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Song title: Goin' back

(Goffin, King) by Dusty Springfield (Philips BF 1502), 1966

Goin' back - Bruce version

I think I'm goin' back to the things I learned so well in my youth
I think I'm returning to the days when I was young enough to know the truth
Now there are no games to only pass the time
No more electric trains, no more trees to climb
But thinking young and growing older is no sin
So catch me if you can, I'm goin' back
I can recall a time when I wasn't afraid to reach out to a friend
Now I think I've got a lot more than all my toys to lend
Now there's more to do than watch my sailboat glide
But every day can be a magic carpet ride
A little bit of courage is all we lack
So catch me if you can, I'm goin' back

Now there's more to do than watch my sailboat glide
But every day can be a magic carpet ride
A little bit of courage is all we lack
So catch me if you can, I'm goin' back

Notes: A Byrds classic. IMHO, one of the best Bruce's things ever.


Goin' back - Original

I think I'm goin' back to the things I learned so well in my youth
I think I'm returning to those days when I was young enough to know the truth
Now there are no games to only pass the time
No more electric trains, no more trees to climb
But thinking young and growing older is no sin
And I can play the game of life to win

I can recall a time when I wasn't ashamed to reach out to a friend
Now I think I've got a lot more than just my toys to lend
Now there's more to do than watch my sailboat glide
But every day can be a magic carpet ride
A little bit of courage is all we lack
So catch me if you can, I'm goin' back

Now there's more to do than watch my sailboat glide
But every day can be a magic carpet ride
A little bit of courage is all we lack
So catch me if you can, I'm goin' back

Notes: This is the original version of the song.


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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!):
 - 16/10/1975 The Roxy, Los Angeles,CA ,USA during the Born to Run Tour
 - 17/10/1975 The Roxy, Los Angeles,CA ,USA during the Born to Run Tour
 - 17/10/1975 The Roxy, Los Angeles,CA ,USA during the Born to Run Tour
 - 18/10/1975 The Roxy, Los Angeles,CA ,USA during the Born to Run Tour
 - 18/10/1975 The Roxy, Los Angeles,CA ,USA during the Born to Run Tour
 - 19/10/1975 The Roxy, Los Angeles,CA ,USA during the Born to Run Tour
 - 04/03/1988 D.Smith Arena, Chapel Hill,NC ,USA during the Tunnel of Love Tour, during the soundcheck.

Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database
First known live performance: 16/10/1975 The Roxy, Los Angeles,CA ,USA
Last known live performance: 19/10/1975 The Roxy, Los Angeles,CA ,USA

Song 'history':


Not much used during the Born to Run tour, deserving only less than a dozen renderings
In the Tunnel of Love tour, the song was only practiced (04/03/1988 D.Smith Arena, Chapel Hill,NC ,USA, during the soundcheck.) but never played in the regular set.
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