Jackie DeShannon - NEEDLES AND PINS

First performance: 23/02/1975


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song 3 times during a soundcheck in 1975. 
 
1975-02-23 - WESTBURY MUSIC FAIR, WESTBURY, NY 
 
1975-07-22 - GENEVA THEATRE, GENEVA, NY 
 
1975-12-12 - POST DOME, C.W. POST COLLEGE, GREENVALE, NY
 

Songinfo

"Needles and Pins" is a rock song credited to American writers Jack Nitzsche and Sonny Bono. Jackie DeShannon recorded it in 1963 .
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

I saw him today
I saw his face
It was a face I loved
And I knew

I had to run away
And get down on my knees
And pray that they'd go away

But still they begin
Needles and pins
Because of all my pride
The tears I gotta hide

Hey, I thought I was smart
I'd win his heart
And I didn't think I'd lose
But now I see

She's more to him than me
Let him go ahead
Take her love instead
And one day, he will see

Just how to say please
Oh, and get down on his knees
Hey, that's how it begins
He'll feel those needles and pins
Hurting him, hurting him

Why can't I stop
And tell myself I'm wrong
I'm wrong, so wrong
Why can't I stand up
And tell myself I'm strong

Because I saw him today
I saw his face
It was a face I loved
I can't let go

Although I know
He'll make me cry
Oh, whoa, whoa
Til the day I die

But, people
I got to live now
And Lord knows
I should forgive now

Yeah, when it begins
He'll feel those needles and pins
Hurting him, oh, stop it now

Stop those needles
Stop those pins

Don't let them begin
Oh, won't you hear what I say
Somebody, take em away

Stop em now, stop em
Stop those needles and pins
Yeah, yeah, oh, when it begins
I feel those needles and pins