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Song title: Devils and dust


Devils and dust - Album version

I got my finger on the trigger
But I don't know who to trust
When I look into your eyes
There's just devils and dust
We're a long, long way from home, Bobbie
Home's a long, long way from us
I feel a dirty wind blowing
Devils and dust

I got God on my side
And I'm just trying to survive
What if what you do to survive
Kills the things you love
Fear's a powerful thing, baby
It can turn your heart black you can trust
It'll take your God filled soul
And fill it with devils and dust

Well I dreamed of you last night
In a field of blood and stone
The blood began to dry
The smell began to rise
Well I dreamed of you last night, Bobbie
In a field of mud and bone
Your blood began to dry
And the smell began to rise

We've got God on our side
We're just trying to survive
What if what you do to survive
Kills the things you love
Fear's a powerful thing, baby
It'll turn your heart black you can trust
It'll take your God filled soul
Fill it with devils and dust
It'll take your God filled soul
Fill it with devils and dust

Now every woman and every man
They wanna take a righteous stand
Find the love that God wills
And the faith that He commands
I've got my finger on the trigger
And tonight faith just ain't enough
When I look inside my heart
There's just devils and dust

Well I've got God on my side
And I'm just trying to survive
What if what you do to survive
Kills the things you love
Fear's a dangerous thing
It can turn your heart black you can trust
It'll take your God filled soul
Fill it with devils and dust
Yeah it'll take your God filled soul
Fill it with devils and dust


Devils and dust - Rehearsed version ?

I parked my car on Parsons Lane
Walked a mile to my father's front gate
He sat on the porch out of the rain
It's always too early but never too late

Talked until the stars fell asleep
Little time when the years run fast
Lots of creases in my shirt to keep
Lots of streets full of devils and dust

Called it quits around mid mornin'
Went inside to get somethin' to eat
Pa's asleep on the porch and snorin'
Dreamin' about the sons he wanted to meet

Slump back in my chair and watch the cars roll by
Endless roads and neigbourhoods
Engines in need of oil and fixin'
Devils and dust under the hood


Statistics from the KILLING FLOOR (www.brucespringsteen.it) database


Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 27/09/2004 Convention Hall, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 12/01/2017 White House East Room, Washington,DC ,USA

Song 'history':


In the Rising tour, the song was only practiced (11/04/2003 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver ,Canada, during the soundcheck.) but never played in the regular set.
Played during the rehearsals for the Devils and dust Tour, in Mar/Apr 2005.
Published on the 'DEVILS AND DUST' Album, released in April 2005.
Bruce performed this song during each show of the Devils and Dust tour
Played during the rehearsals for the We shall overcome / The Seeger session tour, in Mar/Apr 2006.
Bruce inserted it 15 times in the setlists of the The Seeger Session tour
One only performance during the Magic tour (24/08/2008 Sprint Center, Kansas City,MO ,USA)
Scarcely used during the Wrecking Ball tour, with 3 inclusions

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