Bells Of San Salvador

THEY KILLED HIM IN THE STREET - V1 3:13 LM-10
THEY KILLED HIM IN THE STREET - V2 0:34 LM-10
BELLS OF SAN SALVADOR - V3 3:07 private

Note: V1 and V2 were acoustic demos recorded at Springsteen's home in Colts Neck, NJ from mid-September 1981 thru March 1982, lyrics in early stages. "They Killed Him In The Street", tracks 22 and 23 on Lost Masters X, have the same opening lyrics as V3, which is a band rehearsal from Colts Neck in April 1982. Sinister and oppressive song about a 1979 massacre that took place on the steps of San Salvador cathedral in El Salvador. The song seems to be well developed, but session logs indicate it was never recorded in the studio. The title is unknown, "Bells Of San Salvador" is our best guess based on the lyrics. Interestingly, very similar lyrics can also be found in Springsteen's adaptation of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Run Through The Jungle", which was performed live three times during the European leg of the River Tour.

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