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Song title: Streets of fire


Streets of fire - Album version

When the nigth’s quiet and you don’t care anymore,
And your eyes are tired and there’s someone at your door
And you realize you wanna let go
And the weak lies and the cold walls you embrace
Eat at your insides and leave you face to face with
Streets of fire

I’m wandering, a loser down these tracks
I’m dying, but girl I can’t go back
‘Cause in the darkness I hear somebody call my name
And when you realize how they tricked you this time
And it’s all lies but I’m strung out on the wire
In these streets of fire

I live now, only with strangers
I talk to only strangers
I walk with angels that have no place
Streets of fire

Notes: A slightly different-lyrics outtake exist


Streets of fire - Outtake

When the night’s quiet and you don’t care anymore
And your eyes are tired and there’s someone at your door
And you realise you gotta let go
And there’s four tyres callin’ in the morning
On weak lies but babe I ain’t no liar
We got streets of fire
Streets of fire
Streets of fire
Streets of fire

I’m wandering a loser down these tracks
And I’m dying but babe I can’t go back
‘Cause in the darkness I hear somebody call my name
And when you realise how they tricked you this time
And it’s all lies but I’m strung out on the wire
In these streets of fire
Streets of fire
Streets of fire

I live now, only with strangers
I talk to only strangers
‘Cause we know, you, yeah me and you girl, we know
We know what it’s all about now, baby
And don’t look in my face - don’t
‘Cause I’m strung out on the wire
In these streets of fire, yeah
Streets of fire
Streets of fire
Streets of fire
Streets of fire

Notes: This is the studio out-take, similar but not at all to the released version.


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 23/05/1978 Shea Theatre, Buffalo,NY ,USA
Last known live performance: 11/09/2016 Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh,PA ,USA

Song 'history':


Published on DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN, in 1978.
Often played during the Darkness tour (48 times)
During the Rising tour, the song was played 3 times
Played only a couple of times in the whole Magic tour (17/03/2008 Bradley Center, Milwaukee,WI ,USA and 16/08/2008 North Charleston Auditorium, Charleston,SC ,USA)
Just 3 shots 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'
Scarcely used during the Wrecking Ball tour, with less than a dozen inclusions
Bruce gave this song only two shots through the High Hopes tour (08/02/2014 Perth Arena, Perth ,Australia and 19/02/2014 Allphones Arena, Sydney ,Australia)
Played only a couple of times in the whole 2016 The River tour (05/07/2016 Stadio S.Siro, Milan ,Italy and 11/09/2016 Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh,PA ,USA)

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