TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT

Live 11 Jun 1999 version


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, say

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

Ah, 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
From a tenement window a transistor blasts
Turn around the corner things got real quiet real fast
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
Say it!
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)

Well, I'm all alone, I'm all alone
[Clarence Clemons:] Kid, you'd better get the picture!
I'm on my own, I'm on my own
And I, and I can't find my way back home, now
So!
Mo'!

Mo'!
It's 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 (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)
Keep on moving (keep on moving)
Move on up, now (move on up, now)
Keep on moving (keep on moving)
Move on up, now (move on up, now)
A little bit harder (a little bit harder)
A little bit higher (a little bit higher)
Little bit harder (a little bit harder)
Little bit higher (a little bit higher)
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)
It's all right to have a good time (it's all right to have a good time)

[Spoken:] Yeah, it's the E Street Band! Everybody! That's right! Now, yeah, I want to see who's on Tenth Avenue tonight. I think I see the Professor, come on, play it, Roy! Hey, hey, hey, hey! Professor Roy Bittan on the piano! Come on, Steve! Whoa! Little Steven on the guitar! All right, all right. Come on, Garry! From southern Italy! Whoa! All right. Here come Max! Come on, Mighty Max! Whoa! Max Weinberg on the drums! Mr. Garry Tallent on the bass guitar! All right, Nils! Yeah! Move it, all right, whoa! All right. Nils Lofgren on the guitar! And now I feel the spirit moving! I feel like anything could happen, now! I feel the spirit moving! Come on, Danny! Whoa! All right. Phantom Dan Federici on the organ! Now, last night, I had a dream. Last night, I want to, uh... Per la prima volta in Italia... Per la prima volta in Italia, non i tre camerati, (chuckles) ma le tre fisar...monichista! Uh, accordions! You got it, boys!

[Spoken:] Whoa! Eh, la madre, e le zie! (laughs) Whoa! Thank you, thank you! Only in Italy! (laughs) Hey, now, now wait a minute. Now I'm lost, I'm lost! Oh, yeah, I know. I was looking, I was searching, I was trying to find a, I was looking, I was searching...

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, come on, I need a
(Red headed woman)
Oh, all right, I need a
(Red headed woman)
Oh, a little bit louder, need a
(Red headed woman)
Oh, come on, I want a
(Red headed woman)
Oh, I said, I'm looking for a
(Red headed woman)
Ah, come on, boys! Hey!
[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

[Spoken:] Patti Scialfa on guitar and vocals! All right. All right. Ho dimenticato qualcuno. Cui? Cui? Cui? Say what? Say who? Say what? Say who? Say what? Say who? Say what? Say who? Say what? Say who? Say what? Say who?

Yeah, they made that change uptown
And the Big Man joined the band
From the coastline to the city
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)
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)
Say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say, say!

Oh, ah
Yeah, whoa!
Oh yeah, it's all right, now
It's all right

[Spoken outro:] The E Street Band! The E Street Band! The E Street Band! The E Street Band! Hey, buono! Take a bow, girls, take a bow!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 11 Jun 1999 performance of TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT at Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa, Italy, 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). Danny Federici, Roy Bittan, and Nils Lofgren also played the traditional TARANTELLA NAPOLETANA on accordion while Bruce Springsteen danced with his mother and aunts and Steven Van Zandt played a snippet of Nino Rota's THE GODFATHER LOVE THEME for his guitar solo.

Promotional poster for the 11 Jun 1999 show at Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa, Italy
Promotional poster for the 11 Jun 1999 show at Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa, Italy
Ticket stub for the 11 Jun 1999 show at Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa, Italy
Ticket stub for the 11 Jun 1999 show at Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa, Italy
(Thanks Stefano)

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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