THUNDERCRACK

Live 02 Mar 1973 version


Her brains they rattle and her bones they shake
Oh she's an angel from the Innerlake
Her brains they rattle and her bones they shake
Oh she's an angel from the Innerlake
Don't dance with her Henry, don't dance with her Jake (her brains they rattle and her bones they shake)
Oh she's an angel from the Innerlake
She gives me all the loving any poor man can take (her brains they rattle and her bones they shake)
Oh she's an angel from the Innerlake

Sha-na, na-na, na na, oh oh
Sha-na, na-na, na na, oh oh
Sha-na, na-na, na na, oh oh
Sha-na, na-na, na na, oh oh
Thundercrack, baby's back
This time she'll tell me how she really feels
Now bring me down to her lightning shack
You can watch my partner reeling
She moves up, oh, and then she moves back
Out on the floor there ain't nobody cleaner
She does this thing she calls the "jump back jack"
She's got the heart of a ballerina

Straight from the Bronx, hung off the line
She slips, she slides, she slops, she bops, she bumps, she grinds
Even them dance hall hacks from the west side of the tracks move in close to catch her timing
She moves up, she moves back
Out on the floor there ain't nobody cleaner
She does this thing she calls the "jump back jack"
She's got the heart of a ballerina

She ain't no little girl, she ain't got no curls
Her hair ain't brown and her eyes ain't
(Round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round)
(Round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round)

My heart's wood, she's a carpenter
She's an angel in the night, what she does is alright
Dance with me, partner
Dance with me, partner
Dance with me, partner, 'til the dawn
Until the dawn
Hey!

Ah-ah-ah-ah ah-ah ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah ah-ah ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah ah-ah ah-ah
Ah-ah-ahhh ah-ah ah-ah
Ah-ah-ahhh ah-ah ah-ah
Oh-oh-oh-oh oh-oh it's alright
Oh-oh-oh-oh oh-oh it's alright
Oh-oh-oh-oh oh-oh it's alright
Ah-ah-ahhh ah-ah ah-ah
Ah-ah-ahhh ah-ah ah-ah

[Long instrumental break]

Thundercrack, (baby's back)
This time she'll tell me how she really feels
And bring me down to her lightning shack
You can watch my partner reeling
She moves up, she moves back
Out on the floor there ain't nobody cleaner
She does this thing she calls the "jump back jack"
She's got the heart of a ballerina

She has parents, she has religion, she has sisters
(Round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round)
(Round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round)

My heart's wood, she's a carpenter
She's an angel in the night, what she does is alright
Dance with me, partner
Dance with me, partner
Dance with me, partner
All right
All right
All right

[Spoken:] We uh... now come to the very uh... avant-garde portion of our show here. Let's do this. Now I'm ready for this. (guitar noise) That's pretty much it, uh... (chuckles)

All night, all night, all night, all night, all night, all night, all night, all night
All night, all night, all night, all night, all night, all night, all night, all night
All night, all night, all night, all night, all night, all night, all night, all night
All night, all night, all night, all night, all night, all night, all night, all night

[Spoken outro:] Thank you.


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 02 Mar 1973 performance of THUNDERCRACK at Berkeley Community Theatre in Berkeley, CA, during what is considered the Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. Tour.

The 02 Mar 1973 Show

This was a double-bill show, with Bruce Springsteen opening for headliners Blood, Sweat & Tears. A 7-song soundboard recording in circulation among collectors is believed to be the complete 02 Mar 1973 performance.

Promotional ad for the 02 Mar 1973 show at Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA
Promotional ad for the 02 Mar 1973 show at Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA
(Taken from Brucebase)
Ticket stub for the 02 Mar 1973 show at Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA
Ticket stub for the 02 Mar 1973 show at Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA
(Taken from Brucebase)

The 02 Mar 1973 show at Berkeley Community Theatre was commercially released in Europe. Since 2005 some enterprising record labels in Europe (mostly in the UK) have been releasing Bruce Springsteen radio and TV broadcasts (and some soundboard recordings) from the seventies, eighties, and nineties. Though these releases are not authorized by Bruce Springsteen or his record company, they are lawful due to a legal loophole in Europe.

Bruce Springsteen -- Greetings From Berkeley
Bruce Springsteen -- Greetings From Berkeley

Digital album - BKC (no catalog number) - UK, 2015

This is a download-only digital album. It contains the 02 Mar 1973 show at Berkeley Community Theatre.

References

Some of the above information is taken from Brucebase.

Available Versions

List of available versions of THUNDERCRACK on this website:

THUNDERCRACK [Official studio version]
THUNDERCRACK [Live 31 Jan 1973 (early show) version]
THUNDERCRACK [Live 02 Mar 1973 version]
THUNDERCRACK [Live 24 Apr 1973 (early show) version]
THUNDERCRACK [Live 01 May 1973 version]
THUNDERCRACK [Live 29 Jan 1974 version]

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