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 It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City
(Bruce Springsteen)
 

   
In total 180 times played.
   
First 5 times played:  
   
06/01/1974 Joe\'s Place, Boston, MAUnited States
12/01/1974 Joint In The Woods, Parsipanny, NJUnited States
03/03/1974 Gaston Hall Georgetown University, Washington, DCUnited States
09/03/1974 Liberty Hall, Houston, TXUnited States
10/03/1974 Liberty Hall, Houston, TXUnited States
   
Last 5 times played:  
   
21/02/2017 AMI Stadium, ChristchurchNew Zealand
27/01/2017 Perth Arena, PerthAustralia
14/09/2016 Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MAUnited States
11/09/2016 Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PAUnited States
09/09/2016 Citizens Bank Park , Philadelphia, PAUnited States
   
Played in:  
   
21/02/2017 AMI Stadium, ChristchurchNew Zealand
27/01/2017 Perth Arena, PerthAustralia
14/09/2016 Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MAUnited States
11/09/2016 Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PAUnited States
09/09/2016 Citizens Bank Park , Philadelphia, PAUnited States
07/09/2016 Citizens Bank Park , Philadelphia, PAUnited States
05/09/2016 Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VAUnited States
01/09/2016 Nationals Park , Washington, DCUnited States
30/08/2016 MetLife Stadium , East Rutherford, NJUnited States
19/06/2016 Olympia Stadion, BerlinGermany
29/05/2016 Croke Park, DublinIreland
27/05/2016 Croke Park, DublinIreland
25/02/2016 First Niagara Center, Buffalo, NYUnited States
26/02/2014 Brisbane Entertainment Centre, BrisbaneAustralia
18/06/2013 Hampden Park, GlasgowGreat Britain
11/11/2012 Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MNUnited States
01/11/2012 Bryce Jordan Center, State College, PAUnited States
22/09/2012 MetLife Stadium , East Rutherford, NJUnited States
03/09/2012 Citizens Bank Park , Philadelphia, PAUnited States
29/08/2012 Vernon Downs Raceway , Vernon, NYUnited States
28/07/2012 Ullevi, GothenburgSweden
02/05/2012 Prudential Center, Newark, NJUnited States
22/11/2009 HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NYUnited States
19/10/2009 Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PAUnited States
08/10/2009 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
23/08/2009 Comcast Center, Mansfield, MAUnited States
08/04/2009 Toyota Center, Houston, TXUnited States
28/07/2008 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
28/05/2008 Old Trafford, ManchesterGreat Britain
28/04/2008 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NCUnited States
17/03/2008 Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WIUnited States
04/11/2007 Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OHUnited States
22/11/2005 Sovereign Bank Arena, Trenton, NJUnited States
21/11/2005 Sovereign Bank Arena, Trenton, NJUnited States
03/08/2005 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MIUnited States
11/08/2003 Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PAUnited States
27/07/2003 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
07/03/2003 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJUnited States
24/11/2002 Ice Palace, Tampa, FLUnited States
21/11/2002 TD Waterhouse Centre, Orlando, FLUnited States
20/06/2000 Madison Square Garden, New York, NYUnited States
29/05/2000 Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UTUnited States
25/05/1997 Palais des congrès de Paris, ParisFrance
22/05/1997 Teatro Augusteo, NaplesItaly
21/05/1997 Teatro Verdi, FlorenceItaly
19/05/1997 Le Zenith-Omega, ToulonFrance
18/05/1997 Acropolis, NiceFrance
26/11/1996 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJUnited States
25/11/1996 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJUnited States
14/09/1981 Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OHUnited States
11/09/1981 Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, ILUnited States
01/01/1979 Richfield Coliseum, Richfield Township, OHUnited States
28/12/1978 Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PAUnited States
16/12/1978 Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, CAUnited States
13/12/1978 Tucson Community Center, Tucson, AZUnited States
09/12/1978 Convention Centre, Dallas, TXUnited States
08/12/1978 The Summit, Houston, TXUnited States
01/12/1978 University of Oklahoma, Norman, OKUnited States
20/11/1978 University of Illinois, Champaign, ILUnited States
15/09/1978 Palladium, New York, NYUnited States
13/09/1978 MassMutual Center, Springfield, MAUnited States
12/09/1978 War Memorial, Syracuse, NYUnited States
10/09/1978 Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OHUnited States
29/08/1978 Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PAUnited States
23/08/1978 Madison Square Garden, New York, NYUnited States
21/07/1978 Auditorium, Nashville, TNUnited States
07/07/1978 The Roxy, Los Angeles, CAUnited States
03/06/1978 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NYUnited States
31/05/1978 Music Hall, Boston, MAUnited States
30/05/1978 Music Hall, Boston, MAUnited States
29/05/1978 Music Hall, Boston, MAUnited States
27/05/1978 The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PAUnited States
26/05/1978 The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PAUnited States
25/03/1977 Music Hall, Boston, MAUnited States
24/03/1977 Music Hall, Boston, MAUnited States
28/05/1976 United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MDUnited States
27/05/1976 United States Military Academy, West Point, NYUnited States
13/05/1976 Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, LAUnited States
11/05/1976 Auburn University, Auburn, ALUnited States
10/05/1976 Mobile Civic Center, Mobile, ALUnited States
03/05/1976 Robinson Center Auditorium, Little Rock, ARUnited States
29/04/1976 Ellis Auditorium, Memphis, TNUnited States
22/04/1976 Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksberg, VAUnited States
17/04/1976 University of Rochester, Rochester, NYUnited States
