Beatles ( The ) - Something

First performance: 03/12/2001


Bruce performed the song only once:
Performed only once during the first night of the 2001 Christmas concerts. Multiple guests and a fantastic setlist. The entire E Street Band except Roy Bittan and Steven Van Zandt joins the Max Weinberg 7 as the band. "Something" and "My Sweet Lord" are played by Bruce as a tribute to George Harrison who passed away recently.


"Something" is a song by the Beatles, written by George Harrison and released on the band's 1969 album Abbey Road. It was also issued as a single, coupled with another track from the album, "Come Together". "Something" was the first Harrison composition released as a Beatles A-side and the only Harrison composition to top the US charts before the Beatles' breakup. "Something" drew praise from the Beatles' primary songwriters John Lennon and Paul McCartney; Lennon stated that "Something" was the best song on Abbey Road, and McCartney considered it the best song Harrison had written.

Bruce on the artist

During the 2012 SXSW Keynote Address

"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. "



Something in the way she moves
Attracts me like no other lover
Something in the way she woos me

I don't want to leave her now
You know I believe and how

Somewhere in her smile she knows
That I don't need no other lover
Something in her style that shows me

Don't want to leave her now
You know I believe and how

You're asking me will my love grow
I don't know, I don't know
You stick around now it may show
I don't know, I don't know

Something in the way she knows
And all I have to do is think of her
Something in the things she shows me

Don't want to leave her now
You know I believe and how