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Song title: Loose ends


Loose ends

We met out on open streets
When we had no place to go
I remember how my heart beat
When you said “I love you so”
Then little by little
We choked out all the life that out love could hold

No, no
It was like we held a noose
And baby without check
We pulled till it grew tighter around our necks
Each one waiting for the other
Darling to say when
Now baby you can leave me tonight on the loose end

We didn’t count tomorrows
We took what we could and baby we ran
There was no place for sorrow
Every place we went I held your hand
And when the night closed down
I was sure your kisses told me all I had to know
But oh no

It was like we held a noose
And baby without check
We pulled till it grew tighter around our necks
Each one waiting for the other
Darling to say when
Well baby you can leave me tonight on the loose end

Our love has fallen around us
Like we said it never could
We saw it happen to all the others
But to us it never would
Well how could something so bad, darling
Come from something that was so good
I don’t know

But it’s like we held a noose
And baby without check
We pulled till it grew tighter around our necks
Each one waiting for the other
Darling to say when
Well baby you can leave me tonight on the loose end

On a loose end

Notes: The River out-take. Placed on Tracks and played sometimes in the Reunion tour. Check out Baby I'm so cold for similarities


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


Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 03/06/1999 Bercy, Paris ,France
Last known live performance: 09/09/2016 Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia,PA ,USA

Song 'history':


Studio recordings have surfaced from the THE RIVER sessions, but the song was not used for that album.
The TRACKS studio out-take collection included for the first (official) time this song. Also included in the TRACKS 'greatest hits', '18-TRACKS'.
It only saw the light less than a dozen times in the whole Reunion tour
Bruce gave this song only two shots through the Rising tour (17/12/2002 Conseco fieldhouse, Indianapolis,IN ,USA and 29/05/2003 Lancashire County Cricket Ground, Manchester ,GB)
In the Devils and Dust tour, the song was only practiced (08/11/2005 Wachovia Center, Philadelphia,PA ,USA, during the soundcheck.) but never played in the regular set.
It only saw the light less than a dozen times in the whole Magic tour
Just 4 shots during the Working on a Dream tour
Not much used during the Wrecking Ball tour, deserving only less than a dozen renderings
Two only renderings for this song in the High Hopes tour (01/03/2014 Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland ,New Zealand and 18/05/2014 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville,CT ,USA)
This song was due to be included, in 1980, in the THE RIVER single album projects, and has been later released on the THE TIES THAT BIND Anniversary Box
It only saw the light 4 times in the whole 2016 The River tour
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