THE E STREET SHUFFLE

Live 02 Mar 2012 version

[Jimmy Fallon (spoken intro):] Ok you guys, here to turn the clock back with his last performance, with a little help from The Roots, for "E Street Shuffle". Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, with Tom Morello! Whoa!

The sparks fly on E Street when the boy prophets walk it handsome and hot
The little girls' souls grow weak when the man-child gives them a double shot
The schoolboy pops pull out all the stops on a Friday night
Teenage tramps in skin-tight pants do the E Street dance, it's all right
They're either out there dancing, hooked up in a scuffle
Dressed in snake-skin suits packed with Detroit muscle
Doing the E Street Shuffle

Here we go!
Yeah-yeah yeah-yeah-yeah
Whoa-whoa whoa-whoa-whoa
Everybody form a line
Whoa-whoa whoa-whoa-yeah
Whoa-whoa whoa-whoa-whoa
Everybody form a line
Whoa!

Come on Roots, one, two, three!

The sparks light on E Street when the boy-prophets walk it handsome and hot
The little girls' souls grow weak when the man-child gives them a double shot
Little Angel hangs out at Easy Joe's, it's a club where all the riot squad goes when they're cashing in for a hustle
Boys on the corner loose lazy and doing that crazy E Street Shuffle
Them sweet summer nights turn into summer dreams
Little Angel picks up Power and he slips on his jeans
And they move on out down to the scene
Everybody's dancing

Here we go!
Whoa-whoa whoa-whoa-yeah
Whoa-whoa whoa-whoa-whoa
Everybody form a line
Whoa-whoa whoa-whoa-yeah
Whoa-whoa whoa-whoa-whoa
Everybody form a line
Whoa-whoa whoa-whoa-yeah
Whoa-whoa whoa-whoa-whoa
Everybody form a line
Whoa-whoa whoa-whoa-yeah
Whoa-whoa whoa-whoa-whoa
Yeah, everybody form a line

Steven Van Zandt! Steve!


Page last updated: 03 Mar 2012

Info

The above lyrics are for the live 02 Mar 2012 performance of THE E STREET SHUFFLE on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. The NBC show is filmed in Studio 6B in the GE Building at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City, NY. The song was played with the E Street Band, The Roots, and Tom Morello, and even Jimmy Fallon himself on cowbell. At the end of the song, Springsteen envied the entire audience to join him on stage.

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From 27 Feb to 02 Mar 2012, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon honored Bruce Springsteen with a week-long musical tribute to promote the release of his 2012 album Wrecking Ball. This was Springsteen's only TV appearance to promote the album and its supporting tour.

  • On the first day (Monday, 27 Feb 2012), Springsteen and the E Street Band were the musical guests, and performed two songs: WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN and WRECKING BALL.
  • On the second day (Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012), Kenny Chesney was the musical guest and performed I'M ON FIRE, backed by his band.
  • On third the day (Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012), John Legend was the musical guest and performed DANCING IN THE DARK, backed by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon's house band The Roots.
  • On the fourth day (Thursday, 01 Mar 2012), Elvis Costello was the musical guest and performed FIRE and BRILLIANT DISGUISE, backed by The Roots.
  • On the fifth day (Friday, 02 Mar 2012), which also marks the TV show's third anniversary, Bruce Springsteen was the only guest for the episode. After performing a spoof of LMFAO's SEXY AND I KNOW IT with Jimmy Fallon, he was interviewed by Fallon and then performed DEATH TO MY HOMETOWN (with the E Street Band and Tom Morello), JACK OF ALL TRADES (with the E Street Band and Tom Morello), and THE E STREET SHUFFLE (with the E Street Band, The Roots, and Tom Morello).

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