Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes - SHE GOT ME WHERE SHE WANTS ME

First performance: 12/05/1977


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song 3 times in 1977 : 
 

Two concerts tonight were originally scheduled (along with the two shows the following night) as regular Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes gigs. However Southside became ill (suffering from a recurring throat ailment) and couldn't perform so Steven Van Zandt came to the rescue by organizing The Asbury Park All-Star Revue - a combination of The Asbury Jukes, The E Street Band, Ronnie Spector and Springsteen. Due to Southside's illness and a lack of time for Van Zandt to prepare to lead, tonight's two shows were rearranged into a single concert starting at midnight. Van Zandt was the lead vocalist (with Bruce on guitar/background vocals) on most of the tracks .
 
THIS TIME IT'S FOR REAL / GOT TO GET YOU OFF MY MIND / WITHOUT LOVE / SHE GOT ME WHERE SHE WANTS ME / LOVE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF TOWN / LITTLE BY LITTLE / IT AIN'T THE MEAT (IT'S THE MOTION) / WHEN YOU DANCE / BABY, I LOVE YOU (with Ronnie Spector) / WALKING IN THE RAIN (with Ronnie Spector) / SAY GOODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD ( with Ronnie Spector) / BE MY BABY (with Ronnie Spector) / THE FEVER / I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME / HAVING A PARTY / YOU MEAN SO MUCH TO ME (with Ronnie Spector) / THUNDER ROAD / RENDEZVOUS / BACKSTREETS / BORN TO RUN 
 
 
 
 
Photo Billy Smith  
 
1977-05-13 - MONMOUTH ARTS CENTER, RED BANK, NJ

During both the early (first show) and  Late (second show):  
Two separate admission shows. Independent recollections from those present indicate that Springsteen was on stage for the entirety of both shows. The gigs were originally scheduled as a standard Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes gig. However Southside became ill and couldn't perform so Steven Van Zandt came to the rescue by organizing The Asbury Park All-Star Revue - a combination of The Asbury Jukes, The E Street Band, Ronnie Spector and Springsteen. Van Zandt was the lead vocalist (with Bruce on guitar/background vocals) on most of the tracks .
 
 
 
Late  
 
 
 
 
Thanks Daniel Dee for helping on this page.  
 

Songinfo

from the album this time its for real

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

I know all you guys been talkin'
'Bout how I ain't hangin' out like I used to
But if you wonder why I ain't been coming around
Stayin' out late
It's 'cause I got somethin' at home keeping me straight
I want to tell you a story
I want to tell you all about my girl
She's the sweetest little woman in the whole dogone world
She said that she needs me, I know it's true
Nobody's ever loved me the way that she do
You know the little girl has got me where she wants me
Got me where she wants me
Got me where she wants me
And I don't mind
I don't mind
Is it the way that she walks?
No, but she moves so fine
Is it the way that she baby talks?
No, but you know that drives me out of my mind
She's tight dresses and lipstick - my style
Pretty little angel was born to make me smile
The little girl has got me where she wants me
Got me where she wants me
Got me where she wants me
And I don't mind
Early one morning I discovered that she opened my eyes
Hey pretty baby, are you looking for a lover?
Well, I want to give you the rest of my life
Listen to me, baby
She'll never turn her back and walk away
'Cause she knows I'm gonna love her each and every day
I'd even work two jobs and give her my money
Just because her love is so much sweeter than honey
Gonna love me right
She's my shelter and my light
You know the little girl has got me where she wants me
Got me where she wants me
Got me where she wants me
And I don't mind
Baby, I don't mind
I'm gonna work two jobs
I don't mind all
I've to give my baby my love
I've got to give her my love
'Cause she got got got got me
She got got got got me
She got me right where she wants me
And that's wehere I wanna stay