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Song title: My beautiful reward


My beautiful reward

Well I sought gold and diamond rings
My own drug to ease the pain that living brings
Walked from the mountain to the valley floor
Searching for my beautiful reward
Searching for my beautiful reward

From a house on a hill a sacred light shines
I walk through these rooms but none of them are mine
Down empty hallways I went from door to door
Searching for my beautiful reward
Searching for my beautiful reward

Well your hair shone in the sun
I was so high I was the lucky one
Then I came crashing down like a drunk on a barroom floor
Searching for my beautiful reward
Searching for my beautiful reward

Tonight I can feel the cold wind at my back
I’m flyin’ high over gray fields my feathers long and black
Down along the river’s silent edge I soar
Searching for my beautiful reward
Searching for my beautiful reward.

Notes: Published on Lucky Town, played in the HT tour. Some verses of this song also appear on Happy


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 06/05/1992 Bottom Line, New York,NY ,USA
Last known live performance: 23/05/2014 Soldiers and Sailors Hall, Pittsburgh,PA ,USA

Song 'history':


Published on LUCKY TOWN, in 1992.
Widely used in the Human Touch tour, as it was performed 94 times
Included in the (UN)PLUGGED official release, in mid 1993
One only rendering for this song in the Rising tour (21/09/2003 Comerica Park, Detroit,MI ,USA)
Often played during the Devils and Dust tour (27 times)
Bruce gave this song one only shot through the Wrecking Ball tour (17/11/2012 Sprint Center, Kansas City,MO ,USA)

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