THE E STREET SHUFFLE

Live 23 May 2009 version


[Spoken intro:] Let's go!

Sparks light on E Street where the boy prophets walk it handsome and hot
All the little girls' souls grow weak when the man-child hits 'em with a double shot
Schoolboy pops pull out all the stops on a Friday night
Teenage tramps in skin-tight pants do the E Street dance, it's all right
Little kids down there are either dancin' or hooked up in a scuffle
Dressed in snake-skin suits packed with Detroit muscle
Doin' the E Street Shuffle

Those E Street brats in twilight duel flashlight stars with in full star stream
Down fire trails on silver nights with blonde girls pledged sweet sixteen
Newsboy says the heat's been bad since Power Thirteen gave a trooper everything he had in a late summer scuffle
Power's girl, Little Angel's on the corner late and lazy, doin' that crazy E Street Shuffle
Little Angel steps the shuffle like she got no brains
She's deaf in combat down on Lover's Lane
She drives the boys insane
All right, here we go!
Little Angel say, "Whoa, whoa, yeah
(Whoa, whoa, yeah)
Yeah, everybody form a line
Whoa, whoa, yeah
(Whoa, whoa, yeah)
Yeah, everybody form a line"

One, two, three!
Sparks light on E Street where the boy-prophets walk it handsome and hot
The little girls' souls grow weak when the man-child gives 'em a double shot
Little Angel hangs out at Easy Joe's, it's a joint where all the riot squad goes when they're tryin' to cash in on a late summer hustle
Them boys are on the corner, loose and lazy, doin' that crazy E Street Shuffle
As the sweet summer nights turn into summer dreams
Little Angel picks up Power, slips on his jeans
They move on down to the scene
All the kids are dancin'
Little Angel said, "Whoa, whoa, yeah
(Whoa, whoa, yeah)
Yeah, everybody form a line"
Whoa, whoa, yeah
(Whoa, whoa, yeah)
Yeah, everybody form a line
Whoa, whoa, yeah
(Whoa, whoa, yeah)
Oh, yeah, everybody form a line
Whoa, whoa, yeah
(Whoa, whoa, yeah)
Yeah, everybody form a line


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 23 May 2009 performance of THE E STREET SHUFFLE at Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ, during the Working On A Dream Tour. The song was played in its traditional full-band arrangement.

Ticket stub for the 23 May 2009 show at Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ
Ticket stub for the 23 May 2009 show at Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ
Handwritten setlist for the 23 May 2009 show at Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ
Handwritten setlist for the 23 May 2009 show at Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ

Credits

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

Available Versions

List of available versions of THE E STREET SHUFFLE on this website:

THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Album version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Early draft]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 31 Oct 1973 (late show) version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 03 Mar 1974 (late show) version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 09 May 1974 (early show) version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 29 Oct 1974 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 05 Feb 1975 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 02 Oct 1975 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 18 Nov 1975 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 17 Jun 2000 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 18 Dec 2000 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 08 Dec 2001 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 29 Apr 2003 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 19 Nov 2007 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 23 May 2009 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 07 Nov 2009 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 20 Nov 2009 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 02 Mar 2012 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 09 Mar 2012 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 05 Feb 2014 version]

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