Jon Bon Jovi - SOMEDAY I'LL BE SATURDAY NIGHT 

First performance: 31/01/1998


Coverinfo

1998-01-31 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK, NJ

Jon Bon Jovi and Southside Johnny 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) /  
 

Songinfo

"Someday I'll Be Saturday Night" is a single by Bon Jovi. It is taken from their greatest hits album Cross Road. "Someday I'll Be Saturday Night" is about optimism in the face of adversity. The song's first verse introduces the characters Jim who struggles to find employment and is forced to sleep in his car, and Billie-Jean who was abused by her foster father and has turned to prostitution at the age of sixteen (remarking that the street-life ain't much better but at least I'm getting paid), mourning the loss of her childhood. The song's pre-chorus and chorus refer to life, luck and survival, looking forward to when times are better (the eponymous Saturday Night).The lyrics on the album is explicit.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

1999-04-28 - HALLE TONY GARNIER, LYON, FRANCE
All appearances with Springsteen:
 
  
 
1992-12-27 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ 
1993-04-03 - WESTFALENHALLE, DORTMUND, GERMANY
1994-07-16 - THE STONE PONY TENT, ASBURY PARK, NJ
1995-04-12 - CARNEGIE HALL, NEW YORK CITY, NY
1997-03-08 - TRADEWINDS, SEA BRIGHT, NJ 
1998-01-30 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK, NJ (rehearsal)
1998-01-31 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK, NJ (Come Together Benefit) 
1998-10-11 - SPRINGSTEEN RESIDENCE, COLTS NECK, NJ 
1999-04-28 - HALLE TONY GARNIER, LYON, FRANCE  
1999-12-04 - THE DIASCO RESIDENCE, COLTS NECK, NJ (Doug Flutie Autism Foundation Benefit)
2000-10-21 - HEDGEROW FARM, MIDDLETOWN, NJ 
2003-04-29 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK, NJ 
2003-04-30 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ 
2003-12-07 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2006-12-12 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK, NJ
2008-04-13 - AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER, DALLAS, TX 
2008-12-22 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK, NJ 
2012-11-02 - STUDIO 6A, GE BUILDING, ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK CITY, NY 
2012-12-12 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY (The Concert For Sandy Relief)
 

Lyrics

Hey, man, I'm alive, I'm taking each day a night at a time
I'm feelin' like a Monday but someday I'll be Saturday night

Hey, my name is Jim, where did I go wrong
My life's a bargain basement, all the good shit's gone
I just can't hold a job, where do I belong
I'm sleeping in my car, my dreams move on

My name is Billie Jean, my love was bought and sold
I'm only sixteen, I feel a hundred years old
My foster daddy went, took my innocence away
The street life ain't much better, but at least I'm getting paid

And Tuesday just might go my way, it can't get worse than yesterday
Thursdays, Fridays ain't been kind but somehow I'll survive

Hey, man, I'm alive, I'm takin' each day a night at a time
Yeah I'm down, but I know I'll get by
Hey hey hey hey, man, gotta live my life
Like I ain't got nothin' but this roll of the dice
I'm feelin' like a Monday, but someday I'll be Saturday night

Now I can't say my name and tell you where I am
I want to blow myself away, don't know if I can
I wish that I could be in some other time and place
With someone else's soul, someone else's face

Oh, Tuesday just might go my way, it can't get worse than yesterday
Thursdays, Fridays ain't been kind but somehow I'll survive

Hey, man, I'm alive, I'm takin' each day and night at a time
Yeah I'm down, but I know I'll get by
Hey hey hey hey, man, gotta live my life
I'm gonna pick up all the pieces and what's left of my pride
I'm feelin' like a Monday, but someday I'll be Saturday night

[Guitar solo]

Alright, now
Oooh
Saturday night
Here we go

Someday I'll be Saturday night
I'll be back on my feet, I'll be doin' alright
It may not be tomorrow, baby, that's ok
I ain't goin' down, I'm gonna find a way, hey hey hey

Hey, man, I'm alive, I'm takin' each day a night at a time
Yeah, I'm down, but I know I'll get by
Hey hey hey hey, man, I'm gonna live my life
Like I ain't got nothin' but this roll of the dice
I'm feelin' like a Monday, but someday I'll be Saturday night
Oh-oh, I'm feelin' like a Monday, but someday I'll be Saturday night

Oh-oh oh
Saturday Night, yeah
Alright, alright
Saturday Night, yeah