WHEN I LEAVE BERLIN

Live 30 May 2012 version


[Spoken intro:] Hello Berlin! Es ist gut wieder hier zu sein! Alright, this is uh... something we learned just for you.

When morning comes and I leave Berlin
My mind is turning, my heart is yearning for you and Berlin
In Amsterdam I'll see my lady,
I hope she'll love me
'Cause I'm gonna need her when I leave Berlin

Here today, but the wall is open, gone are the soldiers and their guns
Here today, the gates are open, mothers in the arms of their sons

One, two!
When morning comes and I leave Berlin
I know for certain that I'm a free man when I leave Berlin
In Amsterdam I'll see my lady,
I hope she'll love me
'Cause I'm gonna need her when I leave Berlin

Here today, the wall is open, gone are the soldiers and their guns
Here today, the gates are open, mothers in the arms of their sons
One, two!

[Instrumental]

When morning comes and I leave Berlin
My mind is turning, my heart is yearning for you and Berlin
In Amsterdam I'll see my lady,
I hope she'll love me
'Cause I'm gonna need her when I leave Berlin
Come on!

La la la, la la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la la
La la la, la la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la la

When morning comes and I leave Berlin
I know for certain that I'm a free man when I leave Berlin


Info

WHEN I LEAVE BERLIN is a 1973 song by Wizz Jones. See the original Wizz Jones version for more details.

Bruce Springsteen covered Wizz Jones' WHEN I LEAVE BERLIN live once, on 30 May 2012 in Berlin, Germany, during the Wrecking Ball Tour. His version features some lyrics variations to Jones'. In a 19 Dec 2013 interview that premiered on 10 Jan 2014 during Dave Marsh's Live From E Street Nation show on Sirius XM's E Street Radio channel, Bruce Springsteen said: "I somehow stumbled across this 'When I Leave Berlin,' which I really, I really loved it. And if I was doing another Sessions record – Sessions Band record – I'd wanna record that for it."

30 May 2012 Performance

The above lyrics are for the live 30 May 2012 performance of WHEN I LEAVE BERLIN at Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany, during the Wrecking Ball Tour. This was the first and only time that Bruce Springsteen has performed Wizz Jones' WHEN I LEAVE BERLIN live. The song, which opened the show, was sound-checked several times prior to the show.

Ticket stub for the 30 May 2012 show at Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany
Ticket stub for the 30 May 2012 show at Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany
(Taken from Brucebase)

Pro-shot video of the live 30 May 2012 performance of WHEN I LEAVE BERLIN was posted on Bruce Springsteen's official website and Bruce Springsteen's YouTube channel shortly after the show.


Live History

WHEN I LEAVE BERLIN was performed once during the Wrecking Ball Tour (133 dates, March 2012 to September 2013), on 30 May 2012 in Berlin, Germany.

  1. 30 May 2012 at Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany

Available Versions

List of available versions of WHEN I LEAVE BERLIN on this website:

WHEN I LEAVE BERLIN [Live 30 May 2012 version]
WHEN I LEAVE BERLIN [Original Wizz Jones version]

Page last updated: 28 Feb 2014