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Song title: Human touch


Human touch

You and me we were the pretenders
We let it all slip away
In the end what you don’t surrender
Well the world just strips away
Girl, ain’t no kindness in the face of strangers
Ain’t gonna find no miracles here
Well you can wait on your blesses my darling
I got a deal for you right here
I ain’t looking for praise or pity
I ain’t coming ‘round searching for a crutch
I just want someone to talk to
And a little of that Human Touch
Just a little of that Human Touch

Ain’t no mercy on the streets of this town
Ain’t no bread from Heavenly skies
Ain’t nobody drawing wine from this blood
It’s just you and me tonight
Tell me, in a world without pity
Do you think what I’m askin’s too much
I just want something to hold on to
And a little of that Human Touch
Just a little of that Human Touch

Oh girl that feeling of safety that you prize
Well it comes at a hard hard price
You can’t shut off the risk and the pain
Without losing the love that remains
We’re all riders on this train

So you’ve been broken and you’ve been hurt
Show me somebody who ain’t
Yeah, I know I ain’t nobody’s bargain
But, hell, a little touch up and a little paint...
You might need something to hold on to
When all the answers, they don’t amount to much
Somebody that you could just to talk to
And a little of that Human Touch
Baby, in a world without pity
Do you think what I’m askin’s too much
I just want to feel you in my arms
Share a little of that Human Touch
Feel a little of that Human Touch
Give me a little of that Human Touch


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 06/05/1992 Bottom Line, New York,NY ,USA
Last known live performance: 21/05/2016 Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid ,Spain

Song 'history':


Published on HUMAN TOUCH, in 1992.
Perfomed in a large number of shows (96) of the Human Touch tour
Included in the (UN)PLUGGED official release, in mid 1993
The song was then included in the GREATEST HITS compilation, released in 1995.
Not much used during the Reunion tour, deserving only 5 renderings
It only saw the light 3 times in the whole Rising tour
The song was then included in the ESSENTIAL compilation, released in 2003.
In the Magic tour, the song was only practiced (15/10/2007 Air Canada Centre, Toronto ,Canada, during the soundcheck.) but never played in the regular set.
It only saw the light 4 times in the whole Working on a Dream tour
Not much used during the Wrecking Ball tour, deserving only 5 renderings
Two only renderings for this song in the High Hopes tour (11/02/2014 Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide ,Australia and 23/02/2014 Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley ,Australia)
Not much used during the 2016 The River tour, deserving only less than a dozen renderings

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