Joe Grushecky - Searching For My Soul

First performance: no live dates


Coverinfo

2006-02-00 - THRILL HILL EAST, RUMSON
 
Springsteen contributes vocals and guitar to the three under mentioned tracks and guitar-only on the fourth for Joe Grushecky's third solo album. The primary recording sessions for the album take place at studios in West Virginia. However Bruce (with Toby Scott engineering) worked only from his Rumson home studio and overdubbed onto Grushecky's already completed basic tracks. All four recordings are released on Grushecky's album A Good Life on August 15, 2006.
 
CODE OF SILENCE / A GOOD LIFE / IS SHE THE ONE / SEARCHING FOR MY SOUL  
 
 
 

Songinfo

'Searching for my soul ' is a song written by Joe Grushecky and released on his 2006 album A Good Life. Bruce Springsteen participated in the recording of this track, playing guitar with Grushecky.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Bruce co-wrote some songs with Joe Grushecky
 
He also contributed to other albums with vocals, guitar, harmonica or mandolin
 
Bruce contributed on three albums of Joe Grushecky

1995 : AMERICAN BABYLON 
 
 
 
 
 
2006 : A GOOD LIFE 
 
Is a studio album by Joe Grushecky released on 15 Aug 2006 on Schoolhouse Records. It features Bruce Springsteen on four tracks. He shares vocals and plays guitar with Grushecky on Code of Silence, Is she the one and A Good life, and only plays guitar on Searching for my soul. The primary recording sessions for the album took place at studios in West Virginia. However Springsteen, with Toby Scott engineering, worked only from his New Jersey home studio and overdubbed onto Gruschecky's already completed basic tracks.
 
 
 
2009 : EAST CARSON STREET

is a studio album by Joe Grushecky released in 2009. Bruce Springsteen participated in the recording of three of the album's tracks; he plays guitar on East Carson Street, sings duet vocals and plays lead guitar on Another thin line, and plays lead guitar on Broken wheel.
 
 
 
Performances:
 
1982-07-17 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK
Iron City Houserockers
 
1984-09-20 - PENNSYLVANIA DECADE, PITTSBURGH
Iron City Houserockers
 
1988-03-20 - CIVIC ARENA, PITTSBURGH
1992-12-16 - CIVIC ARENA, PITTSBURGH
 
1993-11-00 - THRILL HILL WEST, BEVERLY HILLS
Joe Grushecky recording session
 
1994-02-00 - THRILL HILL WEST, BEVERLY HILLS
Joe Grushecky recording session
 
1994-08-00 - THRILL HILL EAST, RUMSON, NJ
Joe Grushecky recording session
 
1994-08-20 - MARZ AMERICAN STYLE, LONG BRANCH
 
1995-04-00 - THRILL HILL EAST, RUMSON
no performance
 
1995-07-22 - TRADEWINDS, SEA BRIGHT
 
1995-10-16 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
rehearsal
 
1995-10-17 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
1995-10-18 - TRAMPS, NEW YORK CITY
1995-10-19 - ELECTRIC FACTORY, PHILADELPHIA
1995-10-20 - NICK'S FAT CITY, PITTSBURGH
1995-10-21 - NICK'S FAT CITY, PITTSBURGH
1995-10-24 - PARK WEST, CHICAGO
1996-04-25 - BRIXTON ACADEMY, LONDON, ENGLAND
1996-09-16 - BENEDUM CENTER, PITTSBURGH
1997-12-13 - CHEERS, LONG BRANCH
1998-03-02 - NICK'S FAT CITY, PITTSBURGH
1999-07-09 - HOOLIGANS, LONG BRANCH
2000-04-25 - MELLON ARENA, PITTSBURGH
2000-04-26 - MELLON ARENA, PITTSBURGH
 
2000-11-03 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Light of Day
 
2001-11-03 - TRADEWINDS, SEA BRIGHT
Light of Day
 
2002-11-02 - TRADEWINDS, SEA BRIGHT
Light of Day
 
2002-12-04 - MELLON ARENA, PITTSBURGH
2003-08-06 - PNC PARK, PITTSBURGH
 
2003-11-01 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Light of Day
 
2004-07-17 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
 
2004-11-06 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Light of Day
 
2004-12-02 - HEINZ HALL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, PITTSBURGH
Concert for Flood Aid
 
