Men walkin’ ‘long the railroad tracks
Goin’ someplace there’s no goin’ back
Highway patrol choppers comin’ up over the ridge
Hot soup on a campfire under the bridge
Shelter line stretchin’ round the corner
Welcome to the new world order
Families sleepin’ in their cars in the southwest
No home no job no peace no rest

The highway is alive tonight
But nobody’s kiddin’ nobody about where it goes
I’m sittin’ down here in the campfire light
Searchin’ for the ghost of Tom Joad

He pulls prayer book out of his sleeping bag
Preacher lights up a butt and takes a drag
Waitin’ for when the last shall be first and the first shall be last
In a cardboard box ‘neath the underpass
Got a one-way ticket to the promised land
You got a hole in your belly and gun in your hand
Sleeping on a pillow of solid rock
Bathin’ in the city aqueduct

The highway is alive tonight
But where it’s headed everybody knows
I’m sittin’ down here in the campfire light
Waitin’ on the ghost of Tom Joad

Now Tom said “Mom, wherever there’s a cop beatin’ a guy
Wherever a hungry newborn baby cries
Where there’s a fight ‘gainst the blood and hatred in the air
Look for me Mom I’ll be there
Wherever there’s somebody fightin’ for a place to stand
Or decent job or a helpin’ hand
Wherever somebody’s strugglin’ to be free
Look in their eyes Mom you’ll see me.”

The highway is alive tonight
But nobody’s kiddin’ nobody about where it goes
I’m sittin’ downhere in the campfire light
With the ghost of old Tom Joad


springsteen statistics

Coincidenza oggi che è il compleanno di Springsteen facendo un po’ di pulizia sull’ hard disk mi sono accorto che le statistiche dei concerti di Springsteen sono ferme al tour di Magic.

Intanto aggiorno la lista dei concerti che ho visto, seguirà poi la lista delle canzoni.

    1. 09.04.1999   Barcelona
    2. 11.04.1999   Barcelona
    3. 24.05.2003   Parigi
    4. 25.06.2003   Vienna
    5. 28.06.2003   Milano
    6. 24.05.2005   Dublino
    7. 27.05.2005   Londra
    8. 04.06.2005   Bologna
    9. 06.06.2005   Roma
    10. 07.06.2005   Milano
    11. 05.05.2006   Dublino
    12. 07.05.2006   Manchester
    13. 08.05.2006   Londra
    14. 12.05.2006   Milano
    15. 17.05.2006   Francoforte
    16. 04.10.2006   Udine
    17. 05.10.2006   Verona
    18. 28.11.2007   Milano
    19. 01.12.2007   Arnhem
    20. 02.12.2007   Mannheim
    21. 23.05.2008   Dublino
    22. 25.05.2008   Dublino
    23. 25.06.2008   Milano
    24. 19.07.2008   Barcelona
    25. 20.07.2008   Barcelona
    26. 04.06.2009   Stoccolma
    27. 05.06.2009   Stoccolma
    28. 07.06.2009   Stoccolma
    29. 05.07.2009   Vienna
    30. 23.07.2009   Udine
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South Florida is still reeling from losing one of its most celebrated residents, saxophonist Clarence Clemons, earlier this year.

“The Big Man” passed away June 18 at age 69 following complications from a stroke and left a charitable void in the music community nationally and locally. So some of his famous friends are picking up his fundraising efforts for HomeSafe, a charity that assists abused children in Palm Beach County. For those of us who didn’t know Clemons personally but want to contribute to his memory, here’s an opportunity.

This October 1, the “Classic Rock & Roll Party: A Tribute to Clarence Clemons” will take over Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with a bevy of classic-rock musicians. Clarence’s nephew Jake Clemons, who is a gifted saxophonist in his own right, will lead the evening’s house band, Temple of Soul, and there will be an abundance of guest vocalists to carry the mantle of the Big Man’s legacy. Among them: the Monkees’ Davy Jones, Gary U.S. Bonds, American Idol contestant Brett Loewenstern, and Clemons’ former bandmate J.T. Bowen.
Drummers Alan White (Yes) and Bobby Blotzer (Ratt) are also expected to take part. Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain will emcee the evening, and Clarence’s widow, Victoria Clemons, has a personal tribute planned as well. “The Classic Rock & Roll Party: A Tribute to Clarence Clemons.” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 1, at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. Tickets cost $500.