Ben E. King - Don't play that song ( you lied )

First performance: 15/11/2022


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song 6 times and once as a snippet
 
2023-01-24 CURE Insurance Arena, Trenton, NJ
Bruce and The E Street Band, including members of The E Street Horns and The E Street Choir, hold private rehearsals at a new location for the upcoming tour. 

2023-01-18 Vogel (The), Red Bank, NJ
Bruce and The E Street Band, including members of The E Street Horns and The E Street Choir, hold a short day of private rehearsals (only about 1.5 hours) for the upcoming tour. Bruce worked on three songs from Only The Strong Survive, spending about twenty minutes running through "Nightshift", which includes a lot of percussion. "Don't Play That Song" was also run through a couple of times, then went back into familiar territory, with one new addition, "Sweet Soul Music", that hadn't been rehearsed yet. Patti Scialfa was not present, but the full band, including backup singers and horns, were. Today was the last day of rehearsals on this location, as on January 19 all equipment will be moved to CURE Insurance Arena, Trenton, NJ, and rehearsals will resume at that venue shortly after.
 
2023-01-17 Vogel (The), Red Bank, NJ
Bruce and The E Street Band, including members of The E Street Horns and The E Street Choir, hold private rehearsals for the upcoming tour.
 
2023-01-13 Vogel (The), Red Bank, NJ
Bruce and the band hold private rehearsals for the upcoming tour. They worked a few times on "Don't Play That Song", "Nightshift", and "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)". During the day some people came over; his sister Pam, photographer Danny Clinch, his close friend John Salerno. Later in the day, Bruce's son Sam Springsteen and his wife also came by.
 
 
2023-01-12 Vogel (The), Red Bank, NJ
Bruce and the band hold private rehearsals for the upcoming tour. Patti Scialfa is not present.
 
Bruce appears as musical performer for the second night of his "takeover" of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Bruce performs the live premiere of " Turn Back The Hands Of Time". "Don't Play That Song" was also performed, with The Roots joining in at the end, and was aired during Fallon's Thanksgiving Special on November 24. Fallon's other guests are Seth Rogan and Jeremy Pope.
 
 
Bruce Springsteen released the song on his 2022 album Only The Strong Survive.
 
 
The album was anounced with the single Do I love you ( indeed I do ). Do I love you ( indeed I do ) is the leading single from Only The Strong Survive album. It was released on digital platforms on 29 Sep 2022, the same time the album was officially announced. A music video for the song was simultaneously released on Bruce Springsteen's YouTube channel. The video was directed and edited by Thom Zimny. Only The Strong Survive is Bruce Springsteen's twenty-first studio album. It is officially released on 11 Nov 2022 on Columbia Records. It consists of 15 tracks, all of which are covers. This marks the second time that Springsteen releases a cover album following We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions in 2006. The album is "a collection of fifteen soul music greats," as described in the press release. It "celebrates soul music gems from the legendary catalogues of Motown, Gamble and Huff, Stax and many more." Springsteen commented: "I wanted to make an album where I just sang. And what better music to work with than the great American songbook of the Sixties and Seventies? I've taken my inspiration from Levi Stubbs, David Ruffin, Jimmy Ruffin, the Iceman Jerry Butler, Diana Ross, Dobie Gray, and Scott Walker, among many others. I've tried to do justice to them all and to the fabulous writers of this glorious music. My goal is for the modern audience to experience its beauty and joy, just as I have since I first heard it. I hope you love listening to it as much as I loved making it."
The announcement was made by Springsteen himself who addressed fans in a pre-recorded video posted online.
In anticipation to the announcement, Springsteen dropped hints on his social media accounts over the course of the previous three days. On 26 and 27 September, he shared each morning a photo of a road and of a steering wheel respectively, without any caption or comment. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On 28 September, he posted a 26-second promo clip of a vintage car FM radio dial turning to different stations and listening in for a few seconds, each station playing a different song from the upcoming album.
 
 
  
 
 
 
Only The Strong Survive track list:

Only the strong survive (Jerry Butler cover)
Soul days  (Dobie Gray cover)
Nightshift (Commodores cover)
Do I love you (Indeed I do ) (Frank Wilson cover)
The sun ain't gonna shine anymore (Frankie Valli cover)
Turn back the hands of time (Tyrone Davis cover)
When she was my girl (Four Tops cover)
Hey, Western Union Man (Jerry Butler cover)
I wish it would rain (The Temptations cover)
Don't play that song ( you lied ) (Ben E. King cover)
Any other way (Jackie Shane cover)
I forgot to be your lover (William Bell cover)
7 rooms of gloom (Four Tops cover)
What becomes of the brokenhearted (Jimmy Ruffin cover)
Someday we'll be together (Diana Ross & The Supremes cover) 
 
Media:
 
  • Snippet 
 
2023-01-16 Vogel (The), Red Bank, NJ
Bruce, along with Soozie and members of The E Street Choir, holds private rehearsals for the upcoming tour, trying out some different songs on the piano, including an instrumental version of "Out In The Street". Piano snippets could also be heard of "House Of A Thousand Guitars", "Because The Night", "The Rising", "Badlands", "Nightshift" (with bongos), "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)", "Don't Play That Song", "Glory Days", "Dancing In The Dark", and "Detroit Medley".
  

Songinfo

"Don't Play That Song (You Lied)" is a song written by Ahmet Ertegun and Betty Nelson, the wife of soul singer Ben E. King. It was first recorded by King and was the title track on his third album Don't Play That Song! (1962). 
 
 
  

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Don't play it no more
Don't play it no more
Don't play it no more
No, no, no, no, no, no, no

Don't play that song for me
It brings back memories
Of days that I once knew
The days that I spent with you

Oh no, don't let it play
It fills my heart with pain
Please stop it right away
I remember just what it said

It said, ("Darling, I love you") You know that you lied
("Darling, I love you") You know that you lied
("Darling, I love you") You know that you lied
(Hoo) You lied (hoo) You lied, lied, lied, lied

Remember on our first date?
You kissed me and you walked away
You were only seventeen
I never thought you'd act so mean

But baby, you told me you loved me
You told me you cared
You said, "I'll go with you darlin'
Almost anywhere." but baby you know that

("Darling, I love you") You know that you lied
("Darling, I love you") You know that you lied
("Darling, I love you") You know that you lied
(Hoo) You lied (hoo) You lied, lied, lied, lied

Don't play it no more
Don't play it no more
Stop it baby
No, no, no, no, no, no, no

Don't play it no more
Baby please, don't play it baby
Don't play it no more
No, no, no, no, no, no, stop it, baby

("Darling, I love you") You know that you lied
("Darling, I love you") You know that you lied
("Darling, I love you") Yes baby, you lied