THE FEVER

Live 21 Sep 1978 version


[Spoken intro:] I blow my nose on my shirt. Whoa, ??? professor, is that real? This is not real. (laughs) What's that now? That's toilet paper. I know the difference. I know dummy. ??? said he give you the money later, alright? He alrea... he already did. (laughs) ??? what? (crowd: "Fever") (crowd: "Incident") Oh, yeah, think so? Tell you what. We play, play "Fever" or "Incident On 57th Street"? What you want? Ah? (crowd: "Fever") Who wants The "Fever"? (crowd shouts) "Incident On 57th Street"? (crowd shouts) Oh God that's close. Ok, ok, ok. Now we'll start out with... "Fever".

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 the only thing I hear is you whispering in my ear
The words that you used to say
Well my day grows longer, and my love grows stronger
And the fever gets worse every day
I got the fever for a girl

He's got the fever, oh he's got the fever
Well there's nothing that a 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
I see you standing at the stove
With the dishes on the table
Dinner ready to go
Darling maybe out to a movie show
Something that you like to see
Well now you're my sun in the morning, you're my moon at night
When I think about it, makes me feel alright
The day grows longer, and love grows stronger
The fever gets worse at night
I got the fever for the girl

He's got the fever, oh he's got the fever
There's nothing that a boy can do
When he's got the fever for a girl
He got the fever, oh he 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
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
So I'll be be alright, now
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
I'm gonna be alright, now
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
If I can make it to the morning
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
Just make it to the morning, now
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
But every time I close my eyes, all I see is her face
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
Every time I close my eyes, all I see is her face
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
Every time I close my eyes, all I see is her face
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
Every time I shut my eyes
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
But IIIII, I'm gonna be alright, now
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
Whoa
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
Whoa
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
Whoa
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
Well I said I will be alright
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
??? alright will be
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
Alright
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
ooooh
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
Be alright now
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
I'm gonna be alright, now
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
I'm gonna be alright, now
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
Whoa whoa alright
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
Little girl alright
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright
Alright now
Ooh ooh ooh he's gonna be alright


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 21 Sep 1978 performance of THE FEVER at Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ, during the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour. The song was played in a full-band arrangement.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band performed a series of three concerts at Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ, during the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour, on 19, 20, and 21 Sep 1978. The three shows were recorded live in the Record Plant Remote truck, both on multi-track and live-to-two track.

Promotional poster for the September 1978 three-night residency at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
Promotional poster for the September 1978 three-night residency at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
Ticket stub for the 21 Sep 1978 show at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
Ticket stub for the 21 Sep 1978 show at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ

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]

Page last updated: 24 Apr 2017