Kai Winding and his Orchestra - Time Is On My Side

First performance: 29/04/2007


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song 3 times:

2007-04-29 - STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Private benefit/fundraising gig for the Ranney School of Tinton Falls, NJ (Bruce had performed here at a similar benefit for the Ranney school in September 2006). This show was not related to the Rumson Country Day School (RCDS) benefits that Springsteen had performed at every year (2002-2006) during April-May. Bruce is backed by Bobby Bandiera and his band.

2008-05-13 - STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Annual benefit for the Ranney School for teachers and parents, backed by Bobby Bandiera and his band. Patti Scialfa takes shared vocals on the song.
 
2009-10-17 - STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
A benefit for Bruce's son's school. Bruce is backed by Bobby Bandiera's band. atti Scialfa takes shared vocals on the song.
 

Songinfo

"Time Is on My Side" is a song written by Jerry Ragovoy (using the pseudonym "Norman Meade"). First recorded by jazz trombonist Kai Winding and his Orchestra in 1963, it was covered (with additional lyrics by Jimmy Norman) by both soul singer Irma Thomas and the Rolling Stones in 1964.
 

Other cover versions

  • The Rolling Stones recorded two versions of the song in 1964. The first version (a looser arrangement featuring a briefer, organ-only intro), recorded in London in June 1964, was released as a single in the US, on September 25, 1964, and was included the following month on their US album 12 X 5. The second version (more tightly arranged and featuring guitar in the intro), recorded in Chicago on November 8, 1964, was released in the UK on January 15, 1965, on The Rolling Stones No. 2. The later recording is the version that receives airplay and appears on most "best of" compilations. Both versions incorporate elements of Irma Thomas's recording, including spoken-word interjections in the chorus, a monologue in the middle of the song, and distinctive lead guitar.
  • Irma Thomas


Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Time is on my side, yes it is
Time is on my side, yes it is
Now you all were saying that you want to be free
But you'll come runnin' back (I said you would baby)
You'll come runnin' back (like I told you so many times before)
You'll come runnin' back to me, yeah
Time is on my side, yes it is
Time is on my side, yes it is
You're searching for good times but just wait and see
You'll come runnin' back (I said you would darling)
You'll come runnin back (spend the rest of life with ya baby)
You'll come runnin' back to me
Go ahead baby, go ahead, go ahead and light up the town
And baby, do anything your heart desires
Remember, I'll always be around
And I know, I know like I told you so many times before
You're gonna come back
Yeah you're going to come back baby
Knockin', yeah knockin' right on my door, yeah
Time is on my side, yes it is
Time is on my side, yes it is
'Cause I got the real love, the kind that you need
You'll come runnin' back (I knew you would one day)
You'll come runnin' back (baby I told you before)
You'll come runnin' back to me, yeah
Time, time, time is on my side, yes it is, I said
Time, time, time is on my side, yes it is, I said
Time, time, time is on my side