4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY)

Live 18 Jul 2005 version

[Spoken intro:] I haven't played this one in a while, so, uh... So! Hey, the foot petal, Fitz! There's an important piece of the machine, if I can call it that, that's not working. There it is, there it is, oh! Mmm. All right, gonna do this one and wish you a merry summer. With its rarely performed original third verse. Oh! All right! (chuckles) You don't know what it is yet, man, hold on, hold up!

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

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

Now the greasers tramp the streets or get busted for trying to sleep on the beach all night
Them boys in their spiked high heels, Sandy, their skins are so white
Yeah, 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 promise to unsnap their jeans
You know 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

Ah, Sandy, the aurora is rising behind us
The pier lights our carnival life on the water
Yeah, I'm running down the beach with my old boss's daughter
Yeah, Sandy, girl
Hey, Sandy, girl

Now, Sandy, that waitress I was seeing lost her desire for me
I spoke with her last night, she said she won't set herself on fire for me anymore
She worked that joint under the boardwalk, she was the girl they'd see boppin' down the beach with her radio
Said last night she was dressed like a star in one of those cheap seashore bars, parked, makin' love with lover boy, out on the Kokomo
Did you hear the cops finally busted Madame Marie for tellin' fortunes better than they do
Boardwalk life for me is through, baby
You know, you ought to quit this scene too

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

[Spoken outro:] Yeah! Yes! There were were some, uh, unexpected extra words in that! (chuckles)


Page last updated: 10 Dec 2011

Info

The above lyrics are for the live 18 Jul 2005 performance of 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY, during the Devils & Dust Solo Acoustic Tour. The song was played solo on electric piano.


Ticket stub for the 18 Jul 2005 show at HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NY

Pass for the 18 Jul 2005 show at HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NY

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Credits

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