TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT

Live 18 Mar 1999 version


Ah, Professor, please!

One, two, three, four!

That's good!

Teardrops on the city
Bad Scooter searching for his groove
Like the whole world 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
With my back to the wall, now

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

I was stranded in the jungle
Taking all the heat they were giving
Yeah, now, the night is dark and the sidewalk's bright
And 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 slipped into a (Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Say it, say it again
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)

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

[Spoken:] Come on, boys! Ah, bring that thing down, now. That's right! That's correct. Ah, hold that thing. Ah, we've got Dan Federici on the organ! Nils Lofgren on the guitar! Garry Tallent on the bass! Roy Bittan on the piano! Miss Patti Scialfa on the guitar and the vocals! Badabing, Steve Van Zandt on the guitar! You've seen him on TV, now you're seeing him back in Asbury Park! Mighty Max Weinberg on the drums! Let me see now. Did I forget anybody? No... The band's getting bigger, it's hard to remember everybody, let me like.. Steve, Max, uh... Garry... Uh, Steve Max, Garry... Um, Steve, Max, Garry, uh, Billy, no, uh... Oh!

They made that change uptown
And the Big Man joined the band
From the coastline to the city
All the little pretties raise their hand
I'm gonna sit back right easy and laugh
When Scooter and the Big Man bust this city in half
Hey, go!

(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Say it, say it again
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Say it one more time
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Everybody form a line
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Say it one more time
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Everybody form a line
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Say it one more time
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Everybody form a line
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Say it one more time
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Everybody form a line
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Come on, man!
Say it one more time
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Everybody form a line
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
I said, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it

Play it, Steve!
Come on, Nils!
Whoa, ooh, ooh!
Oh yeah, it's all right

Is it all right this evening?
Is it all right?
Is it all right?
Is it all right?
Is it all right?

[Spoken outro:] The E Street Band! The E Street Band! The E Street Band!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 18 Mar 1999 performance of TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT at Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ, during a public warm-up rehearsal show for The Reunion Tour. The song was played in a full-band arrangement featuring band introductions, much shorter than the performances will become over the course of the tour.

Ticket stub for the 18 Mar 1999 show at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
Ticket stub for the 18 Mar 1999 show at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ

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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