Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes - I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME

First performance: 22/07/1976


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song 40 times and 5 times as a snippet:
 
Mostly Off-Tour
 
1976-07-22 - CBS ANNUAL SALES CONVENTION, LA
Southside Johnny
 
1976-09-04 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Southside Johnny

1977-04-17 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Southside Johnny
 
Two concerts tonight were originally scheduled (along with the two shows the following night) as regular Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes gigs. However Southside became ill (suffering from a recurring throat ailment) and couldn't perform so Steven Van Zandt came to the rescue by organizing The Asbury Park All-Star Revue - a combination of The Asbury Jukes, The E Street Band, Ronnie Spector and Springsteen. Due to Southside's illness and a lack of time for Van Zandt to prepare to lead, tonight's two shows were rearranged into a single concert starting at midnight. Van Zandt was the lead vocalist (with Bruce on guitar/background vocals) on most of the tracks .
 
THIS TIME IT'S FOR REAL / GOT TO GET YOU OFF MY MIND / WITHOUT LOVE / SHE GOT ME WHERE SHE WANTS ME / LOVE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF TOWN / LITTLE BY LITTLE / IT AIN'T THE MEAT (IT'S THE MOTION) / WHEN YOU DANCE / BABY, I LOVE YOU (with Ronnie Spector) / WALKING IN THE RAIN (with Ronnie Spector) / SAY GOODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD ( with Ronnie Spector) / BE MY BABY (with Ronnie Spector) / THE FEVER / I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME / HAVING A PARTY / YOU MEAN SO MUCH TO ME (with Ronnie Spector) / THUNDER ROAD / RENDEZVOUS / BACKSTREETS / BORN TO RUN 
 
 
 
Photo Billy Smith  
 
1977-05-13 - MONMOUTH ARTS CENTER, RED BANK
During both the early (first show) and  Late (second show):  
Two separate admission shows. Independent recollections from those present indicate that Springsteen was on stage for the entirety of both shows. The gigs were originally scheduled as a standard Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes gig. However Southside became ill and couldn't perform so Steven Van Zandt came to the rescue by organizing The Asbury Park All-Star Revue - a combination of The Asbury Jukes, The E Street Band, Ronnie Spector and Springsteen. Van Zandt was the lead vocalist (with Bruce on guitar/background vocals) on most of the tracks .
 
 
 
Late  
 
 
 
 
1977-09-13 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ
Southside Johnny

1977-12-31 - CAPITOL THEATRE, PASSAIC, NJ
Southside Johnny

1978-08-31 - THE AGORA, CLEVELAND, OH
Southside Johnny

1981-07-02 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD
1981-07-03 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD
1981-07-06 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD
1981-07-29 - RICHFIELD COLISEUM, RICHFIELD
1981-07-30 - RICHFIELD COLISEUM, RICHFIELD
1996-11-26 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK

1998-01-31 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK
Southside Johnny, Jon Bon Jovi, and Steven Van Zandt performed the song during the "Come Together" concert . Bruce Springsteen did not sing, but he probably was onstage playing guitar during this and all the other songs on which he did not sing. The "Come Together: Jon Bon Jovi & Friends" benefit concert was organized by the Long Branch Police Department, The Asbury Park Press, and FPI Concerts, along with Jon Bon Jovi. The concert was to honor slain Long Branch police officer Sgt. Patrick King and raise money for the Sgt. Patrick King Memorial Fund to provide for his family. King, 45-year-old father of two young boys, was fatally shot on 20 Nov 1997 by a fugitive who had vowed to kill himself and a police officer rather than be captured and returned to jail. Twenty musicians with ties to the Jersey shore music scene answered Jon Bon Jovi's call, including Bruce Springsteen and several members of the then-disbanded E Street Band (Clarence Clemons, Danni Frederici, Patti Scialfa, Steven Van Zandt, and Max Weinberg), Southside Johnny, Bobby Bandiera, and Richie Sambora among others. Actor Danny DeVito was the event's MC. Tickets, which were priced at $125, went on sale on 17 Jan 1998 noon and sold out in just eight minutes. The concert that was organized in short order raised more than $112,000 for King's widow and his two sons. This was a near-reunion of the fabled E Street Band and Springsteen's first full-length electric gig following the acoustic The Ghost Of Tom Joad Solo Acoustic Tour. Springsteen spent much (or possibly all) of the night onstage, singing or playing guitar only. Soundboard recording for the complete concert is available among collectors. The 31 Jan 1998 show at Count Basie Theatre was commercially released in Europe. Since 2005 some enterprising record labels in Europe (mostly in the UK) have been releasing Bruce Springsteen radio and TV broadcasts (and some soundboard recordings) from the seventies, eighties, and nineties. Though these releases are not authorized by Bruce Springsteen or his record company, they are lawful due to a legal loophole in Europe. 
 
