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They Killed Him in the Street

Bruce Springsteen
Language: English


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THEY KILLED HIM IN THE STREET is an unreleased Bruce Springsteen song. Springsteen used some lyrics from his live adaptation of Creedence Clearwater Revival's Run Through The Jungle in THEY KILLED HIM IN THE STREET. See the live 29 Apr 1981 version of RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE for more details. THEY KILLED HIM IN THE STREET would evolve into the unreleased Bells of San Salvador which Springsteen rehearsed with the band in April 1982.

The above lyrics are for an acoustic home demo take of THEY KILLED HIM IN THE STREET that was recorded, according to Brucebase, at Thrill Hill Recording (Springsteen's home studio) in Colts Neck, NJ, sometime between mid-September 1981 and May 1982. This version is an incomplete practice take with mostly bluffed or unintelligible lyrics.

Another home demo version of THEY KILLED HIM IN THE STREET is also in circulation, but it's merely a harmonies take. See the home demo version 2 for more details.

This version of THEY KILLED HIM THE STREET can be found on The Lost Masters Vol. 10 (Labour Of Love) bootleg.
Lost Masters Vol. 10

The title "They killed Him In The Street" may not be correct title for this song. It was probably coined by the producers of The Lost Masters series who were the first to release this home demo in 1996.

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Broom, boom broom ba, boom, ka boom broom ka,
Boom, ka boom broom ka, boom, ka boom broom ka,
Boom, ka boom broom ka, boom, ka boom broom ka,
Boom, ka boom broom ka, boom, ka boom broom ka

They took him from his house and killed him in the street
They took him from his house, aaand killed
They killed him in the street, heeey oh
And nobody knows the numbers
Nobody knows the name
And all those who encircle, don't remember him

Boom, ka boom broom ka, boom, ka boom broom ka,
Boom, ka boom broom ka, boom, ka boom broom ka,
Boom, ka boom broom ka, boom, ka boom broom ka

And they left him
Lying his room
They took all of his things
Heey, oh
And, hey, hey, lying on the jailhouse floor, sir
And wait there’s the one, who killed my friend and left him in the sun

Boom, ka boom broom ka, boom, ka boom broom ka,
Boom, ka boom broom ka, boom, ka boom broom ka,
Boom, ka boom broom ka, boom, ka boom broom ka,
Boom, ka boom broom ka, boom, ka boom broom ka

He did not deserve this
Baby he didn't run
La da dee da, la da da da da
And nobody knows the numbers
Nobody knows the name
Boo, la ba doo la, nobody knows the name
Now, brothers and sisters, aaaahhh...
Aaaaah...
Hey, ah...
Aaaaaah, aaaaaaaaahhhhh...
Aaah...
Aah...
Aaah...

Contributed by dq82 - 2016/4/25 - 12:08



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