Where the Bands Are

I hear the guitars ringin' out
Ringin' out down Union Street
I hear the lead singer shoutin' out, girl
I wanna be a slave to the beat
Yeah, tonight I wanna break my chains
Somebody break my heart
Somebody shake my brains
Downtown there's something that I wanna hear
There's a sound, little girl, keeps ringing in my ear

I wanna be where the bands are
I wanna be where the bands are
Where the bands are
I wanna be where the bands are

I get off from work and I grab something to eat
I turn the corner and I drive down your street
Little gray houses darling looks like nowhere
But hey I know you're hiding in there
Come on out for just a little while
You know that heart of stone, girl, it just ain't your style
Tonight I wanna feel the beat of the crowd
And when I tell you that I love you
I wanna have to shout it out loud
Shout it out loud

I hear the guitars ringin' out again
Ringin' on down Union Street
I hear the lead singer shoutin' out girl
I wanna be a slave to the beat
And I want something that'll break my chains
Something to break my heart
Something to shake my brains
There's a rocker's special on tonight
So meet me on down
'Neath the neon lights
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Notes

Originally recorded for The River.

Live history

"Where the Bands Are" has been performed live a total of 38 times.
First known performance:
1999-04-19, Milan, Italy
Reunion Tour
Last known performance:
2012-07-28, Gothenburg, Sweden
Wrecking Ball Tour

Release history

Total releases: 3
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Bruce Springsteen, Tracks, compilation, 1998-11-10
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Bruce Springsteen, 18 Tracks, compilation, 1999-04-13
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Bruce Springsteen, The Ties that Bind: The River Collection, rerelease, 2015-12-04