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Song title: Land of hope and dreams


Land of hope and dreams

Grab your ticket and your suitcase
thunder's rolling down the tracks
don't know where you're goin'
but you know you won't be back
well darlin' if you're weary
lay your head upon my chest
we'll take what we can carry
and we'll leave behind the rest

Big wheels roll through fields
where sunlight streams
Meet me in a land of hope and dreams

Well I will provide for you
And I will stand by your side
You'll need a good companion now
For this part of the ride
Well leave behind your sorrows
Let this day be the last
Well tomorrow they'll be sushines
and all this darkness past

Big wheels roll through fields
where sunlight streams
Meet me in a land of hope and dreams

This train
carries saints and sinners
This train
carries losers and winners
This Train
carries whores and gamblers
This Train
carries midnight ramblers
This Train
carries broken hearted
This Train
carries souls departed
This Train
dreams will not be thwarted
This Train
faith will be rewarded
This Train
carries fools and kings
This Train
hear the big wheels singing
This Train
bells of freedom ringing

Notes: [1] "sky is turnin' black" in some performances


Statistics from the KILLING FLOOR (www.brucespringsteen.it) database


Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 18/03/1999 Convention Hall, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 15/12/2018 Walter Kerr Theatre, New York,NY ,USA

Song 'history':


Played each night of the Reunion tour
The last NY show(s) of the Reunion Tour were released in both CD and DVD (more songs) 'LIVE IN NYC', which included also this song
Perfomed in a large number of shows (113) of the Rising tour
The Barcelona show of the Rising tour was broadcast and released on DVD 'LIVE IN BARCELONA', which included also this song
The song was then included in the ESSENTIAL compilation, released in 2003.
The Devils and Dust tour counted 23 apparitions of this song
Scarcely used during the The Seeger Session tour, with 3 inclusions
A frequent number (40 apparitions) of renderings during the Working on a Dream tour
Published on the 'WRECKING BALL' Album, released in March 2012.
A frequent number (85 apparitions) of renderings during the Wrecking Ball tour
A frequent number (16 apparitions) of renderings during the High Hopes tour
Bruce inserted it 15 times in the setlists of the 2016 The River tour
Published in live soundtrack of 'Springsteen on Broadway' show
Performed 4 times during the 2017 Summer tour
Played each night of the Springsteen on Broadway tour

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