THE WIND AND THE RAIN

Live 24 Apr 1970 version


Vini Lopez:Hey!

Bruce Springsteen:The wind and rain slashin' at my window pane
Lightning's flashing, looks like the sky's gone insane
And it seems like you have lied again
And now I'm left with the wind and the rain
Oh, shattered truth, jagged memories of you
You know it's hard, them dreams that just can't come true
How long has it been since I've known you
Now the wind and the rain is my only truth, hey!

Bruce Springsteen:Summertime, summertime, that was when you were mine
And now that's left so far behind
Can't you see what you've done to my mind
Now the wind and the rain's forever mine
Yeah yeah yeah the time shorn it up
Oh the years have made me far too tough
You know where I start and I go, I got drowned
Now the wind and the rain is my only love
I said the wind and the rain is my only love
You know the wind and the rain is my only love

Springsteen and Lopez:Wintertime, memories of when you were mine
Oh let 'em shine, golden moments lost in time
Now I hear the grandfather chime
Wind and rain's forever mine

Vini Lopez:Hey!

Vini Lopez:Yeah!
Yeah!
Yeah!

[very long instrumental]

Bruce Springsteen:Now the wind and the rain slashin' at my window pane
Seems like you have lied again
By now I guess that it's just the same
And I am left with the wind and the rain
Hasn't time shown you enough
Things have made me far too tough
But you know where I stood when the going got rough
The wind and rain is my only love
The wind and the rain is all I love
The wind and the rain is all I love
The wind and the rain is all I love
Vini Lopez:Oh-oh oh-oh, oh-oh-oh oh-oh
Bruce Springsteen:The wind and the rain is all I love
Vini Lopez:Oh-oh oh-oh, oh-oh-oh oh-oh
Bruce Springsteen:The wind and the rain is all I love
Vini Lopez:Oh-oh oh-oh, oh-oh-oh oh-oh
Oh-oh oh-oh, oh-oh-oh oh-oh
Oh-oh oh-oh, oh-oh-oh oh-oh
Oh-oh oh-oh, oh-oh-oh oh-oh
Oh-oh oh-oh, oh-oh-oh oh-oh
Springsteen and Lopez:Oh-oh oh-oh, oh-oh-oh oh-oh
Oh-oh oh-oh, oh-oh-oh oh-oh
Oh-oh oh-oh, oh-oh-oh oh-oh
Oh-oh oh-oh, oh-oh-oh oh-oh

Vini Lopez:Oh!
Yeah!

Vini Lopez:Yeah!

Info

The above lyrics are for the live 24 Apr 1970 performance of THE WIND AND THE RAIN at Monmouth College in West Long Branch, NJ, with Steel Mill.

This was a single show, with Steel Mill the sole act on the bill. According to Brucebase, this was a replacement concert for a cancellation of the musical "Hair".

Promotional ad for the 24 Apr 1970 show at Monmouth College, West Long Branch, NJ
Promotional ad for the 24 Apr 1970 show at Monmouth College, West Long Branch, NJ
(Taken from Brucebase)
Ticket stub for the 24 Apr 1970 show at West Monmouth College, Long Branch, NJ
Ticket stub for the 24 Apr 1970 show at West Monmouth College, Long Branch, NJ

A soundboard recording of very good to excellent quality is in circulation. The tape is very deceptive in that drummer Vini Lopez's voice microphone is abnormally dominant in the mix, so much so that it sounds like a co-lead singer (i.e., Robbin Thompson) is interacting with Springsteen throughout the show. However under an extremely close comparison it can be determined that the "co-lead" vocalist is actually drummer and background vocalist Lopez, with his microphone turned way up in the audio mix. Robbin Thompson's voice is definitely not present.

References

Some of the above info about the live performance is taken from Brucebase.

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Available Versions

List of available versions of THE WIND AND THE RAIN on this website:

THE WIND AND THE RAIN [Handwritten lyrics]
THE WIND AND THE RAIN [Live 24 Apr 1970 version]
THE WIND AND THE RAIN [Steel Mill Retro's cover version]

Page last updated: 19 Aug 2010