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Song title: Prove it all night


Prove it all night - Album version

I’ve been working real hard,
trying to get my hands clean,
Tonight we’ll drive that dusty road
from Monroe to Angeline,
To buy you a gold ring
and a pretty dress of blue,
Baby just one kiss will get
these things for you,
A kiss to seal our fate tonight,
A kiss to prove it all night.

Chorus:
Prove it all night,
Girl there’s nothing else that we can do,
So prove it all night, prove it all night,
And girl I’ll prove it all night for you.

Everybody’s got a hunger,
a hunger they can’t resist,
There’s so much that you want,
you deserve much more than this,
But if dreams came true,
oh, wouldn’t that be nice,
But this ain’t no dream
we’re living through tonight,
Girl, you want it, you take it,
you pay the price.

(Chorus)
Prove it all night, prove it all night girl
and call the bluff,
prove it all night, prove it all night and girl,
I prove it all night for your love.

Baby, tie your hair back
in a long white bow,
Meet me in the fields out
behind the dynamo,
You hear the voices telling you not to go,
They made their choices
and they’ll never know,
What it means to steal, to cheat, to lie,
What it’s like to live and die.
(Chorus)
To prove it all night…


Prove it all night - "Something in the night" version

Well I'm driving down Kingsley, figuring I'll get a drink
And the radio way up loud so I don't have to think
I swing open the door and you hop in by my side
I take her to the floor looking for a moment that seems right
And something keeps pushing me inside

Pushing to prove it all night, prove it all night
There's nothing else that we can do
'Cept prove it all night, prove it all night
Girl I'll prove it all night for you

Well baby wants a Cadillac, and wants a dress of blue
And honey if I can I'd get these things for you
Girl I got a hunger, I hunger I can't resist
There's so much that I want, right now I want one kiss
To seal our fate tonight

A kiss to prove it all night, prove it all night
Prove it all night babe and call the bluff
Prove it all night, prove it all night
Girl I prove it all night for your love

So we found the things we love crushed and dying in the dirt
Tried to pick up the pieces and get away without getting hurt
Well if dreams came true, ahhhh, baby would'nt that be nice
But this ain't no dream we're living through tonight
You want it, you take it, you better be ready to pay the price

To prove it all night, to prove it all night
There's nothing else we can do
'Cept prove it all night, prove it all night
And girl I'll prove it all night for you
I'll prove it all night, I'll prove it all night
I'll prove it all night, I'll prove it all night
I'll prove it all night, I'll prove it all night
I'll prove it all night, I'll prove it all night
Mmmmmmm
I'll prove it all night, I'll prove it all night
I'll prove it all night, I'll prove it all night

Notes: This early version features interesting lyrics from Something in the night


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 19/05/1978 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 25/02/2017 Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland ,New Zealand

Song 'history':


Published on DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN, in 1978.
Largely (100 times) played during the Darkness tour
Performed during the M.U.S.E. shows, in 1979
Bruce 'forgot' it only 3 nights in the River tour
Widely used in the Born in the U.S.A. tour, as it was performed 113 times
Bruce inserted it 31 times in the setlists of the Human Touch tour
Perfomed in a large number of shows (105) 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
Often played during the Rising tour (45 times)
The Barcelona show of the Rising tour was broadcast and released on DVD 'LIVE IN BARCELONA', which included also this song
Played during the Vote For Change tour, in October 2004.
Bruce gave this song one only shot through the Devils and Dust tour (18/07/2005 HSBC Arena, Buffalo,NY ,USA)
Played during the rehearsals for the Magic tour, in Sep 2007.
The Magic tour counted 30 apparitions of this song
22 perfomances were given during the Working on a Dream tour
Another version of the song also appears on the 'The Promise' Album, released in November 2010, in the Thrill Hill Vault 1976-1978 DVD volume
Published in live version in the 3rd DVD: House Cut 'Houston '78 of 'The Promise'
Bruce inserted it 42 times in the setlists of 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'
21 perfomances were given during the 2016 The River tour
Performed 4 times during the 2017 Summer tour

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