TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT

Live 29 May 1999 version


One, two, three, four!

Come on, now!

Say it!

Teardrops on the city
Bad Scooter searching for his groove
It like the whole world walking pretty
And you can't find the room to move
Everybody better move over, that's all
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
Trying to take in all the heat they were giving
Yeah, now, the night is dark and the sidewalk 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
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Say it again, now
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)

Well, I'm all alone, I'm all alone
[Clarence Clemons:] Now, kid, you'd better get the picture!
I'm on my own, I'm on my own
And I can't find my way back home, now
Say it!
Oh, that's right!
Take it easy!
Come on, Max!
Hey!
Can't do no more!
That's all I can do!
Ah, maybe one more.
Oh, can't do no more.
That's all I can do!
Well, maybe just one more.
Oh, can't do no more.
That's all I can do!
Well, maybe just one more.
Oh, that right
That's right
All right

It's all right (it's all right)
It's all right, now (it's all right, now)
It's all right (it's all right)
It's all right, now (it's all right, now)
It's all right to have a good time (it's all right to have a good time)
Yeah, it's all right to have a good time (it's all right to have a good time)
Ooh, it's all right (it's all right)
It's all right (it's all right)
It's all right (it's all right)
It's all right (it's all right)
It's all right to have a good time (it's all right to have a good time)
It's all right to have a good time, now (it's all right to have a good time)
You got to keep on pushing (keep on pushing)
Move on up, now (move on up, now)
Keep on pushing (keep on pushing)
Move on up, now (move on up, now)
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)

[Spoken:] That's good! Let's see who we're gonna find out on Tenth Avenue tonight! I walk down the avenue and I think I see... play it for me, Roy! Come on, play it! Professor Roy Bittan on the piano! And then I walk on down the avenue and I think I see... come on, play it, Steve! One, two, three, four! Steve Van Zandt on the guitar!

[Clarence Clemons:] And then the music all plays, man

[Spoken:] Come on, Garry! From Houston, Texas! Whoa! Garry Tallent on the bass! And then I walked on, and I see an international television star! Come on, Max! One, two, three, kick it! Whoa! Mighty Max Weinberg on the drums! All right. Then I walked on and I see a guitar man. Come on, Nils! Whoa! Nils Lofgren on the guitar! And then I walked on, and I can feel the spirit, now! I can feel the spirit in the room, back and forth! Come on, Dan! Whoa! All right. And then I walk on, but as I'm walking...

I feel so lonely, now
I feel so lonely, and I need someone to
Soothe me, baby, soothe me
Soothe me with your kindness
Oh, you know your powerful loving is soothing

[Spoken:] I need my love, now, I know, I know, I know...

Brunettes are fine, blondes are fun
But when it come to getting a dirty job done
I need a
(Red headed woman)
Oh, that's right, I need a
(Red headed woman)
Oh, that's right, I need a
(Red headed woman)
Oh, that's right, I want a
(Red headed woman)
I said, I'm searching for a
(Red headed woman)
Oh, yeah, I'm looking for a
(Red headed woman)
I said, I'm searching for a
(Red headed woman)
I said, I'm looking for a
(Red headed woman)
Ah, come on, babe!

[Patti Scialfa:] They say there's a light, through darkness shine
[Patti Scialfa:] Two hands protect that light against the change of time
[Patti Scialfa:] So I don't care where we go, baby, I don't care what we do
[Patti Scialfa:] As long as I can be with you

Sing it, sugar!

[Spoken:] Patti Scialfa on the guitar and vocals! Whoa! Oh, yes! Oh, that's right. Oh, that's right. I think they went by, you see. There's still something missing. There's still something missing. That would make the whole thing perfect! To make it all just right! Something kind of big, you know what I mean? Whoa! Say what? Say what? Say what? Say what? Say what? Say what? Say what? Say what? Say what? Say what? Say what?

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

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

Whoa, ooh!
Oh, yeah, it's all right
I said, it's all right

The E Street Band!

[Spoken outro:] That's right! That's right! The E Street Band! Whoa! Great God almighty!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 29 May 1999 performance of TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT at Parkbühne Wuhlheide in Berlin, Germany, during The Reunion Tour. The song was played in a heavily extended full-band version including band introductions and a variety of interpolated songs and song snippets: The Impressions' IT'S ALRIGHT, Simms Twins' SOOTHE ME, RED HEADED WOMAN, and Patti Scialfa's AS LONG AS I (CAN BE WITH YOU). Steven Van Zandt also played a snippet from The Beatles' DAY TRIPPER[/URL] for his solo and Garry Tallent played a snippet from The Animals' [SONG=wegottagetoutofthisplace_original]WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE for his.

Promotional poster for the 29 and 30 May 1999 shows at Parkbühne Wuhlheide, Berlin, Germany
Promotional poster for the 29 and 30 May 1999 shows at Parkbühne Wuhlheide, Berlin, Germany
(Taken from Brucebase)
Ticket stub for the 29 May 1999 show at Parkbühne Wuhlheide, Berlin, Germany
Ticket stub for the 29 May 1999 show at Parkbühne Wuhlheide, Berlin, Germany
Handwritten setlist for the 29 and 30 May 1999 shows at Parkbühne Wuhlheide, Berlin, Germany
Handwritten setlist for the 29 and 30 May 1999 shows at Parkbühne Wuhlheide, Berlin, Germany

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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