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Devil's Arcade

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First time played on: 24/09/2007

Latest time played on: 12/01/2017


Bruce Springsteen Sings the Alphabet

Episode: Devil's Arcade


From the album:


Remember the morning we dug up your gun
The worms in the barrel, the hangin' sun
Those first nervous evenings perfume and gin
The lost smell on your breath as I helped you get it in
The rush of your lips, the feel of your name
The beat of your heart, the devil's arcade

You said heroes are needed, so heroes get made
Somebody made a bet, somebody paid

The cool desert morning, then nothin' to save
Just metal and plastic where your body caved
The slow games of poker with Lieutenant Ray
In the ward with the blue walls, a sea with no name
Where you lie adrift with the heroes
Of the devil's arcade

You sleep and dream of your buddies Charlie and Jim
And wake with the thick desert dust on your skin

A voice says "Don't worry, I'm here"
Just whisper the word 'tomorrow' in my ear
A house on a quiet street, a home for the brave
The glorious kingdom of the sun on your face
Rising from a long night as dark as the grave
On a thin chain of next moments
And something like faith
On a morning to order, a breakfast to make

A bed draped in sunshine, a body that waits
For the touch of your fingers
The end of a day
The beat of your heart, the beat of your heart
The beat of your heart, the beat of her heart
The beat of your heart, the beat of her heart
The beat of her heart, the slow burning away
Of the bitter fires of the devil's arcade
Played in:
24/09/2007Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJUnited States
25/09/2007Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJUnited States
28/09/2007Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
02/10/2007Civic Center, Hartford, CTUnited States
05/10/2007Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PAUnited States
06/10/2007Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PAUnited States
09/10/2007Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
10/10/2007Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
14/10/2007Scotiabank Place, OttawaCanada
15/10/2007Air Canada Centre, TorontoCanada
17/10/2007Madison Square Garden, New York, NYUnited States
18/10/2007Madison Square Garden, New York, NYUnited States
21/10/2007United Center, Chicago, ILUnited States
22/10/2007United Center, Chicago, ILUnited States
25/10/2007Oracle Arena, Oakland, CAUnited States
26/10/2007Oracle Arena, Oakland, CAUnited States
29/10/2007L.A. Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CAUnited States
30/10/2007L.A. Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CAUnited States
02/11/2007Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MNUnited States
04/11/2007Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OHUnited States
05/11/2007The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MIUnited States
07/11/2007Town Hall, New York, NYUnited States
11/11/2007Verizon Center, Washington, DCUnited States
12/11/2007Verizon Center, Washington, DCUnited States
14/11/2007Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, PAUnited States
15/11/2007MVP Arena, Albany, NYUnited States
18/11/2007TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MAUnited States
19/11/2007TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MAUnited States
25/11/2007Palacio De Deportes, MadridSpain
26/11/2007Bilbao Exhibition Centre, BilbaoSpain
28/11/2007Mediolanum Forum, MilanItaly
01/12/2007Gelredome, ArnhemNetherlands
02/12/2007SAP Arena, MannheimGermany
04/12/2007Spektrum, OsloNorway
08/12/2007Forum, CopenhagenDenmark
10/12/2007Globen, StockholmSweden
12/12/2007Sportpaleis, AntwerpBelgium
13/12/2007Koln Arena, CologneGermany
15/12/2007Odyssey, BelfastGreat Britain
17/12/2007AccorHotels Arena, ParisFrance
19/12/2007O2 Arena, LondonGreat Britain
28/02/2008HCC Arena, Hartford, CTUnited States
02/03/2008Bell Centre, MontrealCanada
03/03/2008Copps Coliseum, HamiltonCanada
06/03/2008Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, NYUnited States
07/03/2008HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NYUnited States
10/03/2008Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NYUnited States
14/03/2008Qwest Center Arena, Omaha, NEUnited States
16/03/2008Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MNUnited States
17/03/2008Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WIUnited States
20/03/2008Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, INUnited States
22/03/2008U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OHUnited States
24/03/2008Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OHUnited States
28/03/2008The Rose Garden, Portland, ORUnited States
29/03/2008Key Arena, Seattle, WAUnited States
31/03/2008GM Place, VancouverCanada
04/04/2008Arco Arena, Sacramento, CAUnited States
05/04/2008HP Pavilion, San Jose, CAUnited States
07/04/2008Honda Center, Anaheim, CAUnited States
13/04/2008American Airlines Center, Dallas, TXUnited States
14/04/2008Toyota Center, Houston, TXUnited States
23/04/2008Amway Arena, Orlando, FLUnited States
25/04/2008Philips Arena, Atlanta, GAUnited States
27/04/2008Charlotte Bobcats Arena, Charlotte, NCUnited States
28/04/2008Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NCUnited States
30/04/2008John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VAUnited States
02/05/2008BB&T Center, Sunrise, FLUnited States
22/05/2008RDS Arena, DublinIreland
23/05/2008RDS Arena, DublinIreland
28/05/2008Old Trafford, ManchesterGreat Britain
30/05/2008Emirates Stadium, LondonGreat Britain
14/06/2008Millennium Stadium, CardiffGreat Britain
16/06/2008Merkur Spiel-Arena, DsseldorfGermany
18/08/2008Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VAUnited States
12/01/2017White House, Washington, DCUnited States