FOR YOU

Live 07 Aug 1992 version

Princess cards she sends me with her regards
Her barroom eyes shine vacancy, to see her you gotta look hard
I was wounded deep in battle, but I stood stuffed like some soldier undaunted
To her Cheshire smile I'd stand on file, she was all I'd ever wanted
But you let your blue walls get in the way of these facts
Honey, get your carpetbaggers off my back
You wouldn't even give me time to cover my tracks
You said, "Here's your mirror and your ball and jacks"
But they ain't what I came for, and I'm sure you know that too

I came for you, for you, I came for you, but you did not need my urgency
For you, for you, baby, I came for you, but your life was one long emergency
And your cloud line urges me, and my electric surges free

Crawl into my ambulance, your pulse is getting weak
Reveal yourself now to me girl while you got the strength to speak
'Cause they're waiting for you at Bellevue, yeah, with their oxygen masks
Well I could give it all to you here if only you would ask
Don't call for your surgeon, even he says it's too late
It ain't your lungs this time, it's your heart that holds your fate
Don't give me my money, honey, I don't want it back
You and your pony face and your union jack
Well you can take that local joker and teach him how to act
I swear I was never that way even when I really cracked
Didn't you think I knew that you were born with the power of a locomotive
Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound?
Your Chelsea suicide with no apparent motive
You could laugh and cry in a single sound

Well, your strength is devastating in the face of all these odds
Remember how I kept you waiting when it was my turn to be the god

You were not quite half so proud when I found you broken on the beach
Remember how I poured salt on your tongue and hung just out of reach
And the band, they played the homecoming theme as I caressed your cheek
That ragged, jagged melody, it still clings to me like a leech
Well, that medal you wore on your chest always got in the way
You were like a little girl with a trophy so soft to buy her way
We were both hitchhikers but you had your ears tuned to the roar
Of some metal-tempered engine on an alien, distant shore
So you left to find a better reason than the one we were living for
And it ain't that nursery mouth that I came back for
Well it ain't the way that you're stretched out on the floor
'Cause I've broken all your windows and rammed through all your doors
And who am I to ask you to lick my sores?
You should know that's true

I came for you, for you, I came for you, you didn't need my urgency
For you, for you, baby, I came for you, your life was one long emergency
And your cloud line urges me, and my electric surges free
I came for you


Page last updated: 14 Nov 2010

Info

The above lyrics are for the live 07 Aug 1992 performance of FOR YOU at Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, NJ, during World Tour 1992-1993. The song was played in a stripped-down arrangement featuring only Bruce Springsteen and Roy Bittan.


Pass for the 07 Aug 1992 show at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ

Ticket stub for the 07 Aug 1992 show at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ

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

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Credits

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