BACKSTREETS

Live 03 Nov 1976 version

One soft infested summer me and Terry became friends
Trying in vain to breathe the fire we was born in
Catching rides to the outskirts, tying faith between our teeth
Sleeping in that old abandoned beach house, getting wasted in the heat
And hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
With a love so hard and filled with defeat, hey!
Running for our lives at night on them backstreets
Whoa-oh yeah

Slow dancing in the dark on the beach at Stockton's Wing
Where desperate lovers park we sat with the last of the Duke Street Kings
Huddled in our cars waiting for the bells that ring
In the deep heart of the night when you let loose of everything
To go running on the backstreets, running yeah-yeah
We swore we'd live forever
On the backstreets we take it together

Endless juke joints and Valentino drag
Where dancers scraped the tears up off the street dressed down in rags
Running into the darkness, some hurt bad some really dying
At night sometimes it seemed you could hear that whole damn city crying
Blame it on the lies that killed us, On the truth that ran us down
Blame it all on me, it don't matter to me now
When the breakdown hit at midnight there was nothing left to say
I hated him and I hated you when you went away
You went away
You went away!

Now laying here in the dark, you're like an angel on my chest
Just another tramp of hearts crying tears of faithlessness
Remember all the movies, Terry, that we'd go see
Trying to learn how to walk like the heroes we thought we had to be
And after all this time to find we're just like all the rest
Stranded in the park and forced to confess
To hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
We swore forever friends, say!
On the backstreets until the end

Until the end
I promised
We swore
We promised
We promised
We swore
We promised
We could steal away
We promised
We could slip away
I was gonna
I was gonna take my money out of the bank
And you were gonna, you were gonna quit your job
And I was gonna quit my job too
You promised
When the bells ring
When the bells ring
You promised we're gonna steal away
You promised and you didn't keep your promise
When the kings at midnight ring the bells
You swore
You swore
You swore
You swore
And you promised
We were gonna go!
We were gonna go!
We were gonna go!
Whoaaa-whoa
You promised
We were gonna go
You swore
We were gonna go
We were gonna go
When the kings at midnight ring the bells
They ring the bells
We were gonna go
We were gonna go

Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
It's alright
To go hiding on the backstreets tonight
On the backstreets
Whoaaa alright
Whoaaa alright
Whoaaa-whoa
On the backstreets

Whoaaa-whoa
Whoaaa-whoa
Whoaaaaaa-whoaaa-whoaaa
Whoa-whoa-whoa
On the backstreets


Page last updated: 21 Oct 2010

Info

The above lyrics are for the live 03 Nov 1976 performance of BACKSTREETS at Palladium in New York City, NY, during the Lawsuit Tour.


Promotional ad for the 1976 six-night stand at Palladium, New York City, NY
[Taken from Brucebase]

Ticket stub for the 03 Nov 1976 show at Palladium, New York City, NY
[Taken from Brucebase]

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