Live 10 Aug 1992 version

[Spoken intro:] Close enough!

Well, Sandy, the fireworks are hailin' over Little Eden tonight
Forcin' a light into all those stoned-out faces left stranded on the fourth of July
Down in town the Circuit's full with switchblade lovers, so fast, so shiny, and sharp
And the wizards play down on Pinball Way on the boardwalk way past dark
And the boys from the casino dance with their shirts open like Latin lovers along the shore
Chasin' all them silly New York girls

Oh, Sandy, the aurora is rising behind us
The pier lights our carnival life forever
Whoa, love me tonight, for I, I may never see you again
Hey, Sandy, girl

Well, now the greasers, they tramp the street or get busted for trying to sleep on the beach all night
Them boys in their spiked high heels, ah, Sandy, their skins are so white
And me, I just got tired of hangin' in them dusty arcades, bangin' them pleasure machines
Chasin' the factory girls underneath the boardwalk, where they all promise to unsnap their jeans
Now that tilt-a-whirl way down on the south beach drag
I got on it last night and my shirt got caught
And that Joey kept me spinnin'
I didn't think I'd ever get off

Oh, Sandy, the aurora is rising behind us
The pier lights our carnival life on the water
Oh, running down the beach with my boss's daughter
I wonder where she is now

Now, Sandy, the angels have lost their desire for us
Yeah, I spoke to 'em just last night, and they said they won't set themselves on fire for us anymore
Every summer when the weather gets hot, they ride that road down from heaven, on their Harleys they come and go
You can see 'em dressed like stars in all them cheap little seashore bars
Parked, makin' love with their babies, out on the Kokomo
Well, the cops finally busted Madame Marie for tellin' fortunes better than they do
Now, this boardwalk life for me is through
You know, you ought to quit this scene too

Oh, Sandy, the aurora is rising behind us
The pier lights our carnival life forever
Love me tonight and I promise that I'll love you forever
Hey, Sandy, girl
Hey, Sandy, girl

Page last updated: 03 Dec 2011


The above lyrics are for the live 10 Aug 1992 performance of 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) at Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, NJ, during World Tour 1992-1993. The song was played in a full-band arrangement.

Ticket stub for the 10 Aug 1992 show at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
[Taken from Brucebase]

This was the last of an eleven-night stand at Brendan Byrne Arena.

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Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake).