Beatles ( The ) - DAY TRIPPER

First performance: 23/05/1999


Coverinfo

As far as it's known, Bruce has never performed Day tripper live in full, however, Garry Tallent and Steven Van Zandt occasionally played a snippet from the song as their solo during Tenth avenue Freeze-out on The Reunion Tour.  
 
1999-05-23 - EARLS COURT, LONDON, ENGLAND ( Steven Van Zandt )
 
1999-05-29 - PARKBÜHNE WUHLHEIDE, BERLIN, GERMANY ( Steven Van Zandt )
 
 
 
 
1999-06-15 - STADION AM BIEBERER BERG, OFFENBACH, GERMANY ( Garry Tallent )
 

Songinfo

"Day Tripper" is a song by the Beatles that was released as a double A-side single with "We Can Work It Out" in December 1965. Written primarily by John Lennon, it was credited to the Lennon–McCartney partnership. Both songs were recorded during the sessions for the band's Rubber Soul album.
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

 
"The Beatles were cool. They were classical, formal, and created the idea of an independent unit where everything could come out of your garage. The "Meet the Beatles" album cover, those four head shots. I remember, I seen 'em at J. J. Newberry's. It was the first thing I saw when you ran down to the five–and–ten cent store. There were no record stores. There weren't enough records, I don't think, in those days. There was a little set by the toys where they sold a few albums. And I remember running in and seeing that album cover with those four headshots. It was like the silent gods of Olympus. Your future was just sort of staring you in the face. I remember thinking, "That's too cool. I'm never gonna get there, man, never." And then in some fanzine I came across a picture of the Beatles in Hamburg. And they had on the leather jackets and the slick–backed pompadours, they had acned faces. I said, hey, "Wait a minute, those are the guys I grew up with, only they were Liverpool wharf rats." So minus their Nehru jackets and the haircuts – so these guys, they're kids. They're a lot cooler than me, but they're still kids. There must be a way to get there from here.  "
 
 
 

Lyrics

Got a good reason
For taking the easy way out
Got a good reason
For taking the easy way out, now
She was a day tripper
One way ticket, yeah
It took me so long to find out
And I found out

She's a big teaser
She took me half the way there
She's a big teaser
She took me half the way there, now
She was a day tripper
One way ticket, yeah
It took me so long to find out
And I found out

Aah, aah, aah, aah, aah, aah

Tried to please her
She only played one night stands
Tried to please her
She only played one night stands, now
She was a day tripper
Sunday driver, yeah
It took me so long to find out
And I found out

Day tripper
Day tripper, yeah
Day tripper
Day tripper, yeah
Day tripper...