FOR YOU

Live 04 Nov 2010 version

Yeah, 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, I stood stuffed like some soldier undaunted
To her Cheshire smile I'd stand on file, she's all I 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 see that too

I came for you, for you, darling, 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, my electric surges free

Well, crawl into my ambulance, yeah, your pulse is getting weak
Well, 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
But 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 cracked
Well, 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

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

Now, 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 still clings to me like a leech
Well, that medal you wore on your chest, it 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're living for
And it's not that nursery mouth I came back for
It's not the way that you're stretched out on the floor
Because I've broken all your windows and I rammed through all your doors
And who am I to ask you to lick my sores?
Yeah, you should know it's true

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


Page last updated: 13 Jan 2012

Info

The above lyrics are for the live 04 Nov 2010 performance of FOR YOU at Soldiers And Sailors Memorial Hall And Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, when Bruce Springsteen appeared at Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers concerts. The song was played solo acoustic on guitar and harmonica.


Ticket stub for the 04 Nov 2010 show at Soldiers And Sailors Memorial Hall, Pittsburgh, PA
[Thanks Chuck at Greasy Lake]

Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers with special guest Bruce Springsteen performed at Soldiers And Sailors Memorial Hall And Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, on 04 and 05 Nov 2010 and 03 and 04 Nov 2011. Bruce Springsteen opened each of these shows with a short solo acoustic set before joining Grushecky and The Houserockers. On the last of these four shows, Springsteen played and additional four-song acoustic set to end the show.

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