Story 1988-07-25 Copenhagen, Denmark
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25.07.88 Copenhagen, Denmark, intro to ´Spare Parts´
´´This, uh….is a song about….a woman struggling to understand to the value of her own independent existence….and the value of the life of her child….fighting to put her past behind her….and to find something new and beautiful and meaningful in her life now….´´

25.07.88 Copenhagen, Denmark, intro to ´Chimes of Freedom´
´´This is one of the….greatest songs about human freedom….ever written….´´

25.07.88 Copenhagen, Denmark, intro to ´You Can Look´
´´I remember ever since I was a little boy, my mother telling me that there were things in this world that you can look at….but that you cannot touch…..I remember crawling across the livingroom floor in my little diaper…going after that television set and my mama said, uh….´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 remember being ten years old downtown in a department store….in the toy department going after one of them little toy soldiers and the saleslady came up to me and said ´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´, no….then I remember being 17 years old, taking my girlfriend out on a date….took her in my daddy´s car….took her to a nice little dark place to park….I turned off the engine….I turned the radio down low….had a couple of little sips of beer….slipped over to her side of the seat….started whispering some sweet things in her ear….got my hand on her knee ….whispered a few more little sweet things….got my hand on her thigh…. whispered that she was my little turtledove and I was gonna love her forever, wasn´t ever gonna stop, no matter what happened, if the whole damn world burned down and then I got my hand a little bit closer….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….´´´

25.07.88 Copenhagen, Denmark, intro to ´I´m a Coward´
´´Is there anybody alive out there tonight ? (cheers) is there anybody that can feel the living, breathing spirit down in their souls out there tonight ? (cheers) that´s good…. because I have a question that I want to ask you….do we have any brave, courageous Danish men in the audience tonight ? (cheers) do we have any rough, tough macho men out there ? (cheers) because I’ve seen men that would swim rivers, that would climb mountains, that would (?) with the beasts of the jungle but there was one thing that they was afraid of, that´s right, there was one thing that when they got next to it….they got scared, that´s right….do you want to know what that one thing was ?….do you want to know what that one thing was that scared all those brave men ?….I´m gonna tell you, I´m talking about is L-U-V, I’m talking about love…..when those brave men got next to love, they ran home to their mommies just like little babies….now do we have any sweet, courageous, sexy women out there tonight ? (cheers) do we have any heroic, brave girls out there in the audience tonight ? (cheers) come on, let me 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 to their isolation….now, I’m not down here just pointing my finger….I´m down here tonight ´cause I´ve got a confession that I´ve got to make, I´ve got something I´ve got to get off my shoulders and what I want to say is I have sinned !….and I am not ashamed….and I don´t need no Jimmy Swaggert to forgive me, that man can kiss my ass, baby….´cause what I´m talking about is I´m a brave man if I don´t say so myself ….but what I´ve got to confess to….what I´ve got to testify to is…. that I’m a coward when it comes to love, that´s right, hit me, Max….´´

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