Alejandro Escovedo  - Always a friend

First performance: 14/04/2008


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song 4 times:
 
Always together with Alejandro Escovedo. The first performance was during the magic tour and the song was officially released on the on the EP Magic Tour's "highlights".
 
  
 
In April 2008, it was announced that Alejandro Escovedo will be managed by Jon Landau (Bruce Springsteen's longtime manager) and Barbara Carr. During the 14 Apr 2008 Magic Tour show at Toyota Center in Houston, TX, Springsteen paid homage to Escovedo stating that he "has been making great music for a long, long time". Escovedo took the stage and performed always a friend, the lead single from his then-forthcoming album Real Animal, as a duet with Springsteen. 
Bruce joins Alejandro Escovedo on stage at the Pony for three songs

2011-01-15 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK
Bruce guests at the 11th annual Light Of Day benefit for Parkinson's disease.
Bruce makes a surprise appearance at the conclusion of the 30th annual Austin Music Awards, joining Alejandro Escovedo and his band along with Joe Ely for four songs, including Escovedo's "Always a Friend".
 

Songinfo

Always a friend is a song written by Alejandro Escovedo and Chuck Prophet and released on Escovedo's 2008 album Real Animal. It is the album's opener and first single. The album was released on Back Porch Records on 24 Jun 2008 and the single was released on 22 Apr 2008.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

 
In April 2008, it was announced that Alejandro Escovedo will be managed by Jon Landau (Bruce Springsteen's longtime manager) and Barbara Carr. During the 14 Apr 2008 Magic Tour show at Toyota Center in Houston, TX, Springsteen paid homage to Escovedo stating that he "has been making great music for a long, long time". 
 
"Coming out of New Jersey, I’ve always been a big fan of the Texas songwriters... so I always like coming down this way to get a chance to see a few of my friends, folks whose work I admire, there’s been a fellow, one fellow who’s been, been putting out good records for so long, he’s gonna come up and he’s got a new record coming out on June 10th: Alejandro Escovedo .." 
 
 
 

Lyrics

Wasn't I always a friend to you?
Wasn't I always a friend to you?
Do you wanna be my friend? (ooh ooh)
Do you wanna be my friend? (ooh ooh)

Every once in a while honey let your love show
Every once in a while honey let yourself go
Nobody gets hurt, no, no (ooh ooh)
Nobody gets hurt

We came here as two, we laid down as one
I don't care if I'm not your only one
What I see in you, you see in me
But if I be wrong smoke my smoke, drink my wine
Bury my snakeskin boots somewhere I'll never find
Still be your lover baby
O-o, o-o o-o

Wasn't I always a friend to you?
Wasn't I always a friend to you?
Do you wanna be my friend? (ohh ooh)
Do you wanna be my friend? (ooh ooh)

Every once in a while, honey let yourself go
Every once in a while, honey let your love show
Nobody gets hurt, no, no (ooh ooh)
Nobody gets hurt

Well, I could be an astronaut on the wrong side of the moon
Or wrapped up like a baby on a bus under you
Where ever I go you go with me
But if I do you wrong, take the master suite, I'll take the floor
Sleep in late, get your rest, I'll catch up on mine
Still be your lover baby
O-o, o-o o-o

Wasn't I always a friend to you?
Wasn't I always a friend to you?

Every once in a while, honey let your love show
Every once in a while, honey let yourself go, go!
Nobody gets hurt, it's only love, love, love
O-o, o-o o-o