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09.07.88 Sheffield, England, intro to “All That Heaven Will Allow”
“How you doing out there? (crowd cheers) good…is this what summer’s like out here? (crowd: “Yeah”) cloudy like this all the time? (crowd: “Yeah”) yeah, I don’t know…(?)…sing it, Ritchie… (crowd and the horns sing “Here she comes walking”)…should I listen to my heart? (crowd cheers) should I listen to my heart? (crowd cheers) oh, should I listen to my heart?...should I? (crowd cheers) should I? (crowd cheers)…”

09.07.88 Sheffield, England, after “Chimes of Freedom”
“We’re gonna take a short break and then we’re gonna be back to rock you on into the night, alright? (crowd cheers) thanks a lot, we’ll see you in a little while (crowd cheers)…”

09.07.88 Sheffield, England, intro to “You Can Look”
“I remember…the first thing I can remember my mama telling me was that, uh…there are things that you can look at but that you can not touch (crowd cheers) I was crawling my way to the television set…and she looked down at me and said “Son”…she said…well, Son, don’t you touch that thing...oh, oh, Son, don’t you touch that thing...yeah, you can look but you can’t touch that thing”...then I remember I was about ten years old and I went down to the department store…went to the toy department, making my way towards one of them, uh…little toy soldiers…and I heard the shopping lady say… “Oh, Son, don’t you touch that thing...oh, Son, don’t you touch that thing...yeah, you can look but you can’t touch that thing”...then I…had a girlfriend, I was about seventeen years old, no, I was fifteen at the time…her mama went to work in the afternoon, she invited me over to her house…she was a year younger than me…we sat there on the couch…she started whispering sweet things in my ear…she told me I was the only one for her…ever would be, ever was…I put my hand on her knee…I gave her a little kiss behind her ear…I put my hand on her thigh… gave her a little kiss behind her other ear…and then just as I headed north…she said “Son, don’t you touch that thing...oh, Son, don’t you touch that thing...yeah, you can look but you can’t touch that thing”...then I got a little older and I remember sitting in the kitchen when my old man would come home from work…he’d walk in and every day do the same thing…he’d have his dinner, sit at the kitchen table at night in the dark…drinking a six-pack of beer…and when I looked at his face, all it said was…“Oh, Son don’t you touch that thing...hey, Son, don’t you touch that thing...yeah, you can look but you can’t touch that thing…oh, Son, don’t you touch that thing...oh, Son, don’t you touch that thing...yeah, you can look but you can’t touch that thing”...”

09.07.88 Sheffield, England, intro to “I’m a Coward”
“Is there anybody breathing out there tonight? (crowd cheers) is there anybody alive…out there tonight? (crowd cheers) say what? (crowd cheers) that’s good…because I want to know…if there’s any rough, tough…men made out of Sheffield steel out there tonight? (crowd cheers) are there any macho men out there tonight? (crowd cheers) oh yeah…well, I’ve known men that would swim rivers, that would climb mountains, that would wrestle with the beasts of the jungle…but there was one thing that they was afraid of…there was one thing that scared them to death…do you want to know what that one thing was? (crowd cheers) I’m gonna tell you what that one thing was…I’m talking about L-U-V, I’m talking about love… when they got next to love…they got scared…they ran home like little babies to their mommies…that’s right…now, do we have any brave, courageous Sheffield women out there tonight? (crowd cheers) do we have any sweet, sexy Sheffield girls in the audience tonight? (crowd cheers) come on, let me hear you girls (crowd cheers) because I’m talking to you too…that’s right…I’ve known women that when they got next to love, they got so scared that they ran back home to their loneliness and to their isolation…now I’m not here tonight just pointing my finger…I’m down here tonight ‘cause I’ve got a confession that I’ve got to make…and what I want to testify to is that I have sinned!...that’s right and I don’t need no Jerry Falwell or no Jimmy Baker to forgive me, Baby, those boys can kiss my ass…what I want to say is that I’m a brave man if I don’t say so myself…so what I want to confess to is…what I need to confess to is…what I’ve got to testify to is…that I’m a coward when it comes to love…”

09.07.88 Sheffield, England, intro to “Spare Parts”
“This is a song about a woman…struggling to understand the value of her own independent existence…the value of the life of her child …putting down her old dreams and parts of her past that are keeping her down…trying to something new and beautiful and meaningful in her life…today…”

09.07.88 Sheffield, England, towards the end of “Dancing in the Dark”
“Sometimes I feel…so lonely…oh, I get so lonely…I get so downhearted…I get so downhearted that I know I gotta reach out for a little help someplace…well, I’m searching, I’m searching, I’m searching for my baby…yeah, I’m looking, I’m looking, I’m looking for my baby…I said , I’m searching, I’m searching, I’m searching for my baby…yeah, I’m looking, I’m looking, I’m looking for my baby…well, I’m searching, I’m searching, I’m searching for my baby…I said I’m looking, I’m looking, I’m looking for my baby…oh, come on, Darling…”

09.07.88 Sheffield, England, middle of “Light of Day”
“On the piano, Professor Roy Bittan (crowd cheers) on the drums, the Mighty Max Weinberg (crowd cheers) on the bass guitar, Mr. Garry W. Tallent (crowd cheers) on the organ, Phantom Dan Federici (crowd cheers) on the guitar and vocals, Miss Patti Scialfa (crowd cheers) on the guitar, the great Nils Lofgren (crowd cheers) all the way in the back out of New Jersey we got the Horns of Love
(crowd cheers) and last but not least we got the incredible, the undeniable, (?) the indestructible, the illuminable, the beautiful Mr. Clarence Clemons on the saxophone (crowd cheers)…”

09.07.88 Sheffield, England, intro to “Sweet Soul Music”
“You’re looking a little tired to me now, man (crowd cheers) oh yeah (crowd cheers) I can tell when our audience is getting a little tired now (crowd cheers) you’ve been standing up all day, I don’t think you can take no more, baby (crowd cheers) I don’t think so (crowd cheers) are you sure? (crowd: “Yeah”) are you sure? (crowd: “Yeah”) are you sure? (crowd: “Yeah”) are you sure? (crowd: “Yeah”) then I got a question I wanna ask you…”

09.07.88 Sheffield, England, intro to “Raise Your Hand”
“Are you ready, are you ready, are you ready, are you ready, are you ready, are you ready, are you ready, are you ready, are you ready, are you ready…are you ready for a little religious liberation? (crowd cheers) ready for a little spiritual affirmation? (crowd cheers) ready for a little sexual consummation? (crowd cheers) then just raise your hand together out there…
(…) Before I go, there’s one last thing I’ve got to know…is there anything out there, is there anybody out there that, that…that wasn’t what I wanted to know…is there something that you need? (crowd: “Yeah”) is there something that you want? (crowd: “Yeah”) is there something that deep down in your heart you’ve got to have? (crowd: “Yeah”) then show a little guts and raise your hand…”

Compiled by Johanna Pirttijärvi


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