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Song title: Talk to me

by Southside Johnny

Talk to me - Official 'The Promise' version

Well every night I see a light shine in your window
And every night you don't answer when I come knocking at your door
Well your daddy won't ever let me in
And I see from the street your silhouette sitting close to him
What must I do, what does it take, to get you to

Ah talk to me, well until the night's over
Little girl won't you talk to me, well until the night's over
Yeah yeah I got a full week's pay
And, baby, I've been working hard each day
I'm not asking for the world, you see
I'm just asking, girl, talk to me

Well now late at night I hear the music softly playing
And late at night I see the two of you softly swaying
I don't understand darling what was my sin
Why am I down here below, your arms are open to him
What did I do, what did I say, what must I pay, to get you to

Talk to me, well until the night's over
Little girl won't you talk to me, just until it's all over
Yeah yeah yeah I got a full week's pay
And baby I've been working hard each day
I'm not asking for the world, you see
I'm just asking darling, talk to me
Whoa alright

I don't understand darling what was my sin
Why am I down here below and your arms are open to him
What did I do, what did I say, what must I pay, to get you to

Talk to me, just until the night's over
Little girl won't you talk to me, well, until the night's over
Yeah yeah yeah I got a full week's pay
And baby I've been working hard each day
I'm not asking for the world, you see
Oh I'm just, well I'm just asking, darling, please
And baby I'm down on my knees, to get you to

Talk to me, well until the night's over
Little girl won't you talk to me until it's all over
Come on darling and talk to me, well until it's all over
Little girl won't you talk to me, well until it's all over
Well I wanna say yeah! yeah! yeah! yeah!


Talk to me - Reheasal - studio version

Well every night I see a light up in your window
But every night you won’t answer your door
But although you won’t ever let me in
From the street I can see your silhouette sittin’ close to him
What must I do
What does it take
To get you to

Talk to me
Until the night is over
Talk to me
Well until the night is over, yeah yeah yeah
I got a full week’s pay
And baby I’ve been working hard each day
I’m not asking for the world you see
I’m just asking girl
Talk to me

Well late at night I hear the music that you’re playing soft and low
Yes and late at night I see the two of you swayin’, so close
I don’t understand darling what was my sin
Why am I down here below while you’re up there with him
What did I do
What did I say
What must I pay
To get you to

Talk to me
Until the night is over
Talk to me
Well until the night is over, yeah yeah yeah
I got a full week’s pay
And baby I’ve been working hard each day
I’m not asking for the world you see
I’m just asking girl
Talk to me
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

I don’t understand darling what was my sin
Why am I down here below while you’re up there with him
What did I do, what did I say
What must I pay, to get you to
Talk to me
Until the night is over
Talk to me
Well until the night is over, yeah yeah yeah
I got a full week’s pay
And baby I’ve been working hard each day
I’m not asking for the world you see
I’m down on my bended knees
I’m just asking darling please won’t you
Talk to me

Notes: Recorded in the Darkness sessions. Played as rehearsal, instrumental


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First known live performance: 19/05/1978 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 17/05/2014 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville,CT ,USA

Song 'history':


Recorded during the DARKNESS studio sessions, but then not used for the album.
Played during the Conventional Hall shows in 2001 and 2003
Published on the 'The Promise' Album, released in November 2010.
It only saw the light less than a dozen times in the whole Wrecking Ball tour
During the High Hopes tour, the song was played 3 times

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