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Song title: Further on (up the road)


Further on (up the road)

Where the road is dark
and the seed is sowed[1]
where the gun is cocked
and the bullet's cold
where the miles are marked in blood and gold
I'll meet you further on up the road

Got on my dead man's suit
and my smilin' skull ring
my lucky graveyard boots
and a song to sing[2]
I got a song to sing, keep me out of the cold
and I'll meet you further on up the road

Further on up the road
further on up the road
where the way is dark
and the night is cold
One sunny morning we'll rise, I know
and I'll meet you further on up the road

Now I been out in the desert
just doin' my time
searching through the dust
lookin' for a sign
If there's a light up ahead[2]
well, brother, I don't know
but I got this fever
burning in my soul
So let's take the good times as they go
and I'll meet you further on up the road

Further on up the road
further on up the road
where the way is dark
and the night is cold
one sunny morning we'll rise, I know
and I'll meet you further on up the road
one sunny morning we'll rise, I know
and I'll meet you further on up the road
yeah I'll meet you further on up the road
well I'll meet you further on up the road

Notes: [1] Recalled by All I'm thinkin' about
[2] These verses are quite identical to some part of Maria's bed


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


Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 04/06/2000 Philips Arena, Atlanta,GA ,USA
Last known live performance: 23/05/2014 Soldiers and Sailors Hall, Pittsburgh,PA ,USA

Song 'history':


Not much used during the Reunion tour, deserving only less than a dozen renderings
Published on THE RISING, in 2001.
Just less than a dozen shots during the Rising tour
Played during the rehearsals for the Devils and dust Tour, in Mar/Apr 2005.
A discrete number of performances (39) was given during the Devils and Dust tour
Played during the rehearsals for the We shall overcome / The Seeger session tour, in Mar/Apr 2006.
16 perfomances were given during the The Seeger Session tour

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