Jesse Malin - WENDY

First performance: 5/12/2003


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song 3 times, always together with Jesse Malin on stage
 
 
 
2003-12-05 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
Performed with Jesse Malin during the first night of the Christmas Benefit shows in 2003. Some of the proceeds are donated to the Asbury Park High School band, along with 30 instruments.
 
2003-12-07 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
Performed with Jesse Malin. 
 
2003-12-08 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
Performed with Jesse Malin 
 

Songinfo

Taken from Jesse Malin's album The Fine Art of Self Destruction (2002) .  
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Malin contributed to two cover albums, first he covered "Hungry Heart" for Light of Day: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and then he recorded a cover of The Clash's "Death Or Glory" on the tribute White Riot Vol. 2: A Tribute to The Clash. By November 2003 he was back in the studio recording tracks his second album, The Heat, which was released in June 2004. Malin's album, Glitter in the Gutter was released on March 20, 2007. It featured a duet with Bruce Springsteen on "Broken Radio." A music video was also made to accompany "Broken Radio." 
 
 
 

Lyrics

Wendy left me all alone
No postcard or telephone
Wintertime down by the beach
In a jukebox bar way out of reach
She liked Tom Waits and the poet's hat
Sixties Kinks and Kerouac
Through the night her tailights fade
Her selection never played
I don't know I don't know I don't know why
Checkin' the tears and the light in your eyes
I don't know I don't know I don't know
If my little baby will make it alone
Wendy took me with a smile
Country lips and Bacall style
Through Tangiers or to Bombay
Her self-portrait in the USA
I don't know I don't know I don't know why
Checkin' the tears and the light in your eyes
I don't know I don't know I don't know
If my little baby will make it alone
Dreams
Dyin' slowly
We don't want to be alone
Dreams
Dark and holy
We don't want to be alone
Thinking the things that I can't erase
Hole in my heart and a gun in my face
Feeling the things that I can't describe
I don't know I don't know I don't know why
Dreams
Dyin' slowly
We don't want to be alone
Dreams
Dark and holy
We don't want to be alone
Wendy
Let down
Wendy
Get down
I don't know I don't know I don't know why, etc.