Monday, June 08, 2009

Dag 3 : Fade Away Live in Stockholm - for Kent and Phil

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Fade Away, full band version, Live in Stockholm, Sweden @ Stockholm Stadion June 7th 2009

"We were always serious about Our Fun"
- Bruce Springsteen, interviewed by Expressen TV, Stockholm

Before launching into the first full band version (since 1981) of his song "Fade Away", which originally appeared on "The River" album, Bruce gets down on his knees and begs:

"Is there anybody out there that’s ever felt the love they were having slipping away? I mean it’s not gone yet, but you can tell that it’s going… Have you ever felt a love that you had, slipping away? That’s right. That is an ugly feeling. You don’t know what you can do to fix it - probably nothing - you fucked up already! And so, it’s slipping away… And so it comes down to this: Is there any man out there with too much pride to beg to his woman?! I don’t have that much power; when it comes down to it - I beg! I get on my knees, and I beg to my woman! I say “Baby, don’t you know that I’m sorry?” I say “Baby, don’t you know that I didn’t know what I was doing? You know I never never never never never never never never never never put a love like ours in jeopardy. Because I need you.” And that’s all done in the first two minutes of begging. There’s two hours after that!!!"

studio light- santa monica


Well now you say you've found another man who does things to you that I can't
And that no matter what I do it's all over now
between me and you girl
But I can't believe what you say
No I can't believe what you say
'cause baby

I don't wanna fade away
Oh I don't wanna fade away
Tell me what can I do what can I say
Cause darlin' I don't wanna fade away

Well now you say that you've made up your mind
it's been such a long, long time since it's been good with us
And that somewhere back along the line you lost your love and I lost your trust
Now rooms that once were so bright are filled with the coming night, darlin'


You say it's not easy for you
And that you've been so lonely
While other girls go out doing what they want to do
You say that you miss the nights when we'd go out dancing
The days when you and I walked as two
Well girl I miss them too
Oh I swear that I do
Oh girl

Now baby I don't wanna be just another useless memory holding you tight
Or just some other ghost out on the street to whom you stop and politely speak
when you pass on by vanishing into the night
left to vanish into the night
No baby


Copyright © Bruce Springsteen (ASCAP)

Much More From Sweden:
Bruce Springsteen på Stockholms stadion, dag 3
Point Blank
Springsteen Interview with Expressen TV
Nojes Bladet Musik


Unknown said...

Thanks Gregg! Great moment.

Who's the drummer by the way? Max doesn't have that much hair left.

Gregg Chadwick said...

Great performance. On drums is Jay Weinberg, Max's precocious son! Max is in Burbank playing for Conan on the Tonight Show .