 
 
setlist : 
 
THIS TIME IT'S FOR REAL (with Southside Johnny, Jon Bon Jovi, and Steven Van Zandt) / BAD MEDICINE (Southside Johnny and Jon Bon Jovi) / UNTIL THE GOOD IS GONE (Steven Van Zandt) / BROKE DOWN PIECE OF MAN (Southside Johnny and Jon Bon Jovi) / HARD TIMES COME EASY (Richie Sambora) / LOVES GLORY (Patti Scialfa) / THERE GOES MY BABY (Southside Johnny) / THIS TIME BABY'S GONE FOR GOOD (with Southside Johnny and Steven Van Zandt) / YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME (with Jon Bon Jovi) / ALL I NEEDED WAS YOU (Southside Johnny and Steven Van Zandt) / SOMEDAY I'LL BE SATURDAY NIGHT (Jon Bon Jovi and Southside Johnny) / BLOOD ON BLOOD (Jon Bon Jovi) / I'VE BEEN WORKING TOO HARD - LITTLE QUEENIE (Southside Johnny and Jon Bon Jovi) / I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME (with Southside Johnny, Jon Bon Jovi, and Steven Van Zandt) / IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME (with Southside Johnny and Steven Van Zandt) / WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE (with Jon Bon Jovi) / FOREVER (Steven Van Zandt) / LIVIN' ON A PRAYER (Jon Bon Jovi) / I PLAYED THE FOOL (Southside Johnny and Jon Bon Jovi) / KEEP THE FAITH (Jon Bon Jovi) / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD (with all performers) / TREAT HER RIGHT (with all performers) 
 
2000-11-03 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Light of Day

2000-12-17 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK
2000-12-18 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK

2001-05-27 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Southside Johnny

2001-12-03 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK
2001-12-04 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK
2001-12-06 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK
2001-12-07 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK
2001-12-08 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK
2003-12-05 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK
2003-12-07 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK
2003-12-08 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK

2005-04-10 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Rumson Country Day School Benefit

2006-09-17 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Ranney School Benefit

2010-09-11 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Boston College Benefit

2011-01-29 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Ranney School Benefit

2012-07-31 - OLYMPIASTADION, HELSINKI, FINLAND

2012-10-16 - HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM, NY
Little Kids Rock Benefit

2015-01-17 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK
Light of Day

2017-04-21 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK
Upstage Jam

2017-05-27 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK
Little Steven
 
2019-05-04 - SABAN THEATRE, LA
Bruce shows up on stage at Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul's first nigth of the Summer Of Sorcery-tour. They play three songs together. 
 
10TH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / SUN CITY / I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME
 
 
 
Bruce shows up on stage again at Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul's Summer Of Sorcery Tour. Just like they did in Los Angeles, they play three songs together. 
 
