Story 1988-08-02 Madrid, Spain
storyteller.gif

02.08.88 Madrid, Spain, intro to ‘You Can Look’
´´Ever since I was a little boy…I remember my mama telling me that….there are things in this world that you can look at but that you cannot touch….I was a little baby crawling towards the television set, my mama came in the room and…..she said ´Son, don´t you touch that thing….no, son, don´t you touch that thing….yeah, you can look but you can´t touch that thing ….then I went downtown to a department store, I was about ten years young….saw a little toy soldier, started heading for it….saleslady came over and….said ´Son, don´t you touch that thing….no, son, don´t you touch that thing…. yeah, you can look but you can´t touch that thing´…then I took my girl out on a date…. took her to a nice dark place to park….shut off the engine, kind of got a little closer to her, whispered in her ear…got my hand on her knee….got a little closer….unbuttoned the first few buttons on her blouse….got a little closer….got my hand on her thigh …. started raising her skirt up just a little bit….then I heard a tapping on the window and a cop said ´Hey, 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….no, you can´t touch that thing….”

02.08.88 Madrid, Spain, 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 in the audience tonight ? (cheers)….that´s good….. because I´ve got a question that I want to ask you…..do we have any brave, rough, tough Spanish men in the audience tonight ? (cheers)….do we have any macho men out there tonight ? (cheers)…because I’ve seen men that would swim rivers, climb mountains, wrestle with the beasts of the jungle….but there was one thing they was afraid of….there was one thing that scared ´em to death….do you want to know what that one thing was ?….I´ll tell you what that one thing was….I´m talking about L….U…V, I’m talking about love, love scared ´em to death, when they got next to love, they ran home to their mommies…now, do we have any brave, courageous Spanish women in the audience tonight ? (cheers)….do we have any sexy Spanish girls out there tonight ? (cheers)….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 home to their loneliness and to their isolation…..now, I’m not down here tonight just pointing my finger….I´ve got a confession that I´ve got to make….what I want to say is that I have
sinned !….that´s right….and I ain´t ashamed ´cause I´m a brave man if I don´t say so myself ….but what I wanna say is…..that I’m a coward when it comes to love….”

02.08.88 Madrid, Spain, intro to ´Can´t Help Falling in Love with You´
´´Thank you….I would like to thank everyone for coming down to the show….thank you…. and I´d like to say we´ll be back September 10th with the Amnesty International Tour in Spain (?) for human rights….”

02.08.88 Madrid, Spain, middle of ´Light of Day´
´´On the piano, Professor Roy Bittan….on the drums, the Mighty Max Weinberg…..on the guitar, the great Nils Lofgren…..on the guitar and vocals, Miss Patti Scialfa….on the bass guitar, Mr.Garry W.Tallent….on the organ, Phantom Dan Federici….and in the back, out of New Jersey, we got Eddie Manion, Richie La Bamba, Mark ´The Love Man´, Mike, Mario Cruz, the mighty Horns of Love….and last but not least we got the inimitable (?) the unbelievable, the indescribable and the incredidle (?) the one, the only, the king of the world, the emperor of the universe (?) on the saxophone, the Big Man, Clarence Clemons….´´

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License