Story 1988-07-30 Bremen, Germany
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31.07.88 Bremen, West Germany, intro to ´Spare Parts´
´´This is a song about a woman….struggling to understand the value of her own…. independent existence….and the value of the life of her child….trying to put away her past and find something new and beautiful in her life now….”

31.07.88 Bremen, West Germany, intro to ´You Can Look´
´´Well….when I was a little boy, my mama told me….that there are things in this world that you can look at but that you cannot touch….she was always crying….´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 remember crawling across the livingroom floor in my little diaper, heading for that TV-set….she´d come walking in the room, put her hands on her hips and sigh ´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 remember being 17 years old….taking my girlfriend out on a date….took her to a nice little dark place to park….whispered sweet things in her ear….put my hand on her knee….whispered sweet things in her ear….put my hand on her thigh, whispered sweet things in her ear…..unbuttoned the first two buttons on her blouse ….and as I started to head south….She sighed ´Hey, son, don´t you touch that thing….oh, son, don´t you touch that thing….yeah you can look, oh, but you can´t touch that thing, you can´t touch that thing´….”

31.07.88 Bremen, West Germany, 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´ve got a question that I want to ask you….do we have any rough, tough German men in the audience tonight ? (cheers)….because I’ve known strong men that would swim rivers, climb mountains, wrestle with the beasts of the jungle….but there was one thing that they was afraid of….there was one thing that scared ´em all to death….do you want to know what that one thing was ?….I´m gonna tell you what that one thing was….what I´m talking about is L….U…V, I’m talking about love, is there anybody afraid of love out there tonight ? …oh yes, there is, yes, there is….do we have any sweet, brave, heroic, sexy German women out there tonight ? (cheers)….come on, let me hear you, girls (cheers)….because I’m talking to you too….I’ve known women that when they got next to love, they ran back to their loneliness, to their isolation…..now, I’m not down here just pointing my finger….what I want to say to you people, what I´m here to tell you, what I´ve come thousands of miles to let you know is that I have sinned !….that´s right….and I´m a brave man and handsome too even if I don´t say so myself ….but what I´ve got to confess to tonight is, what I want to testify to is ….that I’m a coward when it comes to love, that´s right, hit me, man !….”

31.07.88 Bremen, Germany, middle of ´Light of Day´
´´….and last but not least….we got the inimitable, the unbeliavable, the incredible, he cannot be imitated, he is the (?), he is the king of the world, he is the emperor of the universe, he is the biggest, biggest man you´ve ever seen, Clarence ´Big Man´ Clemons on the saxophone ….´´

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi

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