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Song title: We gotta get out of this place

(Man, Weil) by The Animals (Columbia DB 7639), 1965

We gotta get out of this place - Bruce

In this dirty old heart of the city
Where the sun refuse to shine
People say that there ain't no sense to try

Well now my little girl you're so young and pretty
And one thing I know is true
You're gonna die before your time is due

I see my daddy in bed a-dyin'
I see his hair been turnin' grey
He's been workin' and slayin' his life away
Yes he has

(Yeah!) He was young and pretty
(Yeah!) Slayin' his whole life away
(Yeah!) All day long
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!)

We gotta get out of this place
If it's the last thing we ever do
We gotta get out of this place
'cause girl, there's a better life for me and you

Little girl you're so young and pretty
But there's one thing you know is true, yeah
You´ll gonna die before your time is due

I watch my daddy slowly dying
I watch his hair turnin' grey, yeah
He's been workin' and slayin' his whole life away
For nothing

(Yeah!) You're so young and pretty
(Yeah!) He's slayin' his whole life away
(Yeah!) Whoa!
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!)

We gotta get out of this place
If it's the last thing we ever do
We gotta get out of this place
Girl, there's a better life for me and you

We gotta get out of this place
If it's the last thing we ever do
We gotta get out of this place
Girl, there's a better life for me and you


We gotta get out of this place - Original

In this dirty old part of the city
Where the sun refused to shine
People tell me there ain't no use in tryin'

Now my girl you're so young and pretty
And one thing I know is true
You'll be dead before your time is due, I know

See my daddy in bed a-dyin'
See his hair been turnin' grey
He's been workin' and slavin' his life away
Oh yes I know it

(Yeah!) He's been workin' so hard
(Yeah!) I've been workin' too, baby
(Yeah!) Every night and day
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!)

We gotta get out of this place
If it's the last thing we ever do
We gotta get out of this place
'cause girl, there's a better life for me and you

Now my girl you're so young and pretty
And one thing I know is true, yeah
You'll be dead before your time is due, I know it

See my daddy in bed a-dyin'
See his hair been turnin' grey, yeah
He's been workin' and slavin' his life away
I know he's been workin' so hard

(Yeah!) I've been workin' too, baby
(Yeah!) Every day baby
(Yeah!) Whoa!
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!)

We gotta get out of this place
If it's the last thing we ever do
We gotta get out of this place
Girl, there's a better life for me and you
Somewhere baby, somehow I know it

We gotta get out of this place
If it's the last thing we ever do
We gotta get out of this place
Girl, there's a better life for me and you
Believe me baby
I know it baby
You know it too


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!):
 - 04/11/1976 Palladium, New York,NY ,USA during the Born to Run 2nd Leg
 - 20/02/1977 Dane County Coliseum, Madison,WI ,USA during the Born to Run 2nd Leg
 - 10/06/1984 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the 1982-84 "NJ clubs" Tour
 - 15/03/2012 Moody Theater, Austin,TX ,USA
 - 23/07/2013 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff ,Wales during the Wrecking ball tour

Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database
First known live performance: 04/11/1976 Palladium, New York,NY ,USA
Last known live performance: 23/07/2013 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff ,Wales

Song 'history':


Played only a couple of times in the whole Born to Run tour
Played once in the whole 1982-1984 period, during which Bruce played, with various small groups or guesting, in a number of bars and small clubs of the New Jersey area (10/06/1984 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA)
One only rendering for this song in the Wrecking Ball tour (23/07/2013 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff ,Wales)

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