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Song title: Rendezvous


Rendezvous - Tracks take

I had a dream our love would last forever
I had a dream tonight my dream comes true
Well if you’ll hold me tight
We’ll be riders, girl, on the night
Ooh, I want a rendezvous

Haven’t I told you, girl, how much I like you
I got a feeling that you like me too
Well if you hold me tight
We’ll be riders, girl, on the night
Ooh, I want a rendezvous

You deserve so much more than this, girl
Well I’m ridin’ on the power and livin’ on the promise in your last kiss
Because I had a dream our love would last forever
I had a dream tonight my dream comes true
And if you’ll hold me tight
We’ll be riders, girl, on the night
Ooh, ooh, rendezvous
I want a rendezvous
I want a rendezvous

Notes: "Tracks take", New York 31/12/1980. Slightly different from the early studio take and from the 1977 live version


Rendezvous - Studio take

I had a dream our love would last forever
I had a dream, tonight my dream comes true
So meet me at midnight (So if you’ll love me tight)
We’ll be riders, girl, on the night
Rendezvous

Haven’t I told (showed) you, girl, how much I like you
I got a feeling that you like me too
And (so) if you’ll love me tight
We’ll be riders, girl, on the night
I wanna rendezvous

We deserve so much more than this girl
‘Cause I’m riding on the power
And livin on the promise
In your last kiss

Because I had a dream our love would last forever
I had a dream, tonight my dream comes true
So if you’ll hold me tight
We’ll be riders, girl, on the night
Rendezvous

I wanna rendezvous
I wanna rendezvous
I wanna rendez, I wanna rendez
I wanna rendezvous

Notes: This is the studio take with Gary U.S. Bonds. Slightly different from the Tracks take and from the 1977 live version


Rendezvous - Live 1976

I had a dream our love would last forever
I had a dream tonight my dream comes true
And if you hold me tight
We'll be riders girl on the night
Ooohhh, I want to rendezvous

Haven't I told you girl
How much I like you
I got a feeling that you like me too
And if you'll hold me tight
We'll be riders girl, on the night
Ooohh, I want a rendezvous

I got a feeling that we'll be forever
Because I know that
We should be together
Because I had a dream
Our love would last forever
I had a dream
Tonight my dream comes true
And if you'll hold me tight
We'll be riders girl, on the night
Ooohh, ooohh, ooohh, rendezvous, I want to rendezvous
I want to rendezvous, I want to rendez, I want to rendez, I want to rendezvous

Notes: Live 1977 version. This was played from late 1976 to 31-Dec-1980, the vanished until the Reunion tour. Slightly different from the Tracks take and from the Studio take.


Rendezvous - Live 1977

I had a dream
My love would last forever
I had a dream
Tonight my dream come true
And if you’ll hold me tight
We’ll be riders on the night
Oohh, rendez-vous, I want a rendez-vous

And when I told you, girl,
How much I liked you
I got a feeling that you liked me, too
And if you’ll hold me tight
We’ll be riders on the night
Oohh, rendez-vous, I want a rendez-vous

I got a feeling that we should stay together
‘Cause I think our love could be forever
Because I had a dream
My love would last forever
I had a dream
Tonight my dream come true
And if you’ll hold me tight
We’ll be riders on the night
Oohh, rendez-vous, I want a rendez-vous

You deserve so much more than this, girl
‘Cause I’m running on the power
And living on the promise
In your last kiss
Because I had a dream
My love would last forever
I had a dream
Tonight my dream come true
And if you’ll hold me tight
We’ll be riders on the night
Oohh, rendez-vous, I want a rendez-vous

Notes: Live 1977 version. This was played from late 1976 to 31-Dec-1980, the vanished until the Reunion tour. Slightly different from the Tracks take and from the Studio take.


Rendezvous

I had a dream my love would last forever
I had a dream last she had a dream too
She'll be there tonight
If I'm down she make me feel right
Ooh, rendezvous

Haven’t I told you, girl, how much I like you
I got a feeling that you like me too
Well if you hold me tight
We’ll be riders, girl, on the night
Ooh, rendezvous

You deserve so much more than this, girl
I’m ridin’ on the power and livin’ on the promise in your last kiss
Because I had a dream my love would last forever
I had a dream tonight she had a dream too
Came on, hold me tight
We’ll be riders, girl, on the night
Ooh, ooh, rendezvous
I want a rendezvous
I want a rendezvous

Notes: These lyrics refer to the 'The Promise' take


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


Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 01/08/1976 Monmouth Arts Centre, Red Bank,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 14/02/2017 Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane ,Australia

Song 'history':


The Born to Run tour counted 42 apparitions of this song
Recorded during the DARKNESS studio sessions, but then not used for the album.
Not much used during the Darkness tour, deserving only less than a dozen renderings
During the River tour, the song was played 3 times
The TRACKS studio out-take collection included for the first (official) time this song. Also included in the TRACKS 'greatest hits', '18-TRACKS'.
Played during the Reunion tour (23 times)
Played once in the whole Rising tour (03/10/2003 Shea Stadium, New York,NY ,USA)
Not much used during the Magic tour, deserving only 3 renderings
It only saw the light 4 times in the whole Working on a Dream tour
Published on the 'The Promise' Album, released in November 2010.
Two only renderings for this song in the Wrecking Ball tour (13/04/2012 First niagare Center, Buffalo,NY ,USA and 12/07/2012 Ernst-Happel-Stadium, Vienna ,Austria)
One only rendering for this song in the 2016 The River tour (22/06/2016 Telia Parken Arena, Copenhagen ,Denmark)
Performed 2 times during the 2017 Summer tour

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database