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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.
Bruce gave this song one only shot through the Ghost of Tom Joad tour (26/11/1996 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA)
Played during the Conventional Hall shows in 2000 and 2001
One only performance during the 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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