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Song title: Fade away

Fade away

Well now you say you’ve found another
man who does things to you that I can’t
And that no matter what I do it’s all over
now between me and you girl
But I can’t believe what you say
No I can’t believe what you say
‘cause baby

I don’t wanna fade away
Oh I don’t wanna fade away
Tell me what can I do what can I say
Cause darlin’ I don’t wanna fade away

Well now you say that you’ve made up
your mind it’s been such a long, long
time since it’s been good with us
And that somewhere back along the line
you lost your love and I lost your trust
Now rooms that once were so bright are
filled with the coming night, darlin’


You say it’s not easy for you
And that you’ve been so lonely
While other girls go out doing what they
want to do
You say that you miss the nights when
we’d go out dancing
The days when you and I walked as two
Well girl I miss them too
Oh I swear that I do
Oh girl

Now baby I don’t wanna be just another
useless memory holding you tight
Or just some other ghost out on the street
to whom you stop and politely speak
when you pass on by vanishing into the
left to vanish into the night
No baby

Notes: Slow fade is the early version of this song.

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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 01/11/1980 Sports Arena, Los Angeles,CA ,USA
Last known live performance: 28/07/2016 Frogner Park, Oslo ,Norway

Song 'history':

Published on the double album THE RIVER, in 1980
The River tour counted 17 apparitions of this song
In the Reunion tour, the song was only practiced (23/10/1999 Staples Center, Los Angeles,CA ,USA, during the soundcheck.) but never played in the regular set.
During the Devils and Dust tour, the song was played less than a dozen times
Two only renderings for this song in the Working on a Dream tour (07/06/2009 Stadium, Stockholm ,Sweden and 08/11/2009 Madison Square Garden, New York,NY ,USA)
Bruce gave this song one only shot through the Wrecking Ball tour (20/07/2013 Kings Hall, Belfast ,Ireland)
Bruce gave this song one only shot through the High Hopes tour (26/02/2014 Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane ,Australia)
Often played during the 2016 The River tour (40 times)
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