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Song title: Don't look back


Don't look back - Tracks version

Cold rain runnin’ down the front of my shirt
I’m flat on my back, wheels in the dirt
Angel makes her face up out on Baker Street
She’s straddling the shifter in my front seat
There’s nothing to lose, it’s a heartbreak
The deck’s stacked
So put your foot to the floor and darlin’ don’t look back

We’re makin’ night tracks through the blazin’ rain
Blowin’ pistons workin’ the fast lane
Red line burnin’, pocket’s full of cash
Angel writes her name in lipstick on my dash
There’s nothing to lose
It’s a bad break but baby we’re backed
Tonight we’ll blow off their doors and honey we won’t look back
We held it in our hearts in a pourin’ rain
We made it through the heart of a hurricane
We tore it apart and put it together again
Well angel, won’t you believe in love for me
C’mon and meet me tonight, darling, out in the street
We’ll move with the city in the dark
You gotta walk it, talk it, in your heart
There’s nothing to lose, it’s a heartache
The deck’s stacked
So put your foot to the floor, darlin’
Tonight we’ll blow off their doors, baby
We’re gonna even the score
And honey we won’t look back

Notes: These lyrics refer to hte "Tracks" version.


Don't look back - 10-Mar-1977 version

Cold rain running down the front of my shirt
??? on the back, spinning in the dirt
??? riding in the blazing rain
I'm blowing pistons, working in the fast line
Whoa whoa whoa whoa, yeah yeah they're taking a stack
Put your foot to the floor and darling don't look back

Night racing in the blazing rain
'63 Palace she's a hydroplane
Angel makes her face up on Baker Street
Straddling the shifter in my front seat
Theres no sense to choose, we're set up to lose
The deck's stacked
Put your foot to the floor and darling don't look back

Lovers run into the night
In search of a lost paradise
And there's nothing left to stand there and fight, to fight
Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa

Well white heat burning, pocket full of cash
Angel writes her name in lipstick on my dash
Dry racing at the dynamo
Pushing that car as fast as she would go
Theres no sense to choose, theres nothing to lose
The deck's stacked
Put your foot to the floor and darling don't
Put your foot to the floor and darling
Put your foot to the floor and darling don't look back
Don't look back
Well don't look back
Don't look back
Don't look back
Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa
Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa
Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa

Notes: This is from a 1977 live version.


Don't look back - 14-Mar-1977 version

Cold rain running down the front of my shirt
I'm flat on my back wheels in the dirt
Angel makes her face up on Baker Street
She's straddles the shifter in my front seat
There's nothing we can do, it's a setup
The deck is stacked
Put your foot to the floor and darling don't look back

Making night tracks through the blazing rain
Blow them pistons, working in the fast lane
??? racing by the dynamo
Pushing that old car as fast as she would go
Theres nothing to lose, it's a setup
The deck is stacked
Put your foot to the floor and darling don't look back

??? into the rain
Go on searchin for every day
Drive alone ???

White line burning, pocket full of cash
Angel writes her name in lipstick
She puts ??? the backseat in my heart
Were moving in the city, in the dark
Theres nothing to lose, it's a setup
The decks stacked
Put your foot to the floor now darling
Tonight we'll blow off the doors now darling
Put your foot to the floor and darling don't look back

Don't look back
Don't look back
Don't look back
Dont look back
Whoa whoa whoa
Whoa whoa whoa

Notes: This is from a 1977 live version.


Don't look back - 25-Mar-1977 version

Cold rain running down the front of my shirt
Flat on my back wheels in the dirt
Angel makes her face up out on Baker Street
Straddlin' the shifter in my front seat
There's nothing to lose, it's a setup
The deck's stacked
Put your foot to the floor and darling don't look back

Making night tracks through the blazing rain
Blow them pistons, working in the fast lane
White line burning, pockets full of cash
Angel writes her name in lipstick on my dash
There's nothing to lose, it's a setup
The deck's stacked
Put your foot to the floor and darling don't look back

We held it in our hearts in the lonely rain
We made it in the heart of a hurricane
We tore it apart and put it together again
Whoa whoa whoa

We'll wash ours sins off down in the sea
Angel you believe in love for me
We'll move with the city in the dark
You got to walk it, talk it in your heart
There's nothing to lose, it's a setup
The decks stacked
Put your foot to the floor and darling
Tonight we'll blow out the doors, darling
Put your foot to the floor and darling don't look back

Don't look back
Yeah baby yeah yeah
Don't look back
Whoa whoa whoa
Don't look back
Whoa whoa whoa
Don't look back
Whoa whoa whoa

Notes: This is from a 1977 live version.


