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Song title: None but the brave


None but the brave - Essential

Tonight down on Union Street
I'm thinkin' back baby to you and me
The way you used to be
And your words come back to me
From passing cars, their voices sing out
In empty bars where guitars ring out
We'd walk in, talk about
Who'd be the lucky ones to get out

You said
None baby but the brave
No one baby but the brave
Those strong enough to save
Something from what they gave

None baby but the brave
No one baby but the brave

In dreams these nights I see you my friend
The way you looked back then
Ah, on a night like this
I know that girl no longer exists
Except for a moment in some stranger's eyes
Or the nameless girls in cars rushin' by
That's where I find you tonight
And in my heart you still survive

None baby but the brave
No one baby but the brave

Who's strong enough to save
Something from the love they gave

None baby but the brave
No one baby but the brave

Now tonight once more
I search every face on that crowded floor
Looking for, I don't know what for
Just waitin' to see you come walkin' through that door
There's a girl standin' by the band
She reminds me of you and I asked her to dance
As the drummer counts away
I take her hand, we move away

And tonight now I see old friends
Caught in a game they've got no chance to win
Gettin' beat and then playin' again
'Till their strength gives out or their heart gives in
Now who's the man who thinks he can decide
Whose dreams will live and whose shall be pushed aside
Has he ever walked down these streets at night
And looked into the eyes of

None baby but the brave
No one baby but the brave
None baby but the brave
No one baby but the brave
None baby but the brave
No one baby, no one but the braaaave

Notes: This is the re-recorded (or just 'patched'?) version.


None but the brave - BITUSA outtake

Tonight down on Union Street
I’m thinkin’ back, baby, to you and me
To the way you used to be
And your words come back to me
From passing cars, their voices sing out
In empty bars where guitars ring out
We’d be the lucky ones to get out

You said, none baby but the brave
No one baby but the brave
Oh strong enough to save something
From what they gave
None baby but the brave
No one baby but the brave

Now in dreams these nights I see you my friend
The way you were back then
Ah, on a night like this
I know that girl no longer exists
Except for a moment in some stranger’s eyes
Or in a nameless girl
In cars rushin’ by
That’s where I find you tonight
And in my heart it still survives
To none, baby, but the brave
No one baby but the brave

Oh strong enough to save
Something from the love they gave
Yeah, none baby but the brave
No one baby but the brave

Now tonight once more I search
Every face on that crowded floor
Looking for I don’t know what for
Something that ain’t there no more
There’s a girl standin’ by the band
She reminds me of you and I asked her to dance
As the drummer counts his play
I take her hand and we move away

And tonight, now I’ll see old friends
caught in things they got no chance to win
Just gettin’ beaten, and then playin’ again
‘Till their strength gives out
Or their hearts give in
Who’s that man who thinks
he can decide whose dreams will live
And who(se) shall be pushed aside
Did he ever walk down this streets at night
And looked into the eyes
Baby, of none, baby, but the brave
No one baby but the brave…


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Published on the following official releases:

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 05/12/2003 Convention Hall, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the Convention Hall Shows 2003
 - 07/12/2003 Convention Hall, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the Convention Hall Shows 2003
 - 08/12/2003 Convention Hall, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the Convention Hall Shows 2003
 - 31/03/2008 GM Place, Vancouver ,Canada during the Magic tour
 - 25/06/2008 Stadio S.Siro, Milan ,Italy during the Magic tour
 - 02/09/2012 Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia,PA ,USA during the Wrecking ball tour, during the soundcheck.
 - 07/09/2012 Wrigley Field, Chicago,IL ,USA during the Wrecking ball tour
 - 31/07/2016 Stadium Letzigrund, Zurich ,Switzerland during the The River Tour 2016
 - 28/08/2016 United Center, Chicago,IL ,USA during the The River Tour 2016
 - 18/02/2017 Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley ,Australia during the Summer Tour 2017

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First known live performance: 05/12/2003 Convention Hall, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 18/02/2017 Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley ,Australia

Song 'history':


Recorded during the BITUSA sessions (late 1982-mid 1984), but then not included on the album.
Played during the Conventional Hall shows in 2003
The song made its first official apparition being included, as inedit track, in the bonus CD of the ESSENTIAL compilation, released in 2003.
Two only renderings for this song in the Magic tour (31/03/2008 GM Place, Vancouver ,Canada and 25/06/2008 Stadio S.Siro, Milan ,Italy)
One only performance during the Wrecking Ball tour (07/09/2012 Wrigley Field, Chicago,IL ,USA)
Played only a couple of times in the whole 2016 The River tour (31/07/2016 Stadium Letzigrund, Zurich ,Switzerland and 28/08/2016 United Center, Chicago,IL ,USA)
Performed 1 times during the 2017 Summer tour
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