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Song title: Savin'up

(Clemons) by Clarence Clemons

Savin'up

You may have diamonds
You may have pearls
You may think you got it baby
Over all the other girls
But honey you ain’t got nothing
And I’ll tell you why
If you’re empty as a soul can be, baby
Deep down inside

You better start savin’ up
For the things that money can’t buy
You better start savin’ up
For the things that money can’t buy
You better start savin’ up
For the things that money can’t buy
You better start savin’ up
For the things that money can’t buy

You may have a big backyard
And ruby rings
And my love’s just a second-place runner, honey
To your fancy things
But what you got to hold on to
When the lights go down
You come lookin’ for me baby
But I ain’t nowhere around

You better start savin’ up
For the things that money can’t buy
You better start savin’ up
For the things that money can’t buy
You better start

You need a strong man, baby
To love and understand you
A man who ain’t afraid, sugar
To get some dirt on his hands for you
And when you’re feeling so down-hearted
And all you wanna do is cry
Ah, just come on, take my hand, baby
Together you and I

We could start savin’ up
For the things that money can’t buy
We’d better start savin’ up
For the things that money can’t buy
You better start savin’ up
For the things that money can’t buy
You better start savin’ up
For the things that money can’t buy


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


This song has never been published on any official release.

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 14/08/1987 The Deck House, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the 1987 "Bar tour"
 - 17/07/2011 Wonder Bar, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
 - 22/10/2011 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
 - 11/11/2012 Xcel Energy center, Saint Paul,MN ,USA during the Wrecking ball tour
 - 19/11/2012 Pepsi Arena, Denver,CO ,USA during the Wrecking ball tour
 - 30/04/2013 Telenor Arena, Oslo ,Norway during the Wrecking ball tour
 - 22/05/2014 Soldiers and Sailors Hall, Pittsburgh,PA ,USA
 - 23/05/2014 Soldiers and Sailors Hall, Pittsburgh,PA ,USA
 - 17/01/2015 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA

Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database
First known live performance: 14/08/1987 The Deck House, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 17/01/2015 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA

Song 'history':


Played during the '1987 bar tour', which is the name under which I group the 1987 shows Bruce played with various small bands, or guesting, in small NJ clubs.
Just 3 shots during the Wrecking Ball tour

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