57 Channels (And Nothin' On)

I bought a bourgeois house in the Hollywood hills
With a trunkload of hundred thousand dollar bills
Man came by to hook up my cable TV
We settled in for the night my baby and me
We switched 'round and 'round 'til half-past down
There was fifty-seven channels and nothin' on

Well now home entertainment was my baby's wish
So I hopped into town for a satellite dish
I tied it to the top of my Japanese car
I came home and I pointed it out into the stars
A message came back from the great beyond
There's fifty-seven channnels and nothin' on

Well we might' a made some friends with some billionaires
We might' a got all nice and friendly if we'd made it upstairs
All I got was a note that said "Bye-bye John
Our love is fifty-seven channels and nothin' on"

So I bought a .44 magnum it was solid steel cast
And in the blessed name of Elvis well I just let it blast
'Til my TV lay in pieces there at my feet
And they bsted me for disturbin' the almighty peace
Judge said "What you got in your defense son ?"
"Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on"
I can see by your eyes friend you're just about gone
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin'...
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Notes

Chords

Live history

"57 Channels (And Nothin' On)" has been performed live a total of 108 times.
First known performance:
1990-11-16, Los Angeles, CA
benefit
Last known performance:
1993-06-26, New York, NY
World Tour

Release history

Total releases: 5
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Bruce Springsteen, In Concert - Plugged, movie, 1992
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Bruce Springsteen, 57 Channels (And Nothin' On), maxisingle, 1992
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Bruce Springsteen, Human Touch, album, 1992-03-31
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Bruce Springsteen, Video Anthology 1978-2000, movie, 2001
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Bruce Springsteen, The Album Collection Vol. 2, rerelease, 2018-05-18