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Song title: Drift away

(Williams) by Dobie Gray (Decca 33057), 1973

Drift away

Day after day, I'm more confused
Yet I look for the light through the pourin' rain
You know that's a game that I hate to loose
And I'm feelin' the strain
Ain't it a shame.

Give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock n roll
And drift away.
Give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock n roll
And drift away.

Sometimes I think I'm wastin' my time
I don't understand the things I do
The world outside looks so unkind
And I'm countin' on you
To carry me through.

Give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock n roll
And drift away.
Give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock n roll
And drift away.

And when my mind is free
You know a melody can move me
And when I'm feelin' blue
The guitar's comin' through
To soothe me.

Thanks for the joy (for 20 years) you brought me
I (sure) believe in your song
Your rhythm and rhyme and harmony
You help me along
Makin' me strong.

Give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock n roll
And drift away.
Give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock n roll
And drift away.

Give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock n roll
And drift away.
Give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock n roll
And drift away.
Na, Na, now won't ya
Won't ya take, OH HA ..take me.


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This song has never been published on any official release.

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 20/08/1984 Meadowlands Arena, E.Rutherford,NJ ,USA during the Born in the USA Tour
 - 17/10/1984 Tacoma Dome, Tacoma,WA ,USA during the Born in the USA Tour
 - 14/12/1984 Mid-south Coliseum, Memphis,TN ,USA during the Born in the USA Tour
 - 18/08/2012 Gilette Stadium, Foxborough, MA ,USA during the Wrecking ball tour
 - 28/05/2013 AWD Arena, Hannover ,Germany during the Wrecking ball tour

Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database
First known live performance: 20/08/1984 Meadowlands Arena, E.Rutherford,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 28/05/2013 AWD Arena, Hannover ,Germany

Song 'history':


During the Born in the U.S.A. tour, the song was played 3 times
Played only a couple of times in the whole Wrecking Ball tour (18/08/2012 Gilette Stadium, Foxborough, MA ,USA and 28/05/2013 AWD Arena, Hannover ,Germany)
Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database