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Song title: TV movie


TV movie

I woke up last night shaking from a dream
For in that dream I died
My wife rolled over and told me
That my life would be immortalized
Not in some major motion picture
Or great American novel, you see
No, they’re gonna make a TV movie out of me

Chorus:
Well now, it’s one two three you take the money
Yeah it’s as easy as A B C
Yeah they’re gonna make a TV movie out of me

Well they can change my name or they can leave it
They can change my story too
Or they can make me black or Chinese
And do things that I never did do
They’re gonna give my life a whole new ending
And put me in prime time first-run
And when it’s over, what I did there will be what I done

Now I don’t want my name in a history book
Nobody’s ever gonna see
No, they’re gonna make a TV movie out of me

(Chorus)

Well I’m a shoe-in for a sponsor
Goodyear blimp and radial wheels
Somebody had a meeting somewhere
Somehow somebody made a deal
Well I was one of them kinds of stories
That everybody liked to see
Yeah they’re gonna make a TV movie out of me
Now I don’t want no inscription on my gravestone
No long soliloquy
No they’re gonna make a TV movie out of me


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Published on the following official releases:

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 08/11/2005 Wachovia Center, Philadelphia,PA ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour, during the soundcheck.
 - 13/11/2005 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City,NJ ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour, during the soundcheck.
 - 02/09/2012 Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia,PA ,USA during the Wrecking ball tour, during the soundcheck.
 - 23/07/2013 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff ,Wales during the Wrecking ball tour

Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database
Unique known live performance: 23/07/2013 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff ,Wales

Song 'history':


Recorded during the BITUSA sessions (late 1982-mid 1984), but then not included on the album.
The TRACKS studio out-take collection included for the first (official) time this song.
In the Devils and Dust tour, the song was only practiced (08/11/2005 Wachovia Center, Philadelphia,PA ,USA, during the soundcheck. and 13/11/2005 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City,NJ ,USA, during the soundcheck.) but never played in the regular set.
One only performance during the Wrecking Ball tour (23/07/2013 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff ,Wales)
Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database