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Song title: I don't want to go home

(Van Zandt) by Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes (EPIC LP 34180, Blue Midnight Music), 1976

I don't want to go home

I know the time is getting late
But I don't want to go home
I'm in no hurry baby time can wait
'Cause I don't want to go home
Listen to the man sing his song
I don't want to go home
I don't mind if it takes all night long
'Cause I don't want to go home
I know we had to try
To reach up and touch the sky
Whatever happened to you and I
I don't want to go home
Look at how all the people stare
I don't want to go home
In their minds I know they've all been there
And I don't want to go home
I know the words to this song are real
I don't want to go home
I know he's talking 'bout the way I feel
And I don't want to go home
I want to hear people laughing and having a good time
I want to know why she told me she had to go
Why did she leave me lonely?
I know that it's time to go
But I don't want to go home
Play the blues brother soft and low
I don't want to go home

Notes: Performed sometimes with Steve on lead vocals.


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This song has never been published on any official release.

First known live performance: 20/07/1976 CBS Sales Convention, Los Angeles,CA ,USA
Last known live performance: 06/05/2018 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA

Song 'history':


During the River tour, the song was played 5 times
In the Born in the U.S.A. tour, the song was only practiced (02/10/1985 Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles,CA ,USA, during the soundcheck.) but never played in the regular set.
Played once in the whole Ghost of Tom Joad tour (26/11/1996 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA)
Played during the Conventional Hall shows in 2000 and 2001
Played once in the whole Wrecking Ball tour (31/07/2012 Olympic Stadium, Helsinki ,Finland)

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