Story 1978-06-20 Morrison, CO

20.06.78 Morrison, CO, intro to ´For You´
´´In 1971…I was living in this….apartment over top of this drugstore in Asbury Park….and uh ….I wrote a whole mess of songs that ended up being on Greetings from Asbury Park…. there´s a fella that, that lives out here now, I don´t know if he´s here, I haven´t talked to him in a bit but uh….his name is Dan Gallagher, ´Big Danny´, big red headed guy…I ran out of money and I used to sleep, he used to let me sleep on his livingroom floor in a sleeping bag while we made the record….if he´s here, this is for him….(?)…”

20.06.78 Morrison, CO, intro to ´The Promised Land´
´´Instead of oxygen, we need chemical tanks ´cause we´re from New Jersey (?)(chuckles) this is uh…. here´s a song, we got a new album out, it´s been out a couple of weeks, I guess and uh….it took a long time to make it (?) this is called ´Promised Land´….”

20.06.78 Morrison, CO, intro to ´Racing in the Street´
´´This is a song, uh….for the Denver carboys here…..this is, uh, ´Racing in the Street´….”

20.06.78 Morrison, CO, intro to ´Jungleland´
´´This is….this is for Obie….there´s a fellow that sent me this drawing backstage that was really great, I wanna thank you a lot, this is for you and Obie…..”

20.06.78 Morrison, CO, intro to ´Growin´Up´
´´There I was….I was 13 and the Sisters told my mother and father I needed psychiatric attention….so they sent me to this doctor in town and I was like laying on the couch and…. he said ´Son, think back….way back….when did this begin ?´….I said ´Doc….I can´t remember too clearly but….(?) I remember, I remember…..I stood stonelike at midnight…..
(….) (?) there I was, I remember….I was having this terrible dream…..I dreamed I was in bed ….and every ten minutes my mother would come in….and dump a glass of water in my face to wake me up, like she used to do before I´d go to school….she used to say ´Bruce, you gonna get up ?´ ´Five minutes, just five more minutes´ (chuckles) ´You gonna get up ?´ ´Five more minutes, I promise´ (makes a sound like water´s splashed in his face)….this was happening all night long….I got up, my bed was soaked, the sheets were soaked…..and my mother was standing there with a glass of water, she tapped me on the shoulder and (?) outside….so I looked outside, here´s Clarence knocking on my window….so I get up and I go outside, he says ´Come with me, come with me, come with me´….so I got in the car with him (?) it´s middle of the night, we go over to Miami´s house….Miami is awake, in the shower, practising his guitar….see, he practises all the time….he practises while he´s driving, wrecked up all his cars, practises even when, don´t tell nobody I told you this, he even practises like right in the sack fooling around with his girlfriend….it sounds hard to believe, I know, (?) he thinks he has to practise, makes 50 bucks a week, all the food he can eat….so he gets in the car with us and we drive off….we drive off to see if my guitar´s been tuned yet….we get a flat tire out on this dark road…..(?)….let me tell you we are scared….Clarence is telling stories about the werewolf…..and all of a sudden…..we see something shooting around the moon ´bout 3 million miles an hour, comes shooting down at the earth, takes about three turns around the Route 36 Circle doing about 2 million miles an hour, comes (?) we jumped out (?) he just blasts on through !….about a mile down the road…..(?) on his brakes, comes back….he´s hovering about ten feet off the ground….it´s a flying saucer painted candy-apple red….(?) and on the side it says ´Big Daddy Don Garlitz, King of the dragsters´….we say ´Goddamn´….we knocked on the outside, the guy sticks his head out, he says ´Do any of you guys know the way to the New Jersey Turnpike ?´….(?) we said ´Big Daddy….you are looking at the New Jersey Turnpike….and the Garden State Parkway too´….he says ´Ok, listen, I got a drag race up on Mars, you guys gotta tell me how to get back to the Turnpike so I can get off the planet´ (?) he says ´Ok, I make a deal with youse, I give you guys one wish each if you tell me how to get the hell out of here´ so we thought about it real hard, we thought about a million dollars, no, we thought about new clothes, we got new clothes, we thought about a spare, nah, too small-time, we thought about lots of things, well, finally we said ´We got it, Mr.Spaceman, what we would like….what we would really like…do you think we could be….do you think….we could be…..we could be….movie stars ?´, he said ´No way…you ain´t got no looks….but would you….settle….for rock and roll ?….”

20.06.78 Morrison, CO, middle of ´Backstreets´
´´I remember you…..standing on the corner….looking so fine…..all just dressed up….with your hair up high….in that pretty new blue dress…..that dress that your baby bought you….. you and your sad eyes….you and your sad eyes….you were so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely….and oh how they cried….baby, oh how they cried….you let ´em cry and I held you in my arms, we let them cry, let ´em cry till they´re all cried out, let ´em cry till they´re all cried out, let ´em cry till they´re all cried out, let ´em cry till they´re all cried out, we let ´em cry till they´re all cried out, we let ´em cry till they´re….all cried out….and only me and you know….only me and you…..only me and you knew….the way that they lie ….the way they could lie….you had those eyes, they could tell such pretty lies, those eyes, they could dress ´em up and they could tell such pretty lies, those lies, you could dress ´em up and they could tell such pretty lies and you knew that I wanted you so bad (?) you could tell such pretty lies ´cause I wanted you so bad that you could dress ´em up, them pretty lies ….pretty li-li-li-lies….pretty lies, them pretty li-li-li-lies, pretty lies, baby, now I´m back and baby, I wanna know why….I wanna know why….I wanna know why….darling, look into my face….look into my face….I want you to….look into my face….baby, I´m dying, I´m dying …..”

20.06.78 Morrison, CO, intro to ´Rosalita´
´´(someone yells) Wo-oh-oh ! (chuckles) hey, let me hear that werewolf one more time (crowd howls) wherever you are, come out tonight….
(…..) We´ve got all the stars for you tonight….unfortunately they´re all up there by the moon ….(?)….on the piano, the only member of the band with a high school diploma, Professor Roy Bittan….on the guitar, somebody you all know and love….at least you all know him, a man that brought you many hits such as ´I Don´t Wanna Go Home´, ´Sweeter than Honey ´ ….and a mess of other ones too, Miami Steve Van Zandt….on the bass guitar, Mr.Garry W.Tallent….on the drums, the Mighty Max…..on the organ, Phantom Dan Federici….and last but not least….do I have to say ?….do I have to speak the words ?….do I have to say it ?…. do I have to utter his name ?….master of the world, king of the goddamn universe including half of (?), the Big Man, Clarence Clemons….”

20.06.78 Morrison, CO, intro to ´The Promise´
´´Thank you….thank you….I´d like to ask just one more time: will you please refrain from throwing firecracks ?….this is uh….this is a song I wrote right after ´Born to Run´ and uh…. this is called ´The Promise´….”

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