Smokey Robinon and the Miracles - YOU' VE REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME

First performance: 21/10/2000


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song 6 times:
 
Always off-tour : 
 
2000-10-21 - HEDGEROW FARM, MIDDLETOWN, NJ
A $500-a-ticket charity benefit gala for "Special People United to Ride of Monmouth County", an organization that employs horseback riding as therapy for handicapped children. Springsteen joined Bobby Bandiera's band (house band for the night) on "Mystery Train" early in the evening. Later Bruce, along with Patti Scialfa, Jon Bon Jovi and Max Weinberg, took the stage for a 45-minute set of oldies. Springsteen signed and auctioned off one of his Stratocasters for $30,000 and then auctioned off a 1 hour private guitar lesson with himself that fetched a whopping $50,000!  
 
2002-04-13 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Rumson Country Day School Benefit
 
2002-04-14 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Rumson Country Day School Benefit
 
2004-04-25 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Rumson Country Day School Benefit
 
2010-01-23 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Ranney School Benefit
 
Bruce and Patti, along with Lisa Lowell, perform with Timepiece (Patti's brother Mike Scialfa's band) at a private party for friends. Bruce mainly played guitar that evening, but did provide lead vocals on "Oh, Pretty Woman" , "Born On The Bayou" and "Brown Eyed Girl". Springsteen's first known performance of Stevie Ray Vaughan's "The House Is Rockin'". 
 
 
 

Songinfo

"You've Really Got a Hold on Me" is a song written by Smokey Robinson which became a 1962 Top 10 hit single for The Miracles on Motown's Tamla label. "You've Really Got a Hold On Me" was written by Smokey Robinson while in New York in 1962 on business for Motown; he heard Sam Cooke's "Bring It On Home to Me", which was in the charts at the time, and — influenced by it — wrote the song in his hotel room.
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

I don't like you, but I love you,
Seems that I'm always thinking of you.
Oh, oh, oh, you treat me badly,
I love you madly, you really got a hold on me.
You really got a hold on me, baby,
I don't want you, but I need you,
Don't want to kiss you, but I need you.
Oh, oh, oh, you do me wrong now,
My love is strong now you really got a hold on me.
You really got a hold on me, baby,
I love you and all I want you to do is just hold me,
Hold me, hold me, hold me.
I want to leave you, don't want to stay here
Don't want to spend another day here.
Oh, oh, oh, I want to split now, I can't Baby,
I love you and all I want you to do is just hold me,
Hold me, hold me, hold me.
You really got a hold on me.
You really got a hold on me.
You really got a hold on me.
You really got a hold on me.
You really got a hold on me.