15/04/1976 Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PAUnited States
13/04/1976 Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PAUnited States
10/04/1976 Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CTUnited States
09/04/1976 Colgate University, Hamilton, NYUnited States
08/04/1976 Allen Theatre, Cleveland, OHUnited States
07/04/1976 Allen Theatre, Cleveland, OHUnited States
05/04/1976 Ohio Theatre, Columbus, OHUnited States
04/04/1976 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MIUnited States
26/03/1976 Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GAUnited States
25/03/1976 Township Auditorium, Columbia, SCUnited States
31/12/1975 Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PAUnited States
30/12/1975 Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PAUnited States
28/12/1975 Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PAUnited States
27/12/1975 Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PAUnited States
21/12/1975 Seneca College, TorontoCanada
16/12/1975 State University, Oswego, NYUnited States
12/12/1975 C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, Greenvale, NYUnited States
11/12/1975 Seton Hall, South Orange, NJUnited States
06/12/1975 Georgetown University, Washington, DCUnited States
05/12/1975 Georgetown University, Washington, DCUnited States
03/12/1975 Music Hall, Boston, MAUnited States
02/12/1975 Music Hall, Boston, MAUnited States
24/11/1975 Hammersmith Odeon, LondonGreat Britain
21/11/1975 Konserthus, StockholmSweden
18/11/1975 Hammersmith Odeon, LondonGreat Britain
10/11/1975 Jai Alai, Tampa, FLUnited States
06/11/1975 Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZUnited States
01/11/1975 Robertson Gymnasium, Santa Barbara, CAUnited States
02/10/1975 Uptown Theatre, Milwaukee, WIUnited States
28/09/1975 Memorial Hall, Kansas City, MOUnited States
27/09/1975 Ambassador Theatre, St. Louis, MOUnited States
26/09/1975 University of Iowa, Iowa City, IOUnited States
23/09/1975 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MIUnited States
21/09/1975 Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MNUnited States
20/09/1975 Grinnell College, Grinnell, IOUnited States
16/09/1975 Convention Centre, Dallas, TXUnited States
14/09/1975 Music Hall, Houston, TXUnited States
13/09/1975 Music Hall, Houston, TXUnited States
12/09/1975 Municipal Auditorium, Austin, TXUnited States
06/09/1975 Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts, New Orleans, LAUnited States
23/08/1975 Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom, Atlanta, GAUnited States
21/08/1975 Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom, Atlanta, GAUnited States
17/08/1975 The Bottom Line, New York, NYUnited States
17/08/1975 The Bottom Line, New York, NYUnited States
16/08/1975 The Bottom Line, New York, NYUnited States
15/08/1975 The Bottom Line, New York, NYUnited States
15/08/1975 The Bottom Line, New York, NYUnited States
14/08/1975 The Bottom Line, New York, NYUnited States
13/08/1975 The Bottom Line, New York, NYUnited States
10/08/1975 Civic Theatre, Canton, OHUnited States
09/08/1975 Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PAUnited States
08/08/1975 Civic Theatre, Akron, OHUnited States
02/08/1975 Chrysler Theatre, Norfolk, VAUnited States
01/08/1975 Altria Theater, Richmond, VAUnited States
29/07/1975 Carter Barron Amphitheatre, Washington, DCUnited States
28/07/1975 Carter Barron Amphitheatre, Washington, DCUnited States
26/07/1975 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PAUnited States
25/07/1975 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PAUnited States
23/07/1975 Music Inn, Lenox, MAUnited States
22/07/1975 Geneva Theatre, Geneva, NYUnited States
20/07/1975 Palace Theatre, Providence, RIUnited States
23/02/1975 NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Westbury, NYUnited States
19/02/1975 Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PAUnited States
06/02/1975 Widener College, Chester, PAUnited States
05/02/1975 The Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PAUnited States
08/12/1974 University of Vermont, Burlington, VTUnited States
06/12/1974 State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJUnited States
29/11/1974 War Memorial, Trenton, NJUnited States
23/11/1974 Salem State College, Salem, MAUnited States
16/11/1974 American University, Washington, DCUnited States
08/11/1974 Ritz Music Hall, Corpus Christi, TXUnited States
01/11/1974 Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PAUnited States
29/10/1974 Music Hall, Boston, MAUnited States
26/10/1974 Paramount Theater, Springfield, MAUnited States
19/10/1974 Union College, Schenectady, NYUnited States
18/10/1974 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJUnited States
12/10/1974 Princeton University, Princeton, NJUnited States
11/10/1974 Shady Grove Music Fair, Gaithersburg, MDUnited States
04/10/1974 David Geffen Hall, New York, NYUnited States
22/09/1974 Kean University, Union, NJUnited States
14/08/1974 Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJUnited States
13/07/1974 The Bottom Line, New York, NYUnited States
02/06/1974 University of Toledo, Toledo, OHUnited States
09/05/1974 Harvard Square Theatre, Cambridge, MAUnited States
09/05/1974 Harvard Square Theatre, Cambridge, MAUnited States
04/05/1974 Montclair State College, Upper Montclair, NJUnited States
26/04/1974 Brown University, Providence, RIUnited States
12/04/1974 Charlies Place, Cambridge, MAUnited States
12/04/1974 Charlies Place, Cambridge, MAUnited States
06/04/1974 Burlington County College, Pemberton, NJUnited States
24/03/1974 Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZUnited States
10/03/1974 Liberty Hall, Houston, TXUnited States
09/03/1974 Liberty Hall, Houston, TXUnited States
03/03/1974 Gaston Hall Georgetown University, Washington, DCUnited States
12/01/1974 Joint In The Woods, Parsipanny, NJUnited States
06/01/1974 Joe\'s Place, Boston, MAUnited States
   
