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Song title: Long walk home


Long walk home - Album version

Last night I stood at your doorstep
Trying to figure out what went wrong
You just slipped somethin' into my palm
Then you were gone
I could smell the same deep green of summer
Above me the same night sky was glowin'
In the distance I could see the town where I was born

It's gonna be a long walk home
Hey pretty Darling, don't wait up for me
Gonna be a long walk home
A long walk home

In town I passed Sal's grocery
The barbershop on South Street
I looked into their faces
They were all rank strangers to me
The veterans' hall high up on the hill
Stood silent and alone
The diner was shuttered and boarded
With a sign that just said "gone"

It's gonna be a long walk home
Hey pretty Darling, don't wait up for me
Gonna be a long walk home
Hey pretty Darling, don't wait up for me
Gonna be a long walk home
It's gonna be a long walk home

Here everybody has a neighbor
Everybody has a friend
Everybody has a reason to begin again

My father said "Son, we're lucky in this town
It's a beautiful place to be born
It just wraps its arms around you
Nobody crowds you, nobody goes it alone.
That you know flag flying over the courthouse
Means certain things are set in stone
Who we are, what we'll do and what we won't."

Its gonna be a long walk home
Hey pretty Darling, don't wait up for me
Gonna be a long walk home
Hey pretty Darling, don't wait up for me
Gonna be a long walk home
It's gonna be a long walk home

Its gonna be a long walk home
Hey pretty Darling, don't wait up for me
Gonna be a long walk home
Hey pretty Darling, don't wait up for me
Gonna be a long walk home
It's gonna be a long walk home

It's gonna be a long walk home


Long walk home - First live version

Last night I stood at your doorstep
Trying to figure out what went wrong
You slipped something into my palm and you were gone

It was the same deep green of summer
'Bove me the same night sky was glowin'
In the distance I could see the town where I was born

It's gonna be a long walk home
Hey pretty darling, don't wait up for me
Gonna be a long walk home
Hey pretty darling, don't wait up for me
Gonna be a long walk home

I walked past Sal's grocery
Joe's barber shop on South Street
I looked into the faces
They were all rank strangers to me
Veteran's Hall up upon the hill
Stood dark and alone
Frankie's diner was shuttered and boarded
With a sign that just said "gone"

It's gonna be a long walk home
Hey pretty darling, don't wait up for me
Gonna be a long walk home
Hey pretty darling, don't wait up for me
Gonna be a long walk home

My Pa said "Son, we're lucky,
This town is a beautiful place to be born.
It just wraps its arms around you,
Nobody crowds you, nobody goes it alone"

"You see that flag down at the courthouse?
It means certain things are set in stone.
Who we are, what we'll do and what we won't"

Well it's gonna be a long walk home
Hey pretty darling, don't wait up for me
Gonna be a long walk home
Hey pretty darling, don't wait up for me
Gonna be a long walk home

Here everybody has a neighbor
Everybody has a friend
Everybody has a reason to begin again

Now the war is rising 'round the corner
There's a fire burning out of control
There's a hurricane on Main Street
And I've got murder in my soul

Yeah well when the party's over
And the cheering is all gone
Will you know me, will I know you
Will I now you

'Cause it's gonna be a long walk home
Hey pretty darling, don't wait up for me
Gonna be a long walk home
Hey pretty darling, don't wait up for me
Gonna be a long walk home
Hey pretty darling, don't wait up for me
Gonna be a long walk home
Hey pretty darling, don't wait up for me
Gonna be a long walk home
Hey pretty darling, don't wait up for me
Gonna be a long walk home
Hey pretty darling, don't wait up for me
It's gonna be a long walk home

Hey now darling, it's gonna be a long walk home
Yeah it's gonna be a long walk home


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 11/11/2006 Wembley Arena, London ,GB
Last known live performance: 18/07/2018 Walter Kerr Theatre, New York,NY ,USA

Song 'history':


Played once in the whole The Seeger Session tour (11/11/2006 Wembley Arena, London ,GB)
Played during the rehearsals for the Magic tour, in Sep 2007.
Published on the 'MAGIC' Album, released in September 2007.
A real milestone of each setlist of the Magic tour, with a unique exception
During the Working on a Dream tour, the song was played less than a dozen times
During the Wrecking Ball tour, the song was played less than a dozen times
Played once in the whole High Hopes tour (12/02/2014 Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide ,Australia)
Two only performances during the 2016 The River tour (11/09/2016 Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh,PA ,USA and 14/09/2016 Gilette Stadium, Foxborough, MA ,USA)
Performed 1 times during the 2017 Summer tour
A discrete number of performances (141) was given during the Springsteen on Broadway tour

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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