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Song title: Nothing man


Nothing man

I don't remember how I felt
I never thought I'd live
To read about myself
In my hometown paper
How my brave young life
Was forever changed
In a misty cloud of pink vapor

Darlin' give me your kiss
Only understand
I am, the nothing man

Around here, everybody acts the same
Around here, everybody acts like nothing's changed
Friday night, the club meets at Al's Barbecue
The sky's still, the same unbelievable blue

Darlin' give me your kiss
Come and take my hand
I am, the nothing man

You can call me Joe
Buy me a drink and shake my hand
You want courage
I'll show you courage you can understand
The pearl and silver
Restin' on my night table
It's just me Lord, pray I'm able

Darlin, with this kiss
Say you understand
I am, the nothing man
I am, the nothing man


Statistics from the KILLING FLOOR (www.brucespringsteen.it) database


Published on the following official releases:

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 30/09/2002 Xcel Energy center, Saint Paul,MN ,USA during the The Rising Tour
 - 11/03/2003 Blue Cross Arena, Rochester,NY ,USA during the The Rising Tour
 - 11/04/2005 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the Devils and Dust Rehearsals
 - 01/06/2005 Pavello Olimpic Badalona, Barcelona ,Spain during the Devils and Dust tour, during the soundcheck.
 - 20/07/2005 Arena at Hatbor Yard, Bridgeport,CT ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 23/07/2005 Philips Arena, Atlanta,GA ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 24/07/2005 Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte,NC ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 03/08/2005 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids,MI ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 06/08/2005 Fox Theatre, Saint Louis,MO ,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
 - 11/08/2005 Key Arena, Seattle,WA ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 06/10/2005 Blue Cross Arena, Rochester,NY ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 12/10/2005 Northrup Auditorium, Minneapolis,MN ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 24/10/2005 Coliseum, Richmond,VA ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 28/10/2005 TD Bank North Garden, Boston,MA ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour

Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database
First known live performance: 30/09/2002 Xcel Energy center, Saint Paul,MN ,USA
Last known live performance: 28/10/2005 TD Bank North Garden, Boston,MA ,USA

Song 'history':


Published on THE RISING, in 2001.
Bruce gave this song only two shots through the Rising tour (30/09/2002 Xcel Energy center, Saint Paul,MN ,USA and 11/03/2003 Blue Cross Arena, Rochester,NY ,USA)
Played during the rehearsals for the Devils and dust Tour, in Mar/Apr 2005.
Not much used during the Devils and Dust tour, deserving only less than a dozen renderings
Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database