Beach Boys ( The ) - Do it again

First performance: 21/10/1999


Coverinfo

Bruce soundchecked the song once:
 
He never played it in the regular show
 
1999-10-21 - STAPLES CENTER, LOS ANGELES, CA
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Do It Again" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for the Beach Boys, released as a single on July 8, 1968. It was written as a self-conscious callback to the group's earlier surf-based material, which they had not embraced since 1964. Lead vocals were shared between Love and Wilson. The song was issued only two weeks after the release of the band's album Friends, with the album track "Wake the World" as its B-side. "Do It Again" has been rerecorded once by the band (in 2011), once by Wilson as a solo artist (in 1995), and twice by Love as a solo artist (in 1996 and 2017). Its "did-it" vocal hook was a direct influence on Eric Carmen's "She Did It" (1977), ABBA's "On and On and On" (1980), and Hall & Oates' "Did It in a Minute" (1982).
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

1963-07-00 - 68 SOUTH STREET, FREEHOLD, NJ
 
The surf music craze, which had been largely confined to California during the previous year, finally explodes nationally in the U.S.A. during the summer of 1963, with four huge-selling singles released (and all charting top five or better) in rapid succession: "Pipeline" (May 1963 - The Chantays), "Surfin' U.S.A." (June 1963 - The Beach Boys), "Surf City" (July 1963 - Jan and Dean) and "Wipe Out" (August 1963 - The Surfaris). Springsteen is heavily influenced by these four singles, particularly over the course of the next twelve months.
 
source: Brucebase
 
The 2019 studio album "Western Stars", released on June 14, 2019 is stated by Bruce as heavily influenced by "Southern California pop music" of the 1970s, including artists such as Glen Campbell and Burt Bacharach. 
 
 
 

Lyrics

In the mornin' you go gunnin' for the man who stole your water
And you fire till he is done in but they catch you at the border
And the mourners are all singin' as they drag you by your feet
But the hangman isn't hangin' and they put you on the street
You go back, Jack, do it again, wheels turinin' 'round and 'round
You go back, Jack, do it again
When you know she's no high climber then you find your only friend
In a room with your two timer, and you're sure you're near the end
Then you love a little wild one, and she brings you only sorrow
All the time you know she's smilin'; you'll be on your knees tomorrow
You go back, Jack, do it again, wheels turinin' 'round and 'round
You go back, Jack, do it again
Now you swear and kick and beg us that you're not a gamblin' man;
Then you find you're back in Vegas with a handle in your hand
Your black cards can make you money so you hide them when you're able
In the land of milk and honey you must put them on the table
You go back, Jack, do it again, wheels turinin' 'round and 'round
You go back, Jack, do it again