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Song title: Be true


Be true

Your scrapbook’s filled with pictures of all your leading men
Well baby don’t put my picture in there with them
Don’t make us some little girls dream that can’t ever come true
That only serves to hurt us and make you cry like you do
Well baby don’t do it to me and I won’t do it to you

You’ve seen all the romantic movies you dream you take the boys home
But when the action fades your left all alone
You deserve better than this little girl can’t you see you too
Do you need somebody to prove it to you?

Well baby you prove it to me and I’ll prove it to you.

Now every night you go out looking for true love’s satisfaction
But in the morning you end up settling for lights, camera, action

And another cameo role with some bit-player you’re befriended
Your gonna go broken hearted looking for that happy ending
Well girl your gonna end up just another lonely ticket sold (stub)
Crying alone in the theater as the credits roll

You see I won’t be like those other guys
Who filled your head with pretty lies
And dreams that can never come true

Well listen
Baby you be true to me and I’ll be true to you

Notes: A.k.a. "To be true", as this song was named as soon after being born (as also been copywritten with this name, too). Published as B-side of 'Fade Away' (US) and 'Sherry Darling' (Europe) in Feb 1981 and later in the 'Chimes of Freedom' EP in 1988. Mary Lou is to be considered an early version of this song.


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 26/08/1984 Capital Center, Landover,MD ,USA
Last known live performance: 14/02/2017 Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane ,Australia

Song 'history':


Studio recordings have surfaced from the THE RIVER sessions, but the song was not used for that album.
One only rendering for this song in the Born in the U.S.A. tour (26/08/1984 Capital Center, Landover,MD ,USA)
A discrete number of performances (43) was given during the Tunnel of Love tour
The TRACKS studio out-take collection included for the first (official) time this song.
Just 5 shots during the Reunion tour
During the Rising tour, the song was played 4 times
Not much used during the Devils and Dust tour, deserving only 4 renderings
It only saw the light 4 times in the whole Magic tour
Not much used during the Working on a Dream tour, deserving only 5 renderings
It only saw the light 4 times in the whole Wrecking Ball tour
One only rendering for this song in the High Hopes tour (14/05/2014 Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey,PA ,USA)
This song was due to be included, in 1980, in the THE RIVER single album projects, and has been later released on the THE TIES THAT BIND Anniversary Box
Played only a couple of times in the whole 2016 The River tour (08/02/2016 Times Union Center, Albany,NY ,USA and 05/06/2016 Wembley Stadium, London ,GB)
Performed 2 times during the 2017 Summer tour
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