Four Preps ( The ) - LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE

First performance: 21/10/2006


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song 7 times:
7 consecutive times. All in October 2006 in Europe.
The live 24 Oct 2006 version was released on the Live In Dublin album and home video in 2007. 
 
2006-10-21 - ESTADIO CIUTAT DE VALÈNCIA, VALENCIA, SPAIN
the song was also soundchecked. Live premiere of "Love Of The Common People"
2006-10-22 - PLAZA DE TOROS DE GRANADA, GRANADA, SPAIN
 
2006-10-24 - PALAU SANT JORDI, BARCELONA, SPAIN
"Love Of The Common People" from this show is officially released on the Live In Dublin CD and DVD
 
2006-10-25 - PABELLÓN DEPORTIVO, SANTANDER, SPAIN
 
2006-10-28 - PARKEN STADIUM, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
 
2006-10-30 - GLOBE ARENA, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Love of the Common People" is a song written by John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins, eventually released in 1970 on John Hurley's album John Hurley Sings about People but first sung in January 1967 by The Four Preps.
 
 

Other cover versions

 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Living on free food tickets
Water in the milk from the hole in the roof
Where the rain came through
What can you do? Ooh ooh

Tears from your little sister
Crying because she doesn't have a dress without a patch
For the party to go
Oh but she know she'll get by

Because she's living in the love of the common people
Smiles from the heart of a family man
Daddy's gonna buy her a dream to cling to
Momma's gonna love her just as much as she can, as she can

It's a good thing you don't have bus fare
It would fall through the hole in your pocket
Then you'd lose it in the snow on the ground
Walking to town, find a job

Trying to keep your hands warm
But the hole in your shoe lets the snow come through
And it chills your bone
Boy you better go home where it's warm

Where you can live in the love of the common people
Smiles from the heart of a family man
Daddy's gonna buy you a dream to cling to
And your momma's gonna love you just as much as she can, as she can

Living on dreams ain't easy
But the closer the knit, the tighter the fit
And the chills stay away
You take 'em in stride for family pride

You know that faith is your foundation
And with a whole lot of love and a warm conversation
Now the course is prayer
Making you strong where you belong

Where you can live in the love of the common people
Be the pride in the heart of a family man
Daddy's gonna buy you a dream to cling to
And your momma's gonna love you just as much as she can, as she can

Where you should live in the love of the common people
Pride in the heart of a family man
Living in the love of the common people
Pride in the heart of a family man
Living in the love of the common