Dr John - RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME

First performance: 3/05/2014


Coverinfo

2014-05-03 - SAENGER THEATRE, NEW ORLEANS, LA (The Musical Mojo of Dr. John)

Bruce played the song only once at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, LA, during a tribute concert to Dr. John. The song was played in its full-band arrangement. Bruce Springsteen played lead guitar and sang most of the verses and Dr. John played keyboard and sand one verse only. The special all-star concert was billed "The Musical Mojo Of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac & His Music". A diverse assortment of guest artists performed 22 songs written, recorded and/or popularized by Dr. John during his six-decade career. Bruce Springsteen, whose appearance was unannounced, kicked off the proceedings with "Right place wrong time". The concert was later broadcast on TV.
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Right Place, Wrong Time" is a song by American musician Dr. John. It was the first single from his sixth album, In the Right Place and became his greatest hit.
A verse lyric from the song ("Just need a little brain salad surgery/got to cure my insecurity") was the inspiration for the title of the album Brain Salad Surgery by the English progressive rock band Emerson, Lake, and Palmer.
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Bruce had 4 appearances with Dr John
 
1989-08-11 - GARDEN STATE ARTS CENTER, HOLMDEL, NJ (Ringo Starr)
 
2006-02-08 - STAPLES CENTER, LOS ANGELES, CA (Grammy Awards)
 
2012-04-29 - NEW ORLEANS FAIRGROUNDS, NEW ORLEANS, LA (New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival)
 
2014-05-03 - SAENGER THEATRE, NEW ORLEANS, LA (The Musical Mojo of Dr. John)

Lyrics

I been in the right place but it must have been the wrong time
I was saying the right things but I must have used the wrong line
I been on the right trip but I must have used the wrong car
Head is in a bad place and I wonder what it's good for

I been in the right place but it must have been the wrong time
My head is in a bad place but I'm having such a good time
I been running trying to get hung up in my mind (ooh)
Really got to give myself a good talking-to this time
Just need a little brain salad surgery (ooh)
I got to cure my insecurity

And I been in the wrong place but it must have been the right time
I been in the right place but it must have been the wrong song
I needed the right vein but I seen the wrong arm
'Cause I been in the right world but it seemed like wrong-wrong-wrong wrong-wrong

Slipping, dodging, sneaking, peeping, hiding out down the street (ooh)
See my life shaking with every who I meet
Refried confusion is a-making itself clear (ooh)
Wonder which way to go to get on out of here

'Cause I been in the right place but it must have been the wrong time
And I was saying the right thing but I must have used the wrong line
I took the right road but I must have took a wrong turn
I took a right move but I made it at the wrong time
I was in the right trip but I made it in the wrong car
Head is in a good place and I wonder what it's there for
'Cause my skull is in a bad place [fades out]