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Song title: Spare parts

Spare parts

Booby said he’d pull out Bobby stayed in
Janey had a baby wasn’t any sin
They were set to marry on a summer day
Bobby got scared and he ran away
Jane moved in with here ma out on Shawnee Lake
She sighed ma sometimes my whole life feels like one big mistake
She settled in in a back room time passed on
Later that winter a son came along

Spare parts and broken hearts
Keep the world turnin’ around

Now Janey walked that baby across the floor night after night
But she was a young girl and she missed the party lights
Meanwhile in South Texas in a dirty oil patch
Bobby heard about his son bein’ born and swore he wasn’t ever goin’ back

Spare parts and broken hearts
Keep the world turnin’ around

Janey heard about a woman over in Calverton
Put her baby in the river let the river roll on
She looked at her boy in the crib where he lay
Got down on her knees cried till she prayed

Mist was on the water low run the tide
Janey held her son down at the riverside
Waist deep in water how bright the sun shone
She lifted him in her arms and carried him home

As he lay sleeping in her bed Janey took a look around at everything
Went to a drawer in her bureau and got out her old engagement ring
Took out her wedding dress tied that ring up in its sash
Went straight down to the pawn shop man and walked out with some good
cold cash

Spare parts and broken hearts
Keep the world turnin’ around

Notes: During the TOL, rendered with a long piano intro.

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First known live performance: 25/02/1988 The Centrum, Worcester,MA ,USA
Last known live performance: 21/11/2005 Sovereign Bank Arena, Trenton,NJ ,USA

Song 'history':

Published on TUNNEL OF LOVE, in 1987.
A stable inclusion in each Tunnel of Love tour show
Performed 1 times during the 1988 Amnesty International tour
A discrete number of performances (57) was given during the Ghost of Tom Joad tour
Just less than a dozen shots during the Devils and Dust tour
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