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Song title: Last to die


Last to die

We took the highway till the road went black
We'd marked, Truth or Consequences on our map
A voice drifted up from the radio
And I thought of a voice from long ago

Who'll be the last to die for a mistake
The last to die for a mistake
Whose blood will spill, whose heart will break
Who'll be the last to die, for a mistake

Kids asleep in the backseat
We're just counting the miles, you and me
We don't measure the blood we've drawn anymore
We just stack the bodies outside the door

Who'll be the last to die for a mistake
The last to die for a mistake
Whose blood will spill, whose heart will break
Who'll be the last to die, for a mistake

The wise men were all fools, what to do

The sun sets in flames as the city burns
Another day gone down as the night turns
And I hold you here in my heart
As things fall apart

A downtown window flushed with light
Faces of the dead at five
Our martyr's silent eyes
Petition the drivers as we pass by

Who'll be the last to die for a mistake
The last to die for a mistake
Whose blood will spill, whose heart will break
Who'll be the last to die

Who'll be the last to die for a mistake
The last to die for a mistake
Will Darlin' tyrants and kings fall to the same fate
Strung up at your city gates
Who'll be the last to die for a mistake


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


Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 11/09/2007 Convention Hall, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 20/03/2013 Allphones Arena, Sydney ,Australia

Song 'history':


Played during the rehearsals for the Magic tour, in Sep 2007.
Published on the 'MAGIC' Album, released in September 2007.
During the Magic tour, the song was regularly included in every show
Just 3 shots during the Working on a Dream tour
One only performance during the Wrecking Ball tour (20/03/2013 Allphones Arena, Sydney ,Australia)

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