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Song title: Idiot's delight

(Grushecky, Springsteen) by Joe Grushecky

Idiot's delight

I met up with St. Peter
He was working at the pearly gates
He said I can't let you in now son
You're going to have to wait
So just sit back and take it easy
And kick off both your shoes
And grab yourself a beer
While I watch the evening news

The jackals leave here laughing as they slip into the night
How did something so beautiful turn into an idiot's delight

He said what makes them all so stupid
Oh what I cannot tell
Maybe I should go down there
And show them just a little hell
But would they get the message
Would anybody learn
Such a might effort
For such a small return

The jackals leave here laughing as they slip into the night
How did something so beautiful turn into an idiot's delight

He said sometimes I get so angry
My blood begins to boil
I must of put my seed
Into some mutant type of soil
They don't understand a thing
And they ain't got no respect
But they sure do keep me laughing man
So what the heck
The jackals leave here laughing as they slip into the night
How did something so beautiful turn into an idiot's delight


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This song has never been published on any official release.

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 02/03/1998 Nick's Fat City, Pittsburgh,PA ,USA
 - 25/04/2000 Civic Center, Pittsburgh,PA ,USA during the Reunion Tour
 - 06/11/2004 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
 - 04/10/2005 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 06/10/2005 Blue Cross Arena, Rochester,NY ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 07/10/2005 Civic Center, Hartford,CT ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 09/10/2005 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale,NY ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 12/10/2005 Northrup Auditorium, Minneapolis,MN ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 13/10/2005 United Center, Chicago,IL ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 15/10/2005 Dane County Arena, Madison,WI ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 20/10/2005 DCU Center, Worcester,MA ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 21/10/2005 Dunkin Donuts center, Providence,RI ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 28/10/2005 TD Bank North Garden, Boston,MA ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour

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First known live performance: 02/03/1998 Nick's Fat City, Pittsburgh,PA ,USA
Last known live performance: 28/10/2005 TD Bank North Garden, Boston,MA ,USA

Song 'history':


One only rendering for this song in the Reunion tour (25/04/2000 Civic Center, Pittsburgh,PA ,USA)
Scarcely used during the Devils and Dust tour, with less than a dozen inclusions

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