4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY)

Live 15 Feb 1997 version

[Spoken intro:] Oh, yeah! I haven't played this in a while, this song, but, um, I come down to... I can fail the last two tonight, I'm sorry. (laughs) I say that. But, uh, uh, um. This is a song, uh, it's for my old fans out there, but I got sort of in this neck of the woods where this theatre is and I started feeling a little misty, that's all I can say. So I'm gonna give this a try. Remember where was the key... That's the key, it's down here. I haven't had a dressing room with a roller coaster outside my window before. You gotta get used to those things out here. (laughs) It just in there working, and I hear, weeee!

Sandy, the fireworks are hailin' over Little Eden tonight
Yeah, forcin' a light into all them 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

Yeah, Sandy, the aurora is rising behind us
Yeah, the pier lights our carnival life forever
Well, love me tonight, for I, I may never see you again
Hey, Sandy, girl
My, my baby
Hey, Sandy, girl

Now the greasers, well, they tramp the streets or get busted for trying to sleep on the beach all night
Well, them boys in their spiked high heels, ah, Sandy, their skins are so white
Well, 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
And you know that tilt-a-whirl down on the south beach drag
Well, 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
Well, the pier lights our carnival life forever
Well, love me tonight, and I'll love you forever
Hey, Sandy, girl
My, my baby
Hey, Sandy, girl

Now, Sandy, well, 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
And every summer when the weather gets hot, they ride that road down from heaven, on their Harleys they come and go
You see 'em dressed like stars in all the cheap little seashore bars
And parked, makin' love with their babies, out on the Kokomo
Well, the cops finally busted Madame Marie for tellin' fortunes better than they do
Well, this boardwalk life for me is through
Hey, you know, you ought to quit this scene too

Well, Sandy, the aurora is rising behind us
Yeah, the pier lights our carnival life forever
Hey, love me tonight and I promise I'll love you forever
Hey, Sandy, girl
Whoa, Sandy, girl


Page last updated: 04 Dec 2011

Info

The above lyrics are for the live 15 Feb 1997 performance of 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) at Palais Theatre in Melbourne, Australia, during the The Ghost Of Tom Joad Solo Acoustic Tour. The song was played in a solo acoustic guitar arrangement.


Ticket stub for the 15 Feb 1997 show at Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
[Taken from Brucebase]

This was the first of a three-night stand at Palais Theatre.

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Credits

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