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12.07.88 Frankfurt, Germany, intro to “Tunnel of Love”
“Gut euch zu sehn (crowd cheers) how you doing? (crowd cheers)…”

12.07.88 Frankfurt, Germany, intro to “All That Heaven Will Allow”
“So is this summer in Frankfurt here? (crowd cheers) it’s nice, very nice...oh…sing it, Ritchie...(horn section starts harmonizing)…how you doing?...yeah…here we go now…here she comes walking – let me hear you now (crowd: “Here she comes walking”) oh, that’s right (crowd: “Here she comes walking”) mmm, yeah (crowd: “Here she comes walking”) yes, she’s looking so fine (crowd: “Here she comes walking”) she’s coming down the line (crowd: “Here she comes walking”) yeah, she’s looking so good, yeah (crowd: “Here she comes walking”) I’m thinking now “Should I or shouldn’t I?” (crowd: “Here she comes walking”) like in, uh, should I listen to my heart now? (crowd: “Here she comes walking”) well, should I listen to my heart? (crowd: “Here she comes walking”) you gotta help me out now – well, should I listen to my heart? (crowd: “Here she comes walking”) ah, should I listen to my heart, yeah? (crowd: “Here she comes walking”) I might get in trouble like that, man – well, should I listen to my heart? (crowd cheers) (crowd: “Here she comes walking”) or should I let her just walk on by? (crowd: “Here she comes walking”) or should I let her just walk on by? (crowd: “Here she comes walking”) well, should I listen to my heart now? - well, should I? (crowd cheers) alright, let’s try it…”

12.07.88 Frankfurt, Germany, intro to “Spare Parts”
“This is a song about a woman...struggling to understand the value of her own independent existence...trying to put away her past... and find something new and beautiful in her life now...”

12.07.88 Frankfurt, Germany, after “Chimes of Freedom”
“Thanks, we’re gonna take a short break and then we’re gonna be right back, alright? (crowd cheers) so we’ll see you in a little while to rock you all night long (crowd cheers)…”

12.07.88 Frankfurt, Germany, intro to “You Can Look”
“When I was a little boy, matter of fact I was a little bitty baby...I remember my mama whispering those famous words in my ear... that there are things in this world that you can look at...but you cannot touch...I was in my diapers crawling across the floor heading for that television set and she said...“Oh, Son, don’t you touch that thing...yeah, Son, don’t you touch that thing...well you can look but you can’t touch that thing”...I was little, I was ten years old, going down to the department store, heading for the toy department to pick out a little toy soldier...saleswoman came up behind me and she said...“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 took my girlfriend out on our first date... oh yeah, took her to a little, dark place to park...I whispered sweet things in her ear...put my hand on her knee...slipped my hand up to her thigh...and just as I was about to head north, she said “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....Oh, Son, don’t you touch that thing...oh, on , don’t you touch that thing... yeah you can look but you can’t touch that thing”...”

12.07.88 Frankfurt, Germany, intro to “I’m a Coward”
“Is there anybody alive out there tonight? (crowd cheers) is there anybody that can feel the living, breathing spirit down in their souls tonight? (crowd cheers) that’s good...because I have a question that I want to ask you...are there any rough, tough Frankfurt men in the audience tonight? (crowd cheers) I mean do we have any macho men out there tonight? (crowd cheers) because I’ve known men that would swim rivers, climb mountains, wrestle with grizzly bears...but there was one thing they was afraid of...and I’m gonna tell you what that one thing was...what scared them to death was something called L-U-V, I’m talking about love, love, love scared them to death...when they got next to love, they ran home to their mommies like little babies...do we have any brave, heroic Frankfurt women out there tonight? (crowd cheers) do we have any sweet, sexy, German girls out there tonight? (crowd cheers) come on, let me hear you, girls (crowd cheers) one more time now (crowd cheers) because I’m talking to you too...I’ve known women that when they got next to love, they ran home to their loneliness and their isolation...now, I’m down here tonight...I’m not just trying to point a finger at you...I’m down here because I’ve got a confession I’ve got to make...and what I want to say is I have sinned!...and I ain’t ashamed and Jimmy Swaggert and all those boys can kiss my ass, baby...because I’m a brave man, I’m a brave man if I don’t say so myself...but what I’ve got to testify to is, what I’ve got to confess tonight to is, what I’ve got to testify to is...that I’m a coward when it comes to love...”

12.07.88 Frankfurt, Germany, towards the end of “Dancing in the Dark”
“Oh yeah, well, sometimes I feel…I get feeling a little lonely…that’s when I know that I gotta reach out to somebody for some help (crowd cheers) is there anybody out there that can give me a little help tonight? (crowd cheers) 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…well, I’m searching, I’m searching, I’m searching for my baby…well, 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…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 here, Sugar…(?)…”

12.07.88 Frankfurt, Germany, middle of “Light of Day”
“On the piano, Professor Roy Bittan (crowd cheers) on the drums, the Mighty Max Weinberg (crowd cheers) on the guitar, the great Nils Lofgren (crowd cheers) on the guitar and vocals, Miss Patti Scialfa (crowd cheers) on the bass, Mr. Garry W. Tallent (crowd cheers) on the organ, Phantom Dan Federici (crowd cheers) back on the horns we got Eddie Manion, Ritchie La Bamba, Mark “The Love Man,” Mike, Mario Cruz, the Horns of Love out of New Jersey (crowd cheers) play it, boys (horn section plays for a few seconds) sounds good…and last but not least, we got the incredible, the unbelievable (?) in all your life, baby, I’m talking about Big Man
Clarence Clemons (crowd cheers)…”

12.07.88 Frankfurt, Germany, intro to “Bobby Jean”
“Danke…thank you…it’s nice to be back in Germany, here we go (crowd cheers)…”

12.07.88 Frankfurt, Germany, intro to “Sweet Soul Music”
“You’re looking a little tired right now to me...yeah, we’ve been rocking all night...this is where I check the audience to see if they’re looking a little tired out there...your ass is dragging now, baby…you look a little tired to me…I don’t think you can take it, man...I don’t think so...are you sure? (crowd cheers) are you sure? (crowd cheers) are you sure? (crowd cheers) then I got a question that I wanna ask you...”

12.07.88 Frankfurt, Germany, intro to “Raise Your Hand”
“I think I see a train coming...I think I hear a train coming...I think I hear a train...let me hear that whistle, boys...I think I hear that train coming...I think I see a train coming...are you ready to get on board? (crowd cheers) are you ready to get on board? (crowd cheers) are you ready for a little religious liberation? (crowd cheers) for a little spiritual affirmation? (crowd cheers) for a little sexual consummation? (crowd cheers) then just raise your hand one time...
(...) Before I go, there’s one last thing that I’ve got to know, is there something that you need out there? (crowd cheers) is there something that you want? (crowd cheers) is there something that deep down inside of your heart you’ve just got to have? (crowd cheers) then show a little guts and raise your hand...”

12.07.88 Frankfurt, Germany, intro to “Twist and Shout”
“Too late now (crowd cheers) we’ve been working our asses off for three and a half hours, it’s too late...are you talking to me? (crowd: “Yeah”) are you talking to me? (crowd: “Yeah”) well, you’re gonna have to talk louder than that, babe (crowd cheers) alright, give me that guitar, man...”

Compiled by Johanna Pirttijärvi


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