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 The Hitter
(Bruce Springsteen)
 

   
In total 60 times played.
   
First 5 times played:  
   
13/11/1996 Landmark Theatre, Syracuse, NYUnited States
21/04/2005 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJUnited States
22/04/2005 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJUnited States
25/04/2005 Fox Theatre, Detroit, MIUnited States
28/04/2005 Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TXUnited States
   
Last 5 times played:  
   
13/11/2005 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJUnited States
08/11/2005 Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PAUnited States
04/11/2005 St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FLUnited States
30/10/2005 TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MAUnited States
28/10/2005 TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MAUnited States
   
Played in:  
   
13/11/2005 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJUnited States
08/11/2005 Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PAUnited States
04/11/2005 St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FLUnited States
30/10/2005 TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MAUnited States
28/10/2005 TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MAUnited States
09/10/2005 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NYUnited States
07/10/2005 Civic Center, Hartford, CTUnited States
13/08/2005 Pontiac Theatre at GM Place, VancouverCanada
11/08/2005 Key Arena, Seattle, WAUnited States
10/08/2005 The Rose Garden, Portland, ORUnited States
07/08/2005 Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WIUnited States
06/08/2005 Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MOUnited States
03/08/2005 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MIUnited States
01/08/2005 U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OHUnited States
31/07/2005 Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OHUnited States
28/07/2005 Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, PAUnited States
26/07/2005 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NCUnited States
24/07/2005 Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NCUnited States
23/07/2005 Philips Arena, Atlanta, GAUnited States
20/07/2005 Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, CTUnited States
18/07/2005 HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NYUnited States
16/07/2005 Pepsi Arena, Albany, NYUnited States
14/07/2005 Air Canada Centre, TorontoCanada
13/07/2005 Bell Centre, OttawaCanada
28/06/2005 ICC, BerlinGermany
27/06/2005 Color Line Arena, HamburgGermany
25/06/2005 Hovet, StockholmSweden
23/06/2005 Scandinavium, GothenburgSweden
22/06/2005 Forum, CopenhagenDenmark
20/06/2005 AccorHotels Arena, ParisFrance
19/06/2005 Ahoy, RotterdamNetherlands
16/06/2005 Phillipshalle, DüsseldorfGermany
15/06/2005 Festhalle, Frankfurt am MainGermany
13/06/2005 Olympia Hall, MunichGermany
07/06/2005 Mediolanum Forum, MilanItaly
06/06/2005 Palalottomatica Sport Palace, RomeItaly
04/06/2005 Palamalaguti Arena, BolognaItaly
02/06/2005 Palacio De Deportes, MadridSpain
01/06/2005 Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, BadalonaSpain
30/05/2005 Forest National, BrusselBelgium
28/05/2005 Royal Albert Hall, LondonGreat Britain
27/05/2005 Royal Albert Hall, LondonGreat Britain
24/05/2005 The Point, DublinIreland
20/05/2005 Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MAUnited States
19/05/2005 The Theater at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
17/05/2005 Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PAUnited States
15/05/2005 CSU Convocation Center, Cleveland, OHUnited States
14/05/2005 Patriot Center, Fairfax, VAUnited States
11/05/2005 Rosemont Theatre, Chicago, ILUnited States
10/05/2005 Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MNUnited States
07/05/2005 The Lecture Hall, Denver, COUnited States
05/05/2005 Paramount Theatre, Oakland, CAUnited States
03/05/2005 Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, CAUnited States
02/05/2005 Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, CAUnited States
30/04/2005 Glendale Arena, Glendale, AZUnited States
28/04/2005 Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TXUnited States
25/04/2005 Fox Theatre, Detroit, MIUnited States
22/04/2005 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJUnited States
21/04/2005 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJUnited States
13/11/1996 Landmark Theatre, Syracuse, NYUnited States
   
   
The Hitter
(Bruce Springsteen)

 

Come to the door, Ma, and unlock the chain
I was just passin' through and got caught in the rain
There's nothin' I want, nothin' that you need say
Just let me lie down for a while and I'll be on my way

I was no more than a kid when you put me on the Southern Queen
With the police on my back I fled to New Orleans
I fought in the dockyards and with the money I made
I knew the fight was my home and blood was my trade


Baton Rouge, Ponchatoula, and Lafayette town
Well they paid me their money, Ma, I knocked the men down
I did what I did well it come easily
Restraint and mercy, Ma, were always strangers to me

I fought champion Jack Thompson in a field full of mud
Rain poured through the tent to the canvas and mixed with our blood
In the twelfth I slipped my tongue over my broken jaw
I stood over him and pounded his bloody body into the floor

Well the bell rang and rang and still I kept on
'Till I felt my glove leather slip 'tween his skin and bone

Then the women and the money came fast and the days I lost track
The women red, the money green, but the numbers were black
I fought for the men in their silk suits to lay down their bets
I took my good share, Ma, I have no regrets

Then I took the fix at the state armory with big John McDowell
From high in the rafters I watched myself fall

As they raised his arm my stomach twisted and the sky it went black
I stuffed my bag with their good money and I never looked back

Understand, in the end, Ma, every man plays the game
If you know me one different then speak out his name
Ma, if my voice now you don't recognize
Then just open the door and look into your dark eyes
I ask of you nothin', not a kiss not a smile,
Just open the door and let me lie down for a while


Now the gray rain's fallin' and my ring fightin's done
So in the work fields and alleys I take all who'll come
If you're a better man than me then just step to the line
Show me your money and speak out your crime
Now there's nothin' I want, Ma, nothin' that you need say
Just let me lie down for a while and I'll be on my way

Tonight in the shipyard a man draws a circle in the dirt
I move to the center and I take off my shirt

I study him for the cuts, the scars, the pain,
Man, nor time can erase
I move hard to the left and I strike to the face
 
 
 

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