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Song title: Janey, don't you lose heart


Janey, don't you lose heart

You got your buffet, baby with all your fears
Let me honey and I’ll catch your tears
I’ll take your sorrow if you want me to
Come tomorrow
That’s what I’ll do
Listen to me

Janey don’t you lose heart
Janey don’t you lose heart
Janey don’t you lose heart
Janey don’t you lose heart

Well you say you got no new dreams to touch
You feel like a stranger babe who knows too much [1]
You come home late and get undressed
You lie in bed and feel this emptiness
Well listen to me

Janey don’t you lose heart
Janey don’t you lose heart
Janey don’t you lose heart
Janey don’t you lose heart

Till every river it runs dry
Until the sun’s torn from the sky [2]
Till every feel you’ve felt burst free
Gone tumblin’ down into the sea

Listen to me
Janey don’t you lose heart
Janey don’t you lose heart
Janey don’t you lose heart
Janey don’t you lose heart

Notes: B-side of Glory Days in 1985.
[1] These verse can be found in a earlier Nebraska, BITUSA demo, Baby I'm so cold
[2] These verse can be found in a earlier River Demo demo, True love is hard to come by


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 27/09/1985 Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles,CA ,USA
Last known live performance: 14/02/2017 Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane ,Australia

Song 'history':


Recorded during the BITUSA sessions (late 1982-mid 1984), but then not included on the album.
One only performance during the Born in the U.S.A. tour (27/09/1985 Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles,CA ,USA)
The TRACKS studio out-take collection included for the first (official) time this song. Also included in the TRACKS 'greatest hits', '18-TRACKS'.
Scarcely used during the Reunion tour, with 3 inclusions
Scarcely used during the Rising tour, with 5 inclusions
Not much used during the Devils and Dust tour, deserving only 5 renderings
During the Magic tour, the song was played less than a dozen times
Played only a couple of times in the whole Working on a Dream tour (30/07/2009 Estadio Municipal de Foietes, Benidorm ,Spain and 23/08/2009 Comcast Theatre, Mansfield, MA ,USA)
Not much used during the Wrecking Ball tour, deserving only 3 renderings
Performed 1 times during the 2017 Summer tour

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