THE FEVER

Official studio version


Alright

When I get home from my job, I turn on the TV
But I can't keep my mind on the show
When I lay down at night, I don't get no sleep
So I turn on the radio
But Lord, the only thing I hear is you whispering in my ear
The words that you used to say
Well now the days grow longer
My love grows stronger
The fever gets worse every day
I got the fever for this girl

He's got the fever, oh he's got the fever
Nothing that a po' boy can do
When he's got the fever for a girl
He's got the fever, oh he's got the fever
Left this little boy blue

Well, I can remember coming home
See you standing at the stove
With the dishes on the table
Dinner ready to go
Well maybe out to a movie show
Something that you like to see
Because you were my sun in the morning
You're my moon at night
When I think about it, makes me feel alright
Well now the day grow longer
The love just grows stronger, baby
And the fever gets so bad at night
I got the fever for a girl

He's got the fever, oh he's got the fever
Nothing that a po' boy can do
When he's got the fever for a girl
He's got the fever, oh he's got the fever
Left this little boy blue
Alright

Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
Baby alright
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
Baby alright
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
Let's make it alright

Well I can remember coming home, turning on my TV
But he can't keep his mind on the show
When I lay down at night,
I cannot get no sleep
So I turn on the radio
But still the only thing I hear is you whispering in my ear
Them words that you used to say
And now the days grow longer
And the love just grow stronger
And the fever gets bad everyday
I got the fever for this girl

He's got the fever, oh he's got the fever
Nothing a po' boy can do
When he's got the fever for a girl
He's got the fever, oh he's got the fever
Left this little boy blue
Alright

He's got the fever, oh he's got the fever
Nothing a po' boy can do
When he's got the fever for a girl
He's got the fever, oh he's got the fever
Left this little boy blue

Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
Alright
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
Everybody
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
Everybody
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
Alright
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
???
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
Alright now
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright


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Info

THE FEVER is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and first released on the 18 Tracks collection in 1999. The above lyrics are for the official studio version of THE FEVER as released in 1999.

THE FEVER is one of three tracks on 18 Tracks that were not originally included on the Tracks box set.

Studio Recording

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18 Tracks

18 Tracks is a Bruce Springsteen compilation album released on Columbia Records in 1999. The album compiles 15 tracks from the Tracks box set, plus 3 previously unreleased recordings. The collection release was intended for the more casual fans who didn't purchase the pricey 4-disc box set. It also served the purpose as a promotional tie-in for the E Street Band's The Reunion Tour that was announced at the same time of the sampler's release.

Bruce Springsteen -- 18 Tracks
Bruce Springsteen -- 18 Tracks

18 Tracks was released on 13 Apr 1999 on Columbia Records. It features 18 Springsteen compositions and clocks at 71:12. The album was released on CD, cassette tape, MiniDisc, and vinyl.

1.GROWIN' UPRecorded on 03 May 1972 at CBS Studios, New York City, NY
2.SEASIDE BAR SONGRecorded on 28 Jun 1973 at 914 Sound Studios, Blauvelt, NY
3.RENDEZVOUSRecorded live on 31 Dec 1980 at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
4.HEARTS OF STONERecorded on 14 Oct 1977 at Record Plant, New York City, NY
5.WHERE THE BANDS ARERecorded on 09 Oct 1979 at The Power Station, New York City, NY
6.LOOSE ENDSRecorded on 18 Jul 1979 at The Power Station, New York City, NY
7.I WANNA BE WITH YOURecorded on 31 May 1979at The Power Station, New York City, NY
8.BORN IN THE U.S.A.Recorded in January 1982 at Thrill Hill Recording, Colts Neck, NJ
9.MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWNRecorded on 05 May 1982 at The Hit Factory, New York City, NY
10.LION'S DENRecorded on 25 Jan 1982 at The Power Station, New York City, NY
11.PINK CADILLACRecorded on 31 May 1983 at The Hit Factory, New York City, NY
12.JANEY, DON'T YOU LOSE HEARTRecorded on 16 Jun 1983 at The Hit Factory, New York City, NY
13.SAD EYESRecorded on 25 Jan 1990 at Soundworks West, Los Angeles, CA
14.PART MAN, PART MONKEYRecorded in January 1990 at Soundworks West, Los Angeles, CA
15.TROUBLE RIVERRecorded on 06 Apr 1990 at Soundworks West, Los Angeles, CA
16.BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGERecorded on 22 May 1995 at Thrill Hill Recording, Beverly Hills, CA
17.THE FEVERRecorded on 16 May 1973 at 914 Sound Studios, Blauvelt, NY
18.THE PROMISERecorded on 12 Feb 1999 at Thrill Hill Recording, Colts Neck, NJ

Other Official Releases

Besides its release on 18 Tracks, the official studio version of THE FEVER was also included on one promotional single.

Bruce Springsteen -- Del Álbum "18 Tracks"
Bruce Springsteen -- Del Álbum "18 Tracks"

CD EP - Columbia (2-000510) - Argentina, 1999

Argentina-only promotional single tying with the release of 18 Tracks, reportedly limited to 100 copies. The disc comes in a plain PVC sleeve.

01- SAD EYES
02- THE FEVER
03- THE PROMISE

Live History: on-tour

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Live History: off-tour

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Appearance in Movies

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Covers

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Various artists -- Songs From The Boss
Various artists -- Songs From The Boss

LP - Dover Records (ADD 3) - UK, 1988
MC - Dover Records (ZDD 3) - UK, 1988
CD - Dover Records (CCD 3) - UK, 1989

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. THE FEVER is performed by Dean Ford.
Sanne -- Where Blue Begins
Sanne -- Where Blue Begins

LP - Virgin (211 817) - Denmark, 1991
CD - Virgin (261 817) - Denmark, 1991
MC - Virgin (411 817) - Denmark, 1991
Various artists -- For You: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
Various artists -- For You: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

CD - Totem Records (TTM 480499 2) - Italy, 1995

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. THE FEVER is performed by Ernesto De Pascale and Roberto Terzani.
Various artists -- Light Of Day: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
Various artists -- Light Of Day: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

3xCD - Good Sounds (DM 797-02) - Spain, 2003

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. There are six issues of this album (with three track configurations) and this track was only included on the issue listed above. THE FEVER is performed by John Swank.
Catfish Flats -- Down At The Flats
Catfish Flats -- Down At The Flats

CD - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2006

Available Versions

List of available versions of THE FEVER on this website:

THE FEVER [Official studio version]
THE FEVER [Live 21 Sep 1978 version]
THE FEVER [Live 15 Dec 1978 version]
THE FEVER [Live 20 Dec 1978 version]

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