 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 27 May 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 03 Jun 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 12 Jun 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 17 Jun 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 20 Jun 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 22 Jun 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 29 Jun 2000 / 01 Jul 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 09 Mar 2012 version]

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