Don't look back - Live in NYC 2000 version

Cold rain running down the front of my shirt
I'm flat on my back wheels in the dirt
Angel makes her face up out on Baker Street
She's straddling the shifter in my front seat
There's nothing to lose, it's a heartbreak
The deck's stacked
Put your foot to the floor and darling don't look back

We're making night tracks through the blazing rain
Blowin' pistons, workin' the fast lane
Red line burnin', pocket's full of cash
Angel writes her name in lipstick on my dash
There's nothing to lose
It's a bad break, baby we're backed
We'll close the doors and honey we won't look back

We held it in our hearts in the pourin' rain
Made it through the heart of a hurricane
Tore it apart and put it together again
Yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah

Angel, won't you believe in love for me
Meet me tonight, honey, out in the street
We'll move with the city in the dark
You've gotta walk it, talk it in your heart
There's nothin' to lose, it's a heartache
The deck's stacked
Put your foot to the floor ??? now, darling
Blow off the doors ???, baby
We'll even the score
Honey we won't look back

Whoa whoa whoa yeah
Whoa whoa yeah yeah
Whoa no no no no
Don't look back
Whoa no no no no
Don't look back
No no no no no
Baby don't look
Don't look, don't look
Don't look, don't look
Don't look, don't look
Don't look, don't look
Don't look, don't look
Don't look, don't look
Don't look, don't look
Don't look back
Don't look, don't look
Don't look, don't look back
Don't look, don't look

Notes: This is the DVD version


Don't look back - Outtake 1

Cold rain running down the front of my shirt
I'm flat on my back wheels in the dirt
Angel makes her face up out on Baker Street
Yeah she's straddlin' the shifter in my front seat
There's nothing to lose, it's a setup
The deck's stacked
Put your foot to the floor and darling don't look back

Making night tracks through the blazing rain
Blow them pistons, working in the fast lane
Red line burning, pockets full of cash
Angel writes her name in lipstick on my dash
There's nothing to lose, it's a setup
Baby your back
Put your foot to the floor and darling don't look back

We held it in our hearts in the pouring rain
We took it all apart in a hurricane
We tore it apart and put it together again

Angel won't you believe in love for me
Take ourselves girl ??? in the sea
We'll move with the city in the dark
You got to walk it, talk it in your heart
There's nothing to lose, it's a setup
The decks stacked
Put your foot to the floor now darling
Tonight we'll blow off the doors now darling
Tonight we'll even the score and baby we won't look back

Whoooaaaa
Don't look back
Whooaaaaa
Don't look back
No no no no no
Don't look back
Whoa whoa whoa
Don't look back
Whoa whoa whoa


Don't look back - Outtake 2

Cold rain running down the front of my shirt
I'm flat on my back wheels in the dirt
Angel makes her face up out on Baker Street
She's straddlin' the shifter in my front seat
There's nothing to lose, it's a heartbreak
The deck's stacked
So put your foot to the floor and darling don't look back

We're making night tracks through the blazing rain
Blow them pistons, move in the fast lane
White line burning, pockets full of cash
Angel writes her name in lipstick on my dash
There's nothing to lose, it's a bad break
But baby we're back
Tonight we'll blow off the doors and honey we won't look back

We held it in our hearts in the pouring rain
We made it through the heart of a hurricane
We tore it apart and put it together again

Angel won't you believe in love for me
Come on meet me tonight darlin' out in the street
We'll move with the city in the dark
You got to walk it, talk it in your heart

There's nothin' to lose, it's a heartache
The deck's stacked
So put your foot to the floor darling
Tonight we'll blow off the doors baby
We're gonna even the score and honey we won't look back
Whoooaaaa
Don't look back
Ah, baby, don't look back
Whooaaaaa
Ah baby don't look back
No no no no no
Ah baby dont look, don't look, don't look don't look.....
Don't look back


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 10/03/1977 Sports Arena, Toledo,OH ,USA
Last known live performance: 18/05/2014 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville,CT ,USA

Song 'history':


During the Born to Run tour, the song was played less than a dozen times
Recorded during the DARKNESS studio sessions, but then not used for the album.
The TRACKS studio out-take collection included for the first (official) time this song.
Bruce inserted it 16 times in the setlists of the Reunion tour
The last NY show(s) of the Reunion Tour were released in both CD and DVD (more songs) 'LIVE IN NYC', which included also this song
Bruce gave this song one only shot through the Magic tour (28/04/2008 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro,NC ,USA)
Another version of the song also appears on the 'The Promise' Album, released in November 2010, in the Thrill Hill Vault 1976-1978 DVD volume
Two only renderings for this song in the Wrecking Ball tour (09/07/2012 Stadium Letzigrund, Zurich ,Switzerland and 27/10/2012 Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh,PA ,USA)
One only performance during the High Hopes tour (18/05/2014 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville,CT ,USA)
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