10TH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / SUN CITY / I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME
 
 
 
  • snippets: 
during (YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING) ME HIGHER AND HIGHER

1977-03-25 Music Hall, Boston, MA 
 
during TWIST AND SHOUT
 
1988-07-02 Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
1988-06-29 Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1988-06-28 Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
 
during MARY'S PLACE
 
2003-08-31 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
 

Songinfo

' I don't wanna go home ' is written by Steve Van Zandt for Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes' album I Don't Want To Go Home . I Don't Want to Go Home was the first album by seminal New Jersey rock/R&B band Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. The work helped establish the basis of the Jersey Shore sound. The album features a number of guest artists and duets, a tradition that continued in their next album, This Time It's for Real. The track "How Come You Treat Me So Bad" features a duet with Lee Dorsey, while "Broke Down Piece of Man" features a duet with Steven Van Zandt, "It Ain't the Meat (It's the Motion) features a duet with Kenny 'Popeye' Pentifallo, and finally "You Mean So Much To Me" features a duet with Ronnie Spector.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Liner notes by Bruce Springsteen from the I Don't Want To Go Home album booklet:

There was this place called the Upstage Club, open 8 P.M. to 5 A.M. on Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park. There were a lotta musicians there 'cause the bands that came down from North Jersey and New York to play in the Top 40 clubs along the shore would usually end up there after their regular gig, along with a lotta different guys from the local areas. Everybody went there 'cause it was open later than the regular clubs and because between 1 and 5 in the morning you could play pretty much whatever you wanted, and if you were good enough, you could choose the guys you wanted to play with.

The Upstage was run by this beat type guy named Tom Potter who plastered the walls with black light and pin-ups and showed '50s smokers to the kids in between the bands....It was a great place. He'd slip you five or ten bucks to sit in, and you could work it so you'd never have to go home, 'cause by the time you got out of there it was dawn and you could just flop on the beach all day, or you could run home before it got too light, nail the blankets over the windows of your room, and just sleep straight through till the night.

There were these guys....Mad Dog Lopez, Big Danny, Fast Eddie Larachi, his brother Little John, Margaret & The Distractions (house band), Black Tiny, White Tiny, Miami Steve, and assorted E Streeters, plus the heaviest drummer of them all, in terms of both poundage and sheer sonic impact, Biiiiig Baaaaaad Bobby Williams, badass king of hearts, so tough he'd go the limit for you every time, all night. You will never see most of these names on another record besides this one, but nonetheless, they're names that should be spoken in reverence at least once, not 'cause they were great musicians (truth is, some of them couldn't play nothin' at all), but because they were each in their own way a living spirit of what, to me, Rock 'N' Roll is all about. It was music as survival, and they lived it down in their souls, night after night. These guys were their own heroes, and they never forgot.

Southside Johnny....One of the weirdest guys I ever saw. He used to dress just like my old man. He was definitely comin' in from the outside. First time I saw him he was playin' bass behind one of the early legends in Asbury, a guy named Sonny Kenn. Johnny was terrible. This was a person that could not play the bass. But he could sing and play harp and he knew a lot about the blues. Once I talked to him, I realized he wasn't as weird as he looked...he was weirder, and his general conversation consisted of insulting everyone within 50 feet. But he was the only white kid on the Jersey shore that you could stand to hear sing straight R&B five sets a night.

I brought up a lot of the past in these notes, and I hope Johnny don't mind, but I think it's time to bring it up before it's lost forever, because I know pretty soon it'll all be gone. So it's time to speak the names of the lost soldiers, 'cause the music on this album -- Johnny's music -- is something that grew out of those friendships and the long summer nights when there was no particular place to go and nothing to do...except play.

-All night long,
Bruce Springsteen
 
 
John Lyon (born December 4, 1948), better known by his stage name Southside Johnny, has a longtime shared friendship and music history with Bruce. SSJ was born in Neptune, New Jersey, and grew up in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. He grew up in a home full of music and with his parents big record collection of blues and jazz and his father played bass in bands. SSJ graduated from Neptune High School with Garry Tallent and Vini Lopez. 
 
