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Song title: Cover me

Cover me

The times are tough now,
just getting tougher
This old world is rough,
it’s just getting rougher
Cover me, come on baby, cover me
Well I’m looking for a lover who will
come on in and cover me
Promise me baby you won’t
let them find us
Hold me in your arms,
let’s let our love blind us
Cover me, shut the door and cover me
Well I’m looking for a lover who will
come on in and cover me

Outside’s the rain, the driving snow
I can hear the wild wind blowing
Turn out the light, bolt the door
I ain’t going out there no more

This whole world is out there
just trying to score
I’ve seen enough I don’t want
to see any more,
Cover me, come on and cover me
I’m looking for a lover who will
come on in and cover me
Looking for a lover who will
come on in and cover me

Notes: This was originally written for Donna Summer, but at the last moment was put in BITUSA and Protection was given to Donna Summer instead. An interesting early version of these lyrics is represented by Drop on down and cover me

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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 02/07/1984 Civic Center, Saint Paul,MN ,USA
Last known live performance: 04/02/2017 AAMI Park, Melbourne ,Australia

Song 'history':

Published on BORN IN THE USA, in 1984
Largely (135 times) played during the Born in the U.S.A. tour
The song (in live version) was then included in the 'LIVE 1975-85' box set
Bruce performed this song during each show of the Tunnel of Love tour
Performed 19 times during the 1988 Amnesty International tour
Perfomed in a large number of shows (76) of the Human Touch tour
In the Rising tour, the song was only practiced (19/04/2003 Bell Center, Montreal ,Canada, during the soundcheck. and 27/07/2003 Giants Stadium, E.Rutherford,NJ ,USA, during the soundcheck.) but never played in the regular set.
It only saw the light 3 times in the whole Magic tour
Just less than a dozen shots during the Working on a Dream tour
Bruce inserted it 18 times in the setlists of the Wrecking Ball tour
It only saw the light 4 times in the whole High Hopes tour
Not much used during the 2016 The River tour, deserving only less than a dozen renderings
Performed 2 times during the 2017 Summer tour

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