Joe Ely - All Just To Get To You

First performance: 14/09/1995


Coverinfo

Bruce played the song 7 times:
 
Always together with Joe Ely
 
  • The Reunion Tour 
2000-04-17 - FRANK ERWIN CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
 
  • The Rising Tour 
2003-03-02 - FRANK ERWIN CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
 
  • The Magic Tour 
    2008-04-14 - TOYOTA CENTER, HOUSTON
    The song featured a guest appearance by Joe Ely. During this show Bruce was also joined onstage by Alejandro Escovedo for "Always A Friend"
     
     
     
    • Off tour 
    1995-09-14 - THE VIPER ROOM, WEST HOLLYWOOD
     
    1996-03-17 - THE MEAN FIDDLER, DUBLIN, IRELAND
    First performances in Europe of "All Just To Get To You" and "Oh, Boy!", as well as "Long Tall Sally". "Fingernails" is played in a medley with snippets of "That Black Snake Moan", "Matchbox", and "Buddy Brown's Blues" .
     
    2001-10-18 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK
    Alliance of Neighbors benefit concert with, as well as Bruce, Bon Jovi, Phoebe Snow, Joe Ely, and more. Garry Tallent, the night's musical director, Max Weinberg, and Patti Scialfa are all present. Members of the Pilgrim Baptist Church Celestial Choir of Red Bank, including The Alliance Singers, featuring Michelle Moore, participate in Bruce's set. The shows are to benefit local victims of the September 11 tragedy.
     
    2001-10-19 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK
    Alliance of Neighbors Benefit
     

    Songinfo

    All just to get to you is a song written by Joe Ely and Will Sexton and released on Ely's 1995 album Letter To Laredo. Bruce also contributed to the studio recording of this song providing back-up vocals, also on 'I’m a thousand miles from home' ( the album was called 'Letter To Laredo' ). Springsteen travelled to Austin around spring 1995 and joined Ely in studio to record his parts. The album was recorded at Spur Studios (Joe Ely's home studio) in Austin, TX. 
     
     
     

    Other cover versions

    Bruce on the artist

    2003-03-02 - FRANK ERWIN CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
     
    "Gonna bring out my good friend Joe Ely down and play with us, come on up....out of a great city of songwriters, the talent that´s come out of Texas, Joe´s one of my very favorites, man.."
     
    Bruce also contributed to the studio recording of this song providing back-up vocals, also on 'I’m a thousand miles from home' ( the album was called 'Letter To Laredo' ). Springsteen travelled to Austin around spring 1995 and joined Ely in studio to record his parts.
    Joe Elly had occasionally 17 performances together with Bruce Springsteen : Joe Ely (born February 9, 1947, Amarillo, TX) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist whose music touches on honky-tonk, Texas Country, Tex-Mex and rock and roll. He has had a genre-crossing career, performing with Bruce Springsteen, Uncle Tupelo, Los Super Seven, The Clancy Brothers and James McMurtry in addition to his early work with The Clash and more recent acoustic tours with Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, and Guy Clark.
      All appearances with Springsteen:

      1993-05-19 - NATIONAL STADIUM, DUBLIN, IRELAND 
      1993-05-20 - RDS ARENA, DUBLIN, IRELAND
      1993-06-24 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD
      1993-06-26 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY

      1995-04-00 - SPUR STUDIOS, AUSTIN
      Joe Ely recording session

      1995-09-14 - THE VIPER ROOM, WEST HOLLYWOOD
      1996-01-25 - AUSTIN MUSIC HALL, AUSTIN
      1996-03-17 - THE MEAN FIDDLER, DUBLIN, IRELAND 

      1996-09-29 - SEVERANCE HALL, CLEVELAND, OH
      Woody Guthrie Tribute Concert

      2000-04-17 - FRANK ERWIN CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN

      2001-10-18 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK
      Alliance of Neighbors Benefit

      2001-10-19 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK
      Alliance of Neighbors Benefit

      2003-03-02 - FRANK ERWIN CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN
      2008-04-14 - TOYOTA CENTER, HOUSTON
      2012-03-14 - AUSTIN MUSIC HALL, AUSTIN
      2012-03-15 - MOODY THEATER, AUSTIN
      2014-05-06 - CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION, HOUSTON
       

      Lyrics

      I have stumbled on the plains
      Staggered in the wind
      Stood at a crossroad or two
      Cried to a river
      Swept to the sea
      All just to get to you

      I have jumped a yellow cab
      Hopped a rusty freight
      Sang till my lips turned blue
      Flown a silver bird
      On tops of the clouds
      All just to get to you

      I ran too hard, I played too rough
      I gave my love not near enough
      I bled too red, I cried too blue
      I beat my fist against the moon
      All just to get to you

      I have run from Saint Paul
      To Wichita Falls
      Called you from sunny Baton Rouge
      I hocked everything
      From my watch to my ring
      All just to get to you

      I ran too hard, I played too rough
      I gave my love not near enough
      I bled too red, I cried too blue
      I beat my fist against the moon
      All just to get to you

      From the California Shore
      Where the mighty ocean roars
      To the lands of the Hopi and the Sioux
      Ely and Springsteen: I walked the desert sands
      Crossed the Rio Grande
      All just to get to you

      I have stumbled on the plains
      Staggered in the wind
      Stood at a crossroad or two
      Cried to a river
      Swept to the sea
      All just to get to you

      I ran too hard, I played too rough
      I gave my love not near enough
      I bled too red, I cried too blue
      I beat my fist against the moon
      All just to get to you
      All just to get to you
      All just to get to you
      All just to get to you