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Song title: My love will not let you down


My love will not let you down

At night I go to bed
But I just can’t sleep
I got something runnin’ around my head
Ooh that just won’t keep

In the silence I hear my heart beatin’
Time slippin’ away
I got a time bomb tickin’ deep inside of me
I gonna tell you what I wanna say

I keep searchin’ for you darlin’
Searchin everywhere I go
And when I find you there’s gonna be just one thing that you gotta know

One thing you gotta know

My love, love, love, love, love, love, will not let you down
My love, love, love, love, love, love, will not let you down

At night I walk the streets lookin’ for romance
But I always end up stumblin’ in a half trance
I search for a connection in some new eyes
But they’re hard for protection from too many dreams passed by

I see you standin, across the room watchin’ me without a sound
I’m gonna push my way through that crowd
I’m gonna tear your holy walls down
Tear all your walls down

My love, love, love, love, love, love, will not let you down
My love, love, love, love, love, love, will not let you down
My love, love, love, love, love, love, will not let you down
My love, love, love, love, love, love, will not let you down

Well hold still now darlin’
Hold still for God’s sake
Cause I got me a promise
I ain’t afraid to make

My love, love, love, love, love, love, will not let you down
My love, love, love, love, love, love, will not let you down
My love, love, love, love, love, love, will not let you down
My love, love, love, love, love, love, will not let you down
My love, love, love, love, love, love, will not let you down
My love, love, love, love, love, love, will not let you down
My love, love, love, love, love, love, will not let you down
My love, love, love, love, love, love, will not let you down

Notes: BITUSA out-take, published on Tracks, a big hit in that tour. Curiously, some verses of this song can be found in Bring on the night


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 18/03/1999 Convention Hall, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 25/02/2017 Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland ,New Zealand

Song 'history':


Originally recorded acoustically for the NEBRASKA album, but then left out of the album
Recorded during the BITUSA sessions (late 1982-mid 1984), but then not included on the album.
The TRACKS studio out-take collection included for the first (official) time this song. Also included in the TRACKS 'greatest hits', '18-TRACKS'.
Bruce inserted it 41 times in the setlists 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
30 perfomances were given during the Rising tour
12 perfomances were given during the Working on a Dream tour
25 perfomances were given during the Wrecking Ball tour
Not much used during the High Hopes tour, deserving only less than a dozen renderings
Played during the 2016 The River tour (21 times)
Performed 5 times during the 2017 Summer tour

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