Bob B.Soxx and the Blue Jeans - Why do lovers break each other's heart

First performance: 11/10/1980


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1980-10-11 - UPTOWN THEATRE, CHICAGO
 
Bruce sings a line of "Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts" as an intro to "Stolen Car". 
 
"Why do lovers break each others hearts?"  
 
 
   

Songinfo

"Why Do Lovers Break Each Other's Heart", sometimes shown as "Why Do Lovers (Break Each Other's Heart)", is a pop song written by Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich and Tony Powers. It was written as a tribute to Frankie Lymon, and was first recorded by Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans. Their version featured lead vocals by Darlene Love, and reached no.38 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1963. In the UK, the only hit version was by Showaddywaddy, whose recording reached no.22 on the UK singles chart in 1980.
 
 
  

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Famous for his Wall of Sound production style, Spector and his grandiose pop influence are recurring strains in Springsteen's catalog. The use of a dense, operatic sound, booming kick drums, and reliance on non-traditional rock instrumentation like strings and glockenspiels are Spector hallmarks, and those elements can be heard in Springsteen albums from 1975's Born to Run through to 2009's Working on a Dream. Former Los Angeles Times rock critic Robert Hilburn once brought a young Springsteen along with him to a mid-Seventies Spector recording session. Eyeing the upstart, the super producer jokingly told Springsteen, "If you wanted to steal my sound, you shoulda gotten me to do it!"
 
 
"Then Spector and the Wall of Sound. Phil's entire body of work could be described by the title of one of his lesser–known productions, "He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)." Phil's records felt like near chaos, violence covered in sugar and candy, sung by the girls who were sending Roy–o running straight for the anti–depressants. If Roy was opera, Phil was symphonies, little three–minute orgasms, followed by oblivion. And Phil's greatest lesson was sound. Sound is its own language. I mean, the first thing you would think of with Phil Spector is (soundbite of mimicking a drum beat). That was all you needed."
 

Lyrics

Why do lovers break each others hearts?
Oh, tell me why do lovers have to drift apart
When we met the world was right
Now I'm crying every night
Why do lovers break each others hearts?

Why do lovers break each others hearts?
Oh, tell me why can't lovers finish what they start
A year ago we were one
Now just look at what we've done
Why do lovers break each others hearts?

Help me, help me, I don't understand
Why we always hurt the ones we love
Tell me, tell me where's the life we planned
Where are the dreams
That we dream we're dreaming oh-oh-oh-of?

Why do lovers break each others hearts?
Oh, tell me why do lovers have to drift apart
When we met the world was right
Now I'm crying every night
Why do lovers break each others hearts? (Instrumental)

When we met the world was right
Now I'm crying every night
Why do lovers break each others hearts

Why do lovers break each others hearts?