 
 
shared band history:
 
info taken from Brucebase
 
The Big Bad Bobby Williams Band was a fairly short-lived group (November 1970 - March 1971) and consisted of Bobby Williams (drums, vocals), Garry Tallent (bass), Steve Van Zandt (vocals, guitar), David Sancious (organ) and Southside Johnny (harp, vocals).
 
The Blackberry Booze Band was a New Jersey blues band that would eventually morph into Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes. In 1974 they became house band at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park. Its members in 1974 and 1975, when Springsteen performed with them, were Southside Johnny (harmonica and vocals), Steven Van Zandt (guitar), Al Berger (bass), Kenny "Popeye" Pentifallo (drums), and Kevin Kavanaugh (keyboards).
 
Dr. Zoom & The Sonic Boom was a very short lived progression of Springsteen’s March 1971 "The Friendly Enemies" shows at Sunshine In and his April 1971 'Jam Concerts' at The Upstage. The members of Dr. Zoom were Springsteen, Steve Van Zandt (guitar), David Sancious (keyboards), Garry Tallent (bass), Vini Lopez (drums and backing vocals), Southside Johnny (harmonica and vocals), Bobby Williams (drums), Albee 'Albany Al' Tellone (tenor saxophone), and Bobby Feigenbaum (alto saxophone). There was also an eight-member backing vocal troupe nicknamed "The Zoomettes". "Big" Danny Gallagher handled the on-stage props. They played just two concerts in May 1971.
 
The Friendly Enemies was a very short-lived moniker used only once prior to the creation of Dr. Zoom & The Sonic Boom. The name was conceived in February 1971 and promotional material was printed for a show in March 1971 at Asbury Park's Sunshine In. It was actually a week or two prior to this March 27th gig that the famous moniker Dr. Zoom & The Sonic Boom was conjured up, but it was too late to change the name on the promotional material and posters for the show. Aside from Springsteen, The Friendly Enemies consisted of Steven Van Zandt (guitar), Garry Tallent (bass), David Sancious (keyboards), Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez (drums, vocals), Southside Johnny (harp, vocals), Albee Tellone (sax, vocals), former Rogues member John "Hotkeys" Waasdorp (electric piano), Bobby Feigenbaum (tenor sax), Bobby Williams (drums, vocals) and Carl "Tinker" West (congas).
 
Funky Dusty & The Soul Broom were a short-lived (summer-fall 1970) 4 piece band consisting of Steve Van Zandt ('Funky Dusty') and Garry Tallent, "Southside" Johnny Lyon and drummer Bobby Williams ('The Soul Broom'). Apparently Springsteen was in attendance and joined in a late evening jam. At this point in mid-1970 both Tallent and Williams were full time members of Glory Road (along with David Sancious and Bill Chinnock), Van Zandt was a member of Steel Mill and Southside was a free agent, having recently left his former band Maelstrom. The Funky Dusty & The Soul Broom side-project was a catalyst for what became The Big Bad Bobby Williams Band in late 1970 and The Sundance Blues Band in spring 1971. Funky Dusty & The Soul Broom were singer Jeannie Clark's backing band at the infamous Clearwater gig on September 11, 1970.
 
The Sundance Blues Band
The Sundance Blues Band made their commercial debut on April 30, 1971. The original lineup featured Southside Johnny (harp), Steven Van Zandt (lead guitar and vocals), Vini Lopez (drums and vocals), Garry Tallent (bass), and Joe Hagstrom (rhythm guitar). Springsteen made several brief guest appearances during early May 1971, before Hagstrom left the band in the same month and was replaced shortly after by Springsteen. Bruce made his debut as a fully-fledged member on May 15 and would remain in the band through July 4, 1971, after which he departed to devote his energies to the newly formed The Bruce Springsteen Band. The Sundance Blues Band would continue without him, with David Sancious soon installed in place of Springsteen (who continued to make occasional guest appearances). The last known performance of the band was January 23, 1972.
 
