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Song title: All the way home


All the way home - Album version

I know what it's like to have failed baby
With the whole world lookin' on
I know what it's like to have soared
And come crashin' like a drunk on a bar room floor

And now you got no reason to trust me
My confidence is a little rusty
But if you don't feel like bein' alone
Baby I could walk you all the way home

Well now our old fears and failures
Oh, baby they do linger
Like the shadow of that ring
That was on your finger
Those days they have come and gone
Baby I could walk you all the way home

Love leaves nothin' but shadows and vapor
We go on as is our sad nature
Now it's some old Stones'
Song the band is trashin'
If you feel like dancin', baby I'm askin'

It's comin' on closing time
Bartender he's ringin' last call
These days I don't stand on pride
And I ain't afraid to take a fall
So if you're seein' what you like
Maybe your first choice, he's gone
Well that's all right
Baby I could walk you all the way home
Baby I could walk you all the way home


All the way home - Southside Johnny version

I know what it’s like to have failed baby
With the whole world lookin’ on
I know what it’s like to have been so sure
Wake up and find it all gone

Now you’ve got no reason to trust me
And tonight my confidence is a little rusty
It’s getting late
And if you don’t feel leavin’ alone
Well maybe I can walk you baby
All the way home

Our old fears and failures
Well they do linger (oh yes they do)
Like the shadow of that ring
That was on your finger
Well those days darling,
Those days are dead and gone
Oh I could walk you baby
All the way home

Now there’s things no one can rearrange
We both have yesterdays that we can’t change
It’s closing time - bartender’s ringing last call
These days I don’t stand on pride and
I’ve learned how to take a fall
Now the time has come
And if your first choice - he’s gone
Well that’s alright baby
‘Cause I can walk you all the way home
All the way home
All the way home

Notes: Written for Southside Johnny, which recorded it on the album with the same name.


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First known live performance: 30/07/1992 Meadowlands Arena, E.Rutherford,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 25/10/2006 Palacio de Deportes, Santader ,Spain

Song 'history':


It only saw the light 4 times in the whole Human Touch tour
Played during the rehearsals for the Devils and dust Tour, in Mar/Apr 2005.
Published on the 'DEVILS AND DUST' Album, released in April 2005.
Bruce inserted it 19 times in the setlists of the Devils and Dust tour
Not much used during the The Seeger Session tour, deserving only 3 renderings

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