Byrds ( The ) - Mr. Spaceman

First performance: 05/10/2008


Coverinfo

Bruce used the song only once:
 
2008-10-05 - OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, COLUMBUS, OH

Second of Bruce's three city solo mini-tour in support of Barack Obama's presidential bid. Springsteen does his to date only, ever (partial) performance of "Mr. Spaceman", in honor of astronaut and former senator John Glenn who also appears at the rally. Partial as intro to The Promised Land.
 
 

Songinfo

"Mr. Spaceman" is a song by the American rock band the Byrds and was the third track on their 1966 album, Fifth Dimension. It was released as the third single from the album in September 1966.
 

Bruce on the artist

Bruce performed 5 times with Roger Mc Guinn:
 
 
 
2009-05-03 Madison Square Garden, New York City
2008-04-23 Amway Arena, Orlando
1991-01-16 Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City
1990-10-29 Petty Residence, San Fernando Valley, CA
1975-10-23 Gerde's Folk City, New York City
 
Roger Mc Guinn on Bruce :
 
"Bruce is tremendous. We’re not close buddies, but we respect each other and we’re friendly. When Bruce played Orlando in 2008, he sent a car out for me so I could come and play along with him. I did "Turn, Turn, Turn" and "Mr. Tambourine Man."
 
In the dvd "stories, songs and friends" of Roger Mc Guinn, Bruce explore Roger's influence on the music of The Byrds and on his own music.
 

Lyrics

Woke up this morning with light in my eyes
And then realized it was still dark outside
It was a light coming down from the sky
I don't know who or why
Must be those strangers that come every night
Those saucer shaped lights put people uptight
Leave blue green footprints that glow in the dark
I hope they get home alright
Hey, Mr. Spaceman
Won't you please take me along
I won't do anything wrong
Hey, Mr. Spaceman
Won't you please take me along for a ride
Woke up this morning, I was feeling quite weird
Had flies in my beard, my toothpaste was smