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Song title: Out in the street


Out in the street

Put on your best dress baby
And darlin’, fix your hair up right
Cause there’s a party, honey
Way down beneath the neon lights
All day you’ve been working that hard line
Now tonight you’re gonna have a good time

I work five days a week girl
Loading crates down on the dock
I take my hard earned money
And meet my girl down on the block
And Monday when the foreman calls time
I’ve already got Friday on my mind

When that whistle blows
Girl, I’m down the street
I’m home, I’m out of my work clothes
When I’m out in the street
I walk the way I wanna walk
When I’m out in the street
I talk the way I wanna talk
When I’m out in the street, when I’m out in the street

When I’m out in the street, girl
Well, I never feel alone
When I’m out in the street, girl
In the crowd I feel at home
The black and whites they cruise by
And they watch us from the corner of their eye
But there ain’t no doubt girl, down here
We ain’t gonna take what they’re handing out
When I’m out in the street
I walk the way I wanna walk
When I’m out in the street
I talk the way I wanna talk
Baby, out in the street I don’t feel sad or blue
Baby, out in the street I’ll be waiting for you

When the whistle blows
Girl, I’m down the street
I’m home, I’m out of my work clothes
When I’m out in the street
I walk the way I wanna walk
When I’m out in the street, I talk the way I wanna talk

When I’m out in the street
Pretty girls, they’re all passing by
When I’m out in the street
From the corner, we give them the eye

Baby, out in the street I just feel all right
Meet me out in the street, little girl, tonight
Meet me out in the street
Meet me out in the street

Notes: An early working of this is I'm gonna be there tonight


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 03/10/1980 Chrysler Arena, Ann Arbor,MI ,USA
Last known live performance: 25/02/2017 Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland ,New Zealand

Song 'history':


Published on the double album THE RIVER, in 1980
Played pratically each night of the River tour, with only two absences
A quite firm number for the whole Born in the U.S.A. tour, missing just from 4 shows
One only rendering for this song in the Tunnel of Love tour (19/07/1988 Rabrennbahn, East Berlin ,Germany)
Only 5 show without this track were played during 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
Often played during the Rising tour (52 times)
Played during the Magic tour (30 times)
A frequent number (39 apparitions) of renderings during the Working on a Dream tour
A discrete number of performances (57) was given during the Wrecking Ball tour
During the High Hopes tour, the song was played less than a dozen times
Published in live version in the DVD: 'Tempe 80' of 'THE TIES THAT BIND'
Bruce 'forgot' it only 3 nights in the 2016 The River tour
Performed 11 times during the 2017 Summer tour

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