2005-07-28 - PETERSEN EVENTS CENTER, PITTSBURGH
 
2006-02-00 - THRILL HILL EAST, RUMSON, NJ
Joe Grushecky recording session
 
2006-06-20 - TWEETER CENTER AT THE WATERFRONT, CAMDEN
 
2006-12-02 - STARLAND BALLROOM, SAYREVILLE, NJ
Light of Day
 
2007-11-14 - MELLON ARENA, PITTSBURGH
2008-08-19 - HERSHEYPARK STADIUM, HERSHEY, PA
2009-05-19 - MELLON ARENA, PITTSBURGH
 
2010-01-16 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ
Light of Day
 
2010-11-04 - SOLDIERS & SAILORS MEMORIAL HALL & MUSEUM, PITTSBURGH
2010-11-05 - SOLDIERS & SAILORS MEMORIAL HALL & MUSEUM, PITTSBURGH
 
2011-01-15 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK
Light of Day
 
2011-11-03 - SOLDIERS & SAILORS MEMORIAL HALL & MUSEUM, PITTSBURGH
2011-11-04 - SOLDIERS & SAILORS MEMORIAL HALL & MUSEUM, PITTSBURGH
 
2012-01-14 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK
Light of Day
 
2012-10-27 - CONSOL ENERGY CENTER, PITTSBURGH
 
2012-10-27 - SOLDIERS & SAILORS MEMORIAL HALL & MUSEUM, PITTSBURGH
Barack Obama Rally
 
2014-01-18 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK
Light of Day
 
2014-04-22 - CONSOL ENERGY CENTER, PITTSBURGH
2014-05-22 - SOLDIERS & SAILORS MEMORIAL HALL & MUSEUM, PITTSBURGH
2014-05-23 - SOLDIERS & SAILORS MEMORIAL HALL & MUSEUM, PITTSBURGH
 
2015-01-17 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK
Light of Day
 
2015-07-18 - WONDER BAR, ASBURY PARK
2016-02-23 - QUICKEN LOANS ARENA, CLEVELAND
2016-09-11 - CONSOL ENERGY CENTER, PITTSBURGH
 
2019-09-28 - MONMOUTH COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION MUSEUM, FREEHOLD
Springsteen leaves New York City without Patti, after watching his daughter Jessica competing in an equestrian event, to attend the gala event of the "Springsteen: His Home Town" exhibit. After the private tour Springsteen took the stage, underneath a tent in the backyard of the museum, with Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers, strapped on a guitar and thanked those in attendance for coming. "I can't stay long," he said. "I've got my family in the city, but I wanted to just come down and thank everybody for supporting the Historical Association… It's nice to be honored in my hometown." Together they played "Light Of Day", and then Bruce left. 
 
 
 

Lyrics

The hawks in the sky are screaming, the sand is dripping blood
In the twilight's last gleaming, feel like Noah before the flood
And why did this has to happen, don't see any end in sight
I hold on to my family, pray everything's gonna be alright

It's like a long and lonely highway, all dark and covered with snow
And my tank is damn near empty, I got a thousand miles to go
And I'm dancing with the devil in the fire down below
And I'm praying for the morning and I'm searching for my soul
And I'm searching for my soul, well I'm searching for my soul
Hey!

Why can't I find an answer, why can't I cut these ropes
Well I was waiting for someone to tell me that there's still reason to hope
And I felt that bad wind blowing all the shit in from the sea
Please god release me, why can't you let me be

It's like a long an lonely highway, all dark and covered with snow
And my tank is damn near empty, I got a thousand miles to go
And I'm dancing with the devil in the fires down below
And I'm praying for the morning and I'm searching for my soul
I'm searching for my soul, well I'm searching for my
Hoo! Whoa!

The sky was full of lightning, there was a mighty thunder crack
I began to see things clearly, the world was lifted off my back
The Buddhist and the Muslim, the Christian and the Jew
And we all must live as brothers, well there ain't no chosen few
Whoa!

It's like a long an lonely highway, all dark and covered with snow
And my tank is damn near empty, I got a thousand miles to go
And I'm dancing with the devil in the fires down below
And I'm praying for the morning and I'm searching for my soul
Well I'm searching for my soul
Well I'm searching for my soul
Whoa! Well I'm searching for my soul
Yeah, I'm searching for my soul
Well I'm searching for my soul
Yeah, well I'm searching for my soul