Story 1988-07-10 Sheffield, England
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10.07.88 Sheffield, England, intro to ´All That Heaven Will Allow´
´´How you doing out there tonight ? (cheers)….well, we got a little rain coming down…..oh man….does it rain like this all the time out here ? (cheers)…let´s try this out, sing it Ritchie…”

10.07.88 Sheffield, England, intro to ´You Can Look´
”I remember when I was a little child….in my little diapers….crawling across the livingroom floor….heading for that television set….that was when I first heard the words that I would hear later on many times in my life….my mama looked down at me and said….´Oh, Son, don’t you touch that thing….yeah, yeah, Son, don’t you touch that thing….yeah, you can look but you can’t touch that thing´….I went down to a little department store downtown on a Friday night….went down to the toy department, I was ten years old…..they had one of them little dress-up dolls, you know….I was moving towards it….heard the saleslady cry ´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´….I was 17 years old, took out my first girlfriend on our date…. took her to a nice little dark place to park….shut down the car, turn off the lights, turned the radio on low….started whispering nice things….sweet things….she looked down at me and said ´What is that thing ?….put that thing away….you´re gonna hurt somebody with that thing´….I got my hand on her knee….moved up to her thigh….started heading north….and 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´….oh, son don’t you touch that thing….oh, son , don’t you 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´….”

10.07.88 Sheffield, England, intro to ´I´m a Coward´
´´Is there anybody out there tonight that has been in trouble with their love affairs before ? (cheers)….is there anybody out there tonight that has ever suffered from a broken heart ? (cheers)….from a disenhearted spirit ? (cheers)….from a tortured soul ? (cheers)…that´s good ….because I´ve got a question that I want to ask you….are there any rough, tough Sheffield men in the audience tonight ? (cheers)….are there any mean macho men out there tonight ? (cheers) ….because I’ve known men who would swim rivers….who would climb mountains, who would wrestle with the beasts of the jungle….but there was one thing that they was afraid of…..there was one thing that frightened them to death and do you want to know what that one thing was ?….do you want to know what that one thing was ?….I´m talking about L….U…V, I’m talking about love, that´s right, love….when they got next to love, they ran home like little babies to their mommies….that´s right….now are there any heroic, courageous Sheffield women out there tonight ? (cheers)….do we have any brave, sexy British ladies out there tonight ? (cheers)….come on, I wanna hear you, girls (cheers)… because I’m talking to you too….that´s right….I’ve known women that when they got next to love, they ran home to their loneliness and their isolation…..now, I’m not down here tonight just pointing my finger….I´m down here tonight because I´ve got a confession I´ve got to make to you people…..and what I want to say is I have sinned !….that´s right !….and I don´t need Jimmy Swaggert or Jerry Falwell or whoever the hell else (?) to forgive me, them boys can kiss my ass, baby….because what I want to say is I´m a brave man, if I don´t say so myself ….but what I want to testify to is, what I´ve got to confess to tonight is….that I’m a coward when it comes to love….help me, boys !….”

10.07.88 Sheffield, England, intro to ´Spare Parts´
´´This is a song about a woman…..struggling to understand….the value of her own independent existence….put away her old dreams….the part of her past that´s holding her down….and to find something new and beautiful and meaningful in her life now….”

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