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Song title: Valentine's day

Valentine's day

I’m driving a big lazy car rushin’ up the highway in the dark
I got one hand steady on the wheel and one hand’s tremblin’ over my heart
It’s pounding baby like it’s gonna bust right on through
And it ain’t gonna stop till I’m alone again with you

A friend of mine became a father last night
When we spoke in his voice I could hear the light
Of the skies and the rivers the timberwolf in the pines
And that great jukebox out on Route 39
They say he travels fastest who travels alone
But tonight I miss my girl mister tonight I miss my home

Is it the sound of the leaves
left blown by the wayside
That’s got me out here on this spooky old highway tonight
Is it the cry of the river
With the moonlight shining through
That ain’t what scares me baby
What scares me is losing you

They if you die in your dreams you really die in your bed
But honey last night I dreamed my eyes rolled straight back in my head
And God’s light came shinin’ on through
I woke up in the darkness scared and breathin’ and born anew
It wasn’t the cold river bottom I felt rushing over me
It wasn’t the bitterness of a dream that didn’t come true
It wasn’t the wind in the grey fields I felt rushing through my arms
No no baby it was you
So hold me close honey say you’re forever mine
And tell me you’ll be my lonely valentine

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Published on the following official releases:

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 01/01/1988 Fort Monmouth, Oceanport,NJ ,USA
 - 28/01/1988 ????, Eatontown,NJ ,USA
 - 20/07/2005 Arena at Hatbor Yard, Bridgeport,CT ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour, during the soundcheck.
 - 23/07/2005 Philips Arena, Atlanta,GA ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 26/07/2005 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro,NC ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 31/07/2005 Schottenstein center, Columbus,OH ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 10/08/2005 Rose Garden Theatre of the Clouds, Portland,OR ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 15/10/2005 Dane County Arena, Madison,WI ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 21/10/2005 Dunkin Donuts center, Providence,RI ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour

Data from the database
First known live performance: 01/01/1988 Fort Monmouth, Oceanport,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 21/10/2005 Dunkin Donuts center, Providence,RI ,USA

Song 'history':

Published on TUNNEL OF LOVE, in 1987.
During the Devils and Dust tour, the song was played less than a dozen times

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