Michael Strollo - COULD DIE YOUNG TONIGHT

First performance: 25/02/2012


Coverinfo

 
Bruce makes a surprise appearance at a gig to celebrate the life of his long-time personal trainer Tony Strollo, who passed away on February 7, 2012 at age 40. Springsteen is backed by Boccigalupe & The Badboys. Prior to the set with Bocci, Bruce played guitar while Tony's brother Michael sung "Could Die Young Tonight". The "Detroit Medley" is an unusual version featuring just "Devil With The Blue Dress On", "Good Golly Miss Molly", and "Jenny Take A Ride" (no "C.C. Rider"). 
 
 
 
 

Songinfo

Exit 105 was a rock band from Long Branch, New Jersey that performed mostly original compositions. Founded in 2002, its members in 2004 when they performed with Springsteen were Michael Strollo ( Tony Strollo's brother ) (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Steve Carter (drums), Art Hoffer (lead guitar, backup vocals), and Anthony Bagliore (rhythm guitar, backup vocals).
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Bruce performed with the Michael Strollo's group Exit 105 in :

 
Concert for Flood Aid, benefiting Pennsylvanians who suffered damage from Hurricane Ivan in September. Bruce joins opener Exit 105 for their final song, "All Along The Watchtower".
 
 

Lyrics

Devil's on the rise with his old bag of hope
Man's down on his luck with the same hope for a rope
Watching above as her tears turn to rain
Our world's mistakes into someone else's pain

I could die young tonight I'll sell all my blessings for free
Just when you think you're lost look though another's eyes
Their tears their fears their laughter their thoughts their worries their cries
Live this life with no regret in the end there's nothing left
It's hard enough just to find a friend instead of listening they just pretend

I could die young tonight I'll sell all my blessings for free
I could die young tonight I'll sell all my blessings for free

He yelled she cried they told us lies my heart just won't give in
Her pain my reign this simple game this world's driving me insane
Well, I'm gone I'm gone I'm gone away gone away to a better day
I'm gone I'm gone I'm gone away

Looking though the world with closed eyes you'll be surprised just to realize
Like a shot on the chin that knocks you down to size
Don't look down don't look down
Be my friend and then my lover when were in public don't blow my cover
When you grow I just suffer living your life just to please another

I could die young tonight I'll sell all my blessings for free
I could die young tonight I'll sell all my blessings for free

He yelled she cried they told us lies my heart just won't give in
Her pain my reign this simple game this world's driving me insane
Well, I'm gone I'm gone I'm gone away gone away to a better day
I'm gone I'm gone I'm gone away