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Song title: Blood brothers


Blood brothers

We played king of the mountain out on the end
The world come chargin’ up the hill, and we were women and men
Now there’s so much that time, time and memory fade away
We got our own roads to ride and chances we gotta take
We stood side by side each one fightin’ for the other
We said until we died we’d always be blood brothers

Now the hardness of this world slowly grinds your dreams away
Makin’ a fool’s joke out of the promises we make
And what once seemed black and white turns to so many shades of gray
We lose ourselves in work to do and bills to pay
And it’s a ride, ride, ride, and there ain’t much cover
With no one runnin’ by your side my blood brother

On through the houses of the dead past those fallen in their tracks
Always movin’ ahead and never lookin’ back
Now I don’t know how I feel, I don’t know how I feel tonight
If I’ve fallen ‘neath the wheel, if I’ve lost or I’ve gained sight
I don’t even know why, I don’t know why I made this call
Or if any of this matters anymore after all

But the stars are burnin’ bright like some mystery uncovered
I’ll keep movin’ through the dark with you in my heart
My blood brother

Notes: These are the lyrics of the "Blood Brothers" video release


Blood brothers - 01-Jul-2000 Version

We played king of the mountain out on the end
The world come chargin’ up the hill, and we were women and men
Now there’s so much that time, time and memory fade away
We got our own roads to ride and chances we gotta take
We stood side by side each one fightin’ for the other
We said until we died we’d always be blood brothers

Now the hardness of this world slowly grinds your dreams away
Makin’ a fool’s joke out of the promises we make
And what once seemed black and white turns to so many shades of gray
We lose ourselves in work to do and bills to pay
And it’s a ride, ride, ride, and there ain’t much cover
With no one runnin’ by your side my blood brother

On through the houses of the dead past those fallen in their tracks
Always movin’ ahead and never lookin’ back
Now I’m out here on this road
Alone on this road tonight
Close my eyes and feel so many
friends around me
In the early evening light
And the miles we have come
And the battles won and lost
Are just so many roads traveled
So many rivers crossed
And I ask God for the strength
And faith in one another
’Cause it’s a good night for a ride
’Cross this river to the other side
My blood brothers

Notes: These are the lyrics of the song as played 01-Jul-2000, closing night of the Reunion tour. It features added lyrics on the released version.


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Published on the following official releases:

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 05/04/1995 Sony Studios, New York,NY ,USA
 - 01/05/1999 Evening News Arena, Manchester ,GB during the Reunion Tour, during the soundcheck.
 - 16/05/1999 NEC, Birmingham ,GB during the Reunion Tour, during the soundcheck.
 - 20/06/1999 Gelredome, Arnhem ,Netherlands during the Reunion Tour, during the soundcheck.
 - 28/02/2000 Bryce Jordan Center, State College,PA ,USA during the Reunion Tour, during the soundcheck.
 - 01/07/2000 Madison Square Garden, New York,NY ,USA during the Reunion Tour
 - 04/10/2003 Shea Stadium, New York,NY ,USA during the The Rising Tour
 - 27/09/2004 Convention Hall, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
 - 23/04/2008 Amway Arena, Orlando,FL ,USA during the Magic tour
 - 22/01/2017 Perth Arena, Perth ,Australia during the Summer Tour 2017

Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database
First known live performance: 05/04/1995 Sony Studios, New York,NY ,USA
Last known live performance: 22/01/2017 Perth Arena, Perth ,Australia

Song 'history':


The song made its first official apparition being included, as inedit track, GREATEST HITS compilation, released in 1995.
In 1996 Sony released the BLOOD BROTHERS video (and mini-CD), which included also this song
One only performance during the Reunion tour (01/07/2000 Madison Square Garden, New York,NY ,USA)
One only rendering for this song in the Rising tour (04/10/2003 Shea Stadium, New York,NY ,USA)
One only performance during the Magic tour (23/04/2008 Amway Arena, Orlando,FL ,USA)
Performed 1 times during the 2017 Summer tour

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database