TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT

Live 03 Jun 1999 version


Can I get a witness? Come on, Max!

Come on, Roy!

Move back!

One, two, three, four!

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
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 bright
And lined with the light of the living
Oh, that's right!
From a tenement window a transistor blasts
Turn around the corner things got real quiet real fast
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Say it, say it again
(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
Oh, and I can't go home, now
Say it!
Yes!
That's right!
Help me, Max!
Say it!
That's it.
Now get, get up, up, up, up!
Wait a minute, I feel...
Max!
That's all I can do!

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 (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 (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)
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)
Just a little bit harder (little bit harder)
A little bit harder (a little bit harder)
Move on up, now (move on up, now)
Move on up, now (move on up, now)
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa (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:] Ah, let's move on down Tenth Avenue and see what we got there. You sound good! Very, very good! Very, very, very, tres, tres, bien! Come on, Roy, hit it! Go ahead, now! Professor Roy Bittan on the piano! Come on, Steve, play it! Soul Man, Stevie Van Zandt on the guitar! Come on, Garry! Whoa! Now! Mr. Garry W. Tallent on the bass guitar! Oh, I got to hear the drummer, now! Yeah, I want to hear the drummer, now! Come on, Max, hit me! Whoa, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh! Mighty Max Weinberg on the drums! Yeah, now. Oh, yeah! Oh, yes. Come on, Nils, let's hear it, man! Ah. Whoa! Nils Lofgren on the guitar. Guitar man! Take me to church, now, I want to go to church tonight! Dan Federici! One, two, three! Phantom Dan Federici on the organ! All right, now! Oh, yeah. All right. Let me think, now.

Sometimes
I feel so lonely
Sometimes
I feel so lonely, now
Sometimes
I feel so lonely

[Spoken:] That's right. It's terrible. But I know that.

Brunettes is fine, blondes is fun
But when it come to getting a dirty job done
I need a
(Red headed woman)
Oh, yes, I said, I need a
(Red headed woman)
All right, I'm looking for a
(Red headed woman)
I got to find myself a
(Red headed woman)
Oh, yeah, I'm looking for a
(Red headed woman)
I said, I want, now
(Red headed woman)
Oh, yeah, I'm looking for a
(Red headed woman)
Oh, I got to find myself a
(Red headed woman)
Yeah, in the midnight hour, now
(Red headed woman)
Yeah, in the midnight hour, now
(Red headed woman)
Oh, in the midnight hour, now
(Red headed woman)
Ah, come on, then, hey!

[Patti Scialfa:] They say there's a light, through darkness shine
[Patti Scialfa:] Two hands protect that light 'gainst 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

Whoa!

[Spoken:] Miss Patti Scialfa on the guitar and vocals! All right. Oh. Yeah. Let me think. Now, I know I'm missing something... Something kind of big... Band's not complete yet, no, let me think, now... Qui ai-je oublié? Qui ai-je oublié? Qui ai-je oublié? Qui ai-je oublié? Ah, say what? Say what? Say who? Say what? Say what? Say what? Say what? Say what? Say what? Say what?

Well, 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, now
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Everybody form a line, now
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Everybody form a line, now
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Everybody form a line, now
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
I said, say, (say), say, (say), say, (yeah), say, (yeah), say, (yeah), say, (yeah), say, (yeah), say, (yeah), hey, (yeah), hey, (yeah), hey, (yeah), hey, (yeah), say, (yeah), say, (yeah), hey!

Yeah, ooh!
Oh yeah, it's all right
Ooh, ooh

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


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 03 Jun 1999 performance of TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT at Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy in Paris, France, 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, Curtis Mayfield's MOVE ON UP, RED HEADED WOMAN, and Patti Scialfa's AS LONG AS I (CAN BE WITH YOU). Steven Van Zandt also played a snippet from Sam & Dave's SOUL MAN for his solo and Garry Tallent played a snippet from The Little Darlings' LITTLE BIT O' SOUL for his.

Ticket stub for the 03 Jun 1999 show at Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
Ticket stub for the 03 Jun 1999 show at Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
(Taken from Brucebase)

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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