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Song title: When you're alone


When you're alone

Times were tough love was not enough
So you said sorry Johnny I’m gone gone gone
You said my act was funny
But we both knew what was missing honey
So you let out on your own
Now that pretty form that you’ve got baby
Will make sure you get along
But you’re gonna find our someday honey

When You’re alone you’re alone
When You’re alone you’re alone
When You’re alone you’re alone
When You’re alone you ain’t nothing but alone

Now I was young and pretty on the mean streets of the city
And I fought to make’em my home
With just the shirt on my back I left and swore I’d never look back
And man I was gone gone gone
But there’s things that’ll knock you down you don’t even see coming
And send you crawling like a baby back home
You’re gonna find out that day sugar

When you’re alone...

I knew some day your runnin’ would be through
And you’d think back on me and you
And your love would be strong
You’d forget all the bad and think only of all the laughs that we had
And you’d wanna come home
Now it ain’t hard feelings or nothin’ sugar
That ain’t what’s got me singing this song
It’s just nobody knows baby where love goes
But when it goes it’s gone gone

When you’re alone…


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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
 - 09/03/1988 The Spectrum, Philadelphia,PA ,USA during the Tunnel of Love Tour, during the soundcheck.
 - 23/03/1993 Count Basie Theater, Red Bank,NJ ,USA
 - 08/11/1996 St. Rose of Lima School, Freehold,NJ ,USA during the The Ghost of Tom Joad
 - 24/11/1996 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the The Ghost of Tom Joad
 - 25/11/1996 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the The Ghost of Tom Joad
 - 26/11/1996 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the The Ghost of Tom Joad
 - 03/12/1996 Sunrise Auditorium, Miami,FL ,USA during the The Ghost of Tom Joad
 - 12/12/1996 Rymar Auditorium, Nashville,TN ,USA during the The Ghost of Tom Joad
 - 18/07/2005 HSBC Arena, Buffalo,NY ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 24/07/2005 Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte,NC ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 31/07/2005 Schottenstein center, Columbus,OH ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 13/10/2005 United Center, Chicago,IL ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 20/10/2005 DCU Center, Worcester,MA ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour

Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database
First known live performance: 01/01/1988 Fort Monmouth, Oceanport,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 20/10/2005 DCU Center, Worcester,MA ,USA

Song 'history':


Published on TUNNEL OF LOVE, in 1987.
In the Tunnel of Love tour, the song was only practiced (09/03/1988 The Spectrum, Philadelphia,PA ,USA, during the soundcheck.) but never played in the regular set.
Just less than a dozen shots during the Ghost of Tom Joad tour
Not much used during the Devils and Dust tour, deserving only 5 renderings

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