THE TIES THAT BIND

Band rehearsal #2


One, two, three, four

[Indistinct chatter]

Two, three, four

Ah one, two, three, four!

[Indistinct chatter]

One, two, three, four

Ah one, two, three, four!

You've been hurt, you're all cried out you say
You're just pushing everybody out of your way
You pack your bags and all alone you 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
No man can break the ties that bind
No man can forsake the ties that bind

Outside, inside, anyway you wanna go
There's one thing little darling that I know
People wondering just who's gonna stop the rain
Who ends the sadness, who's gonna quiet the pain
You walk the walk, but 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

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I wanna hear you baby

Oh the ties that bind
To the ties that bind
No man can break the ties that bind
No man can forsake the ties that bind
You just can't shake the ties that bind

Come on! Go!


Info

The above lyrics are for a band rehearsal workout of THE TIES THAT BIND believed to have been recorded during a break in midst of the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour, on 26 Oct 1978 at Springsteen's Telegraph Hill Road property in Holmdel, NJ, nicknamed "Telegraph Hill Studios". This wasn't a true studio; it was a converted barn that Springsteen and the band used to practice songs around the time The River was being cut in studio. Working out arrangements cuts down pricey hours at The Power Station where the album was recorded.

A significant amount of The River sessions audio that has surfaced unofficially comes from these Telegraph Hill sessions. Unfortunately the audio quality leaves much to be desired. It sounds as if a single boom recording mike was used and Springsteen's vocals are buried under the instruments on virtually all these recordings.

Bootleg Releases

This band rehearsal of THE TIES THAT BIND can be found on The Unsurpassed Springsteen Volume 6 (Yellow Dog Records) [track 13] bootleg.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Unsurpassed Springsteen Volume 6 (Yellow Dog Records)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Unsurpassed Springsteen Volume 6 (Yellow Dog Records)

References

Some of the above info about the Telegraph Hill sessions is taken from Brucebase.

Request

The lyrics for this rehearsal take of THE TIES THAT BIND are not complete. If you can help correct or complete some of the above lyrics, please contact me via the below form or by email: . You will be credited. Thanks in advance.

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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