THE TIES THAT BIND

Live 02 Nov 1978 version


[Spoken intro:] It's dangerous down there tonight. Who am I, the King of England? Ah. Give me little guitar down in the monitors, Bob. Alright, how are you guys doing in the oxygen seats up there? (cheers) Alright. Remember, if the mask falls down, breathe slowly until cabin pressure resumes. Alright, this is for all you guys, this is a new song, it's called "The Ties That Bind".

Max, one two three four!

You been hurt and you're all cried out you say
You walk down the street pushing people outta your way
Tonight all alone you're gonna ride
You don't need nothing, don't need no one by your side
You're walking tough, baby, but you're walking blind

To the ties that bind
The ties that bind
No man can break the ties that bind

Outside, inside, anyway you wanna go
There's one thing, darling, that I know
People cry and wonder who's gonna stop the rain
Ease the sadness, who's gonna quiet your pain
You'll walk the wire, will you stand and walk the line

And face the ties that bind
The ties that bind
No man can break the ties that bind

Keeping it safe, if you can, then you'll be a savior
You can't run from your blood, with that call
Tell 'em that you mean
Don't you feel it, baby
It's pumping in your veins, girl

Well it's the ties that bind
No man can break the ties that bind
You can't forsake the ties that bind
The ties that bind


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 02 Nov 1978 performance of THE TIES THAT BIND at Capital Centre in Largo, MD, during the Darkness On the Edge OF Town Tour.

Ticket stub for the 02 Nov 1978 show at Capital Centre, Largo, MD
Ticket stub for the 02 Nov 1978 show at Capital Centre, Largo, MD

Credits

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

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Available Versions

List of available versions of THE TIES THAT BIND on this website:

THE TIES THAT BIND [Album version]
THE TIES THAT BIND [Official studio version]
THE TIES THAT BIND [Band rehearsal #1]
THE TIES THAT BIND [Band rehearsal #2]
THE TIES THAT BIND [Band rehearsal #3]
THE TIES THAT BIND [20 Sep 1978 sound-check version]
THE TIES THAT BIND [Live 02 Nov 1978 version]
THE TIES THAT BIND [Live 08 Dec 1978 version]
THE TIES THAT BIND [Live 15 Dec 1978 version]
THE TIES THAT BIND [Live 29 Jun 2000 version]
THE TIES THAT BIND [Live 17 May 2014 version]
THE TIES THAT BIND [Live 19 Dec 2015 version]

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