Be True

Your scrapbook's filled with pictures of all your leading men
Well baby don't put my picture in there with them
Don't make us some little girl's dream that can't ever come true
That only serves to hurt and make you cry like you do
Well baby don't do it to me and I won't do it to you

You see all the romantic movies, you dream and take the boys home
But when the action fades you're left all alone
You deserve better than this, little girl, can't you see that you do
Do you need somebody to prove it to you?
Well you prove it to me and I'll prove it to you

Now every night you go out looking for true love's satisfaction
But in the morning you end up settling for just lights, camera, action
And another cameo role with some bit player you're befriending
You're gonna go broken-hearted looking for that happy ending
Well girl you're gonna end up just another lonely ticket sold
Cryin' alone in the theater as the credits roll
You say I'll be like those other guys
Who filled your head with pretty lies
And dreams that can never come true
Well baby you be true to me
And I'll be true to you
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Notes

Originally recorded for The River. Earlier incarnations of the song include "White Lies" and "Mary Lou".

Live history

"Be True" has been performed live a total of 73 times.
First known performance:
1984-08-26, Landover, MD
Born in the USA Tour
Last known performance:
2017-02-14, Brisbane, Australia
Summer '17 Tour

Release history

Total releases: 4
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Bruce Springsteen, Chimes of Freedom, maxisingle, 1988
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Bruce Springsteen, Tracks, compilation, 1998-11-10
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Bruce Springsteen, The Ties that Bind: The River Collection, rerelease, 2015-12-04
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Bruce Springsteen, The Album Collection Vol. 2, rerelease, 2018-05-18