22 July 2013

Simple Twist of Fate (10 July 2013)

He woke up and she was gone
He didn’t see nothing but the dawn
He got out of bed and put his shoes back on, and he pushed back the blinds
He found a note she’d left behind – what’d it say? It said, “You should have met me back in ’58.
We could have avoided this little simple twist of fate.”

10 July 2013, St. Paul, MN
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The original version from the Blood on the Tracks album:
He woke up, the room was bare
He didn't see her anywhere.
He told himself he didn't care, pushed the window open wide,
Felt an emptiness inside to which he just could not relate
Brought on by a simple twist of fate.

21 July 2013

Pay In Blood (5 May 2013)

The opening leg of the 2013 tour brought a greater number of Tempest album songs, and with them some new lyrics.

Well, another politician pumping out his piss
Another ragged beggar blowing you a kiss
Life is short but your time ain't long
But they'll hang you tomorrow then they'll sing you a song
Someone must have slipped a drug in your wine
You gulped it down and you lost your mind
Got hit so hard, must be made of stone
I pay in blood, but not my own.

5 May 2013, St. Augustine, Florida
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The original album lyrics are somewhat different:

Another politician pumping out the piss
Another angry beggar blowing you a kiss
You've got the same eyes that your mother does
If only you could prove who your father was
Someone must have slipped a drug in your wine
You gulped it down and you crossed the line
Man can’t live by bread alone
I pay in blood, but not my own.
In the next verse, the last line changes from a rather emphatic "You bastard! I’m supposed to respect you?" to:
How I made it back home, nobody knows
Or how I've survived so many blows
I’ve been through Hell, what good did it do?
My conscience is clear, what about you?

5 May 2013, St. Augustine, Florida
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