List of songs co-written by Bruce Springsteen and Southside Johnny:
 
TRAPPED AGAIN
 
"Trapped Again"is a song co-written by Southside Johnny, Bruce Springsteen, and Steven Van Zandt and originally released by Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes on their 1978 album Hearts Of Stone. According to Southside Johnny, he predominantly wrote the song, with Springsteen and Van Zandt merely adding bits and pieces. Released in 1978.
 
WALKING THROUGH MIDNIGHT
 
"Walking Through Midnight" is a song written by John Lyon (Southside Johnny) and Bruce Springsteen and released by Southside Johnny on his 1988 album Slow Dance. According to Brucebase, the lyrics are by Lyon and the music is by Springsteen, and the song was written sometime in the latter half of 1987. Released in 1988.
 
WE'VE GOT THE LOVE
 
We've Got The Love  is a song written by Joel Krauss and Bobby Bandiera and released by Jersey Artists For Mankind (a.k.a. J.A.M. '86) as a single in 1986. Bruce Springsteen contributed guitar solo and vocal to the recording of the song. Southside Johnny and some Asbury Jukes members volunteered their services.
 
HEARTS OF STONE / TALK TO ME
 
Bruce Springsteen contributed vocals to the song. In the spring of 1978, Bruce Springsteen donated two of his compositions, Talk to me an hearts of stone to Southside Johnny for use on Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes' upcoming third studio album, Hearts Of Stone. Springsteen shares writing credits with Southside Johnny and Steven Van Zandt.
 
IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME
 
"It's Been A Long Time" is a song written by Steven Van Zandt and released by Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes on their 1991 album Better Days. Bruce Springsteen contributed to the recording of the song, singing second lead vocal and playing harmonica.
 
ALL THE WAY HOME
 
"alle the way home " was released on the 1991 album Better Days. Bruce Springsteen contributed to the recording of the song, singing background vocals and playing keyboard and guitar.
 
CAN'T TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS
 
was recorded in February 2004 at Thrill Hill Recording (Bruce Springsteen's home studio) in Rumson, NJ. It features Springsteen on guitar and backup vocals. He can be heard intermittently throughout the song and he shouts "Come on, Bondsie!" towards the end. The song also features Southside Johnny on harmonica. Southside Johnny also appears on two more tracks from the album.

Performances together:

Performed 78 times, excluding those as a member of the bands below.
Performed 2 times as a member of The Friendly Enemies.
Performed 2 times as a member of Dr. Zoom & The Sonic Boom.
Performed 21 times as a member of The Sundance Blues Band.