   
It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City
(Bruce Springsteen)

 

 

 

 

 

I had skin like leather and the diamond-hard look of a cobra
I was born blue and weathered but I burst just like a supernova
I could walk like Brando right into the sun
Then dance just like a Casanova
With my blackjack and jacket and hair slicked sweet
Silver star studs on my duds like a Harley in heat
When I strut down the street I could hear its heartbeat
The sisters fell back and said "Don't that man look pretty"

The cripple on the corner cried out "Nickels for your pity"
Them gasoline boys downtown sure talk gritty
It's so hard to be a saint in the city

I was the king of the alley, mama, I could talk some trash
I was the prince of the paupers crowned downtown at the beggar's bash
I was the pimp's main prophet I kept everything cool
Just a backstreet gambler with the luck to lose
And when the heat came down it was left on the ground

The devil appeared like Jesus through the steam in the street
Showin' me a hand I knew even the cops couldn't beat
I felt his hot breath on my neck as I dove into the heat
It's so hard to be a saint when you're just a boy out on the street

And the sages of the subway sit just like the living dead
As the tracks clack out the rhythm their eyes fixed straight ahead
They ride the line of balance and hold on by just a thread
But it's too hot in these tunnels you can get hit up by the heat

You get up to get out at your next stop but they push you back down in your seat
Your heart starts beatin' faster as you struggle to your feet
Then you're outa that hole and back up on the street

And them South Side sisters sure look pretty
The cripple on the corner cries out "Nickels for your pity"
And them downtown boys sure talk gritty
It's so hard to be a saint in the city
 
 
 

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