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Song title: Drive all night


Drive all night - Album take

When I lost you honey sometimes I think
I lost my guts too
And I wish God would send me a word
send me something I’m afraid to lose
Lying in the heat of the night like
prisoners all our lives
I get shivers down my spine and all
I wanna do is hold you tight

Chorus:
I swear I’ll drive all night
just to buy you some shoes
And to taste your tender charms
And I just wanna sleep tonight again
in your arms

Tonight there’s fallen angels and they’re
waiting for us down in the street
Tonight there’s calling strangers, hear
them crying in defeat.
Let them go, let them go, let them go, do
their dances of the dead (let’em go right ahead)
You just dry your eyes girl, and c’mon
c’mon c’mon let’s go to bed, baby, baby, baby

(Chorus)

There’s machines and there’s fire
waiting for us on the edge of town
They’re out there for hire but baby
they can’t hurt us now
Cause you’ve got, you’ve got, you’ve got,
you’ve got my love, you’ve got my love
Through the wind, through the rain, the
snow, the wind, the rain
You’ve got, you’ve got my, my love
heart and soul…

Notes: Published on "The river" and played only during the tour. The song was born night by night in 1978 with the evolution of the Sad eyes - interlude inderlude at the end of Backstreets


Drive all night - Out-take version

Well I lost all my money, sometimes I think I lost my guts too
And I wish God would send me a word, something I'm afraid to lose
Sitting in a room, walking prisoners for the rest of our lives
Sending shivers down my spine when you watch me in your jeweled eyes

Baby baby baby, well I wanna drive all night again just to buy my baby some shoes
And to taste your tender charms
And I wanna sleep tonight again in her arms
Mmmmmmm

'Cause tonight there's fallen angels down in the street
Beneath our windows, baby I hear them
Tonight there's calling strangers, moving in defeat
Tonight there's fallen angels la da da da
Don't worry baby
La da da da, la da da da

Cause baby I'll drive all night again just to buy you some shoes
And to taste your tender charms
And I wanna sleep tonight again in your arms
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah
Mmmmmmmmm

Notes: Among the various out-takes, this is the only one with significant differences with the 'The River' version, being an intermediate version between the live sad eyes interlude and the actual version


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 18/10/1980 Kiel Opera House, Saint Louis,MO ,USA
Last known live performance: 27/01/2017 Perth Arena, Perth ,Australia

Song 'history':


Recorded during the DARKNESS studio sessions, but then not used for the album.
Published on the double album THE RIVER, in 1980
Played during the River tour (22 times)
Not much used during the Devils and Dust tour, deserving only less than a dozen renderings
During the Magic tour, the song was played 3 times
Two only performances during the Working on a Dream tour (21/07/2009 Stadio Comunale, Turin ,Italy and 08/11/2009 Madison Square Garden, New York,NY ,USA)
Just less than a dozen shots during the Wrecking Ball tour
Bruce gave this song one only shot through the High Hopes tour (26/04/2014 Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta,GA ,USA)
Published in live version in the DVD: 'Tempe 80' of 'THE TIES THAT BIND'
Often played during the 2016 The River tour (47 times)
Performed 1 times during the 2017 Summer tour
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