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Recorded during the 2008 Magic tour, with guests Alejandro Escovedo (Houston, April 14), Tom Morello (Anaheim, April 7) and Roger McGuinn (Orlando, April 23). “Sandy” is taken from Danny Federici’s last performance with the E Street Band (Indianapolis, March 20). Proceeds from sales of this digital-only EP benefit the Danny Federici Melanoma Fund.

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  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Producer: John Cooper
  • 1 Always a Friend

    Lyrics

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    Wasn't I always
    A friend to you?
    Wasn't I always
    A friend to you?
    Do you wanna
    Be my friend?
    Ooh, ooh
    Do you wanna
    Be my friend?
    Ooh, ooh

    Every once in a while
    Honey
    Let your love show
    Every once in a while
    Honey
    Let yourself show
    Nobody gets hurt
    No, no
    Ooh, ooh
    Nobody gets hurt

    Well
    We came here as two
    We laid down as one
    I don't care
    If I'm not your only
    What I see in you
    You see in me
    But if I be wrong
    Smoke my smoke
    Drink my wine
    Bury
    My snakeskin boots
    Somewhere
    I'll never find
    Still be
    Your lover baby

    Oo, oo, oo

    Wasn't I always
    A friend to you?
    Wasn't I always
    A friend to you?
    Do you wanna
    Be my friend?
    Ooh ooh
    Do you wanna
    Be my friend?
    Ooh, ooh
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    Every once in a while
    Honey
    Let yourself go
    Every once in a while
    Honey
    Let yourself show

    Nobody gets hurt
    No, no
    Ooh ooh
    Nobody gets hurt

    Well
    I could be
    An astronaut
    On the wrong side
    Of the moon
    Or wrapped up
    Like a baby
    On a bus under you
    Wherever I go
    You go with me
    But if I do you wrong
    Take the master suite
    I'll take the floor
    Sleep in late
    Get some rest
    I'll get mine
    Still be
    Your lover baby

    Oo, oo, oo

    Wasn't I always
    A friend to you?
    Wasn't I always
    A friend to you?

    Every once in a while
    Honey
    Let your love show
    Every once in a while
    Honey let yourself
    Go
    Nobody gets hurt
    It's only love
    Love, love
    Oo, oo, oo

    Wasn't I always
    A friend to you?
    Wasn't I always
    A friend to you?
    Wasn't I always
    A friend to you?
    Wasn't I always
    A friend to you?

  • 2 The Ghost of Tom Joad

    Lyrics

    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

    Well 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 a prayer book out of his sleepin’ 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
    You got a one way ticket to the promised land
    You got a hole in your belly and a gun in your hand
    Sleeping on a pillow of solid rock
    Bathin’ in the city’s 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 new born baby cries
    Where there’s a fight ‘gainst the blood and hatred in the air
    Look for me mom I’ll be there.
    Wherever somebody’s fightin’ for a place to stand
    Or a decent job or a helpin’ hand.
    Wherever somebody’s strugglin’ to be free,
    Look in their eyes ma you’ll see me.”

    Well the highway is alive tonight
    Where it’s headed everybody knows
    I’m sittin’ down here in the campfire light
    With the ghost of old Tom Joad


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

    With the ghost of old Tom Joad
    With the ghost of old Tom Joad

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  • 3 Turn! Turn! Turn!

    Lyrics

    To everything - turn, turn, turn
    There is a season - turn, turn, turn
    And a time for every purpose under heaven

    A time to be born, a time to die
    A time to plant, a time to reap
    A time to kill, a time to heal
    A time to laugh, a time to weep

    To everything - turn, turn, turn
    There is a season - turn, turn, turn
    And a time for every purpose under heaven

    A time to build up, a time to break down
    A time to dance, a time to mourn
    A time to cast away stones
    A time to gather stones together

    To everything - turn, turn, turn
    There is a season - turn, turn, turn
    And a time for every purpose under heaven

    A time of war, a time of peace
    A time of love, a time of hate
    A time you may embrace
    A time to refrain from embracing

    To everything - turn, turn, turn
    There is a season - turn, turn, turn
    And a time for every purpose under heaven

    A time to gain, a time to lose
    A time to rend, a time to sew
    A time to love, a time to hate
    A time of peace, I swear it's not too late!

  • 4 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)

    Lyrics

    Sandy the fireworks are hailin' over Little Eden tonight
    Forcin' a light into all those stoned-out faces left stranded on this Fourth of July
    Down in town the circuit's full with switchblade lovers so fast so shiny so sharp
    And the wizards play down on Pinball Way on the boardwalk way past dark
    And the boys from the casino dance with their shirts open like Latin lovers along the shore
    Chasin' all them silly New York girls

    Sandy the aurora is risin' behind us
    The pier lights our carnival life forever
    Love me tonight for I may never see you again
    Hey Sandy girl

    Now the greasers they tramp the streets or get busted for trying to sleep on the beach all night
    Them boys in their spiked high heels ah Sandy their skins are so white
    And me I just got tired of hangin' in them dusty arcades bangin' them pleasure machines
    Chasin' the factory girls underneath the boardwalk where they promise to unsnap their jeans
    And you know that tilt-a-whirl down on the south beach drag
    I got on it last night and my shirt got caught
    And that Joey kept me spinnin' I didn't think I'd ever get off

    Oh Sandy the aurora is risin' behind us
    The pier lights our carnival life on the water
    Runnin' down the beach at night with my boss's daughter
    Well he ain't my boss no more Sandy

    Sandy, the angels have lost our desire for us
    I spoke to 'em just last night and they said they won't set themselves on fire for us anymore
    Every summer when the weather gets hot they ride that road down from heaven on their Harleys they come and they go
    And you can see 'em dressed like stars in all the cheap little seashore bars parked making love with their babies out on the Kokomo
    Well the cops finally busted Madame Marie for tellin' fortunes better than they do
    This boardwalk life for me is through
    You know you ought to quit this scene too

    Sandy the aurora's rising behind us, the pier lights our carnival life forever
    Oh love me tonight and I promise I'll love you forever

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