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Song title: All that heaven will allow


All that heaven will allow

I got a dollar in my pocket there ain’t a cloud up above
I got a picture in a locket that says baby I love you
Well if you didn’t look then boys then fellas don’t go lookin’ now
Well here she comes a-walkin’ all that heaven will allow

Say hey there mister bouncer now all I wanna dance
But I swear I left my wallet back home in my workin’ pants
C’mon Slim slip me in man I’ll make it up to you somehow
I can’t be late I got a date with all that heaven will allow

Rain and storm and dark skies well now they don’t mean a thing
If you got a girl that loves you and who wants to wear your ring
So c’mon mister trouble we’ll make it through you somehow
We’ll fill this house with all the love all that heaven will allow

Now some may wanna die young man young and gloriously[1]
Get it straight now mister hey buddy that ain’t me
‘Cause I got something on my mind that sets me straight and walking proud
And I want all the time all that heaven will allow

Notes: [1] This verse was also in the River out-take City of night


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 25/02/1988 The Centrum, Worcester,MA ,USA
Last known live performance: 17/09/2006 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA

Song 'history':


Published on TUNNEL OF LOVE, in 1987.
During the Tunnel of Love tour, the song was regularly included in every show
One only rendering for this song in the Ghost of Tom Joad tour (26/11/1996 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA)
It only saw the light less than a dozen times in the whole Devils and Dust tour
In the Wrecking Ball tour, the song was only practiced (29/04/2013 Telenor Arena, Oslo ,Norway, during the soundcheck.) but never played in the regular set.

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