Dave Mason - ONLY YOU KNOW AND I KNOW

First performance: 11/12/1971


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song only once:
 
1971-12-11 - STUDENT PRINCE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

One show, with The Bruce Springsteen Band the sole act on the bill. A typical Bruce Springsteen Band gig at this club consisted of four 40 minute sets separated by healthy intermissions (2½ hrs total playing time). The mentioned partial setlist (Coming home / Walking the dog /Only you and I know) is from an audience recording that probably dates from this December period and probably comes from this venue. Precise details cannot be determined. 
 
 
 

Songinfo

The original artist was Dave Mason But "Only You Know And I Know", was released in September of 1971 by Delaney & Bonnie and went Top 20 within a month. Previously recorded twice in 1970 by Mason on his Alone Together album and on the Delaney & Bonnie On Tour with Eric Clapton classic live lp, this hit version starts off with a simple guitar and Delaney's voice. Bonnie coming in with the second set of lyrics.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Only you know and I know
All the love that we've got to show
So don't refuse to believe it
By reading too many meanings
Cause you know that I mean what I say
So don't go and ever take me the wrong way
You know you can't go on gettin' your own way
Cause if you do it's gonna get you someday
I appear to be pleasin'
Oh no no not deceivin'
But it's hard to believe it
Aw, yeah when you been so mistreated
Cause you know that I mean what I say
So don't go and ever take me the wrong way
You know you can't go on gettin' your own way
Cause if you do it's gonna get you someday
If I seem to mislead you
It's just my craziness comin' through
But when it comes down to just two
Aw I ain't no crazier than you
Cause you know that I mean what I say
So don't go and ever take me the wrong way
You know you can't go on gettin' your own way
Cause if you do it's gonna get you someday
Only you know and I know
All the love that we've got to show
So don't refuse to believe it
By reading too many meanings