2017-04-21 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ
2015-01-17 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ
2012-10-16 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, NY
2012-06-17 Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain
2011-04-02 Wonder Bar, Asbury Park, NJ
2011-01-29 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2010-09-11 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2010-01-23 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2009-10-17 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2008-12-22 Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ
2008-05-22 RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland
2008-05-13 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2007-04-29 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2006-12-12 Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ
2006-09-17 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2006-06-20 Tweeter Center At The Waterfront, Camden, NJ
2006-05-02 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2005-04-10 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2004-12-19 Harry's Roadhouse, Asbury Park, NJ (Early)
2004-04-25 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2003-12-08 Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
2003-12-07 Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
2003-12-05 Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
2003-04-30 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2003-04-29 Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ
2002-04-13 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2001-12-08 Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
2001-12-07 Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
2001-12-06 Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
2001-12-04 Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
2001-12-03 Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
2001-05-27 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2000-12-18 Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
2000-12-17 Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
1999-12-04 Diasco Residence, Colts Neck, NJ
1999-10-28 Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA
1998-01-31 Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ
1994-07-16 Stone Pony (The), Tent, Asbury Park, NJ
1993-06-24 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1992-12-27 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
1992-08-07 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1991-09-26 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
1988-11-26 Stone (The), San Francisco, CA
1984-09-26 Community Theatre (The), Morristown, NJ
1984-08-12 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1983-12-28 Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ
1982-12-31 Harkness House For Ballet Arts, New York City, NY
1982-05-29 Big Man's West, Red Bank, NJ
1981-07-30 Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
1981-07-29 Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
1978-08-31 Agora (The), Cleveland, OH
1977-12-31 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
1977-10-13 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
1977-09-13 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
1977-04-17 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
1976-09-04 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
1976-07-22 CBS Annual Sales Convention, Los Angeles, CA
1976-07-04 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
1976-06-12 Public Theater, New York City, NY
1976-05-30 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
1976-01-01 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
1975-01-19 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
1975-01-12 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
1975-01-05 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
1974-12-29 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
1974-09-08 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
1973-04-28 Cole Field House, College Park, MD
1972-02-04 Back Door (The), Richmond, VA
1972-01-23 Captain's Garter (The), Neptune, NJ
1972-01-22 Captain's Garter (The), Neptune, NJ
1972-01-21 Captain's Garter (The), Neptune, NJ
1971-11-13 Student Prince, Asbury Park, NJ
1971-07-04 Student Prince, Asbury Park, NJ
1971-07-03 Upstage (The), Asbury Park, NJ
1971-07-03 Student Prince, Asbury Park, NJ
1971-07-02 Student Prince, Asbury Park, NJ
1971-06-27 Student Prince, Asbury Park, NJ
1971-06-20 Student Prince, Asbury Park, NJ
1971-06-19 Student Prince, Asbury Park, NJ
1971-06-18 Upstage (The), Asbury Park, NJ (Late)
1971-06-18 Upstage (The), Asbury Park, NJ (Early)
1971-05-29 Student Prince, Asbury Park, NJ
1971-05-28 Student Prince, Asbury Park, NJ
1971-05-22 Student Prince, Asbury Park, NJ
1971-05-21 Student Prince, Asbury Park, NJ
1971-05-15 Student Prince, Asbury Park, NJ
1971-05-15 Newark State College, Union, NJ
1971-05-14 Sunshine In, Asbury Park, NJ
1971-05-08 Student Prince, Asbury Park, NJ
1971-05-07 Student Prince, Asbury Park, NJ
1971-05-01 Student Prince, Asbury Park, NJ
1971-04-30 Student Prince, Asbury Park, NJ
1971-03-27 Sunshine In, Asbury Park, NJ (Late)
1971-03-27 Sunshine In, Asbury Park, NJ (Early)
1971-01-30 Upstage (The), Asbury Park, NJ (Late)
1971-01-30 Upstage (The), Asbury Park, NJ (Early)
1971-01-29 Upstage (The), Asbury Park, NJ (Late)
1971-01-29 Upstage (The), Asbury Park, NJ (Early)
1971-01-09 Upstage (The), Asbury Park, NJ (Late)
1971-01-09 Upstage (The), Asbury Park, NJ (Early)
1971-01-08 Upstage (The), Asbury Park, NJ (Late)
1971-01-08 Upstage (The), Asbury Park, NJ (Early)
1970-07-27 Upstage (The), Asbury Park, NJ
 

Lyrics

I know the time is getting late
But I don't want to go home
I'm in no hurry baby time can wait
'Cause I don't want to go home

Listen to the man sing his song
I don't want to go home
I don't mind if it takes all night long
'Cause I don't want to go home

I know we had to try
To reach up and touch the sky
Whatever happened to you and I
I don't want to go home

Look at how all the people stare
I don't want to go home
In their minds I know they've all been there
And I don't want to go home

I know the words to this song are real
I don't want to go home
I know he's talking 'bout the way I feel
And I don't want to go home

I want to hear people laughing and having a good time
I want to know why she told me she had to go
Why did she leave me lonely?

I know that it's time to go
But I don't want to go home
Play the blues brother soft and low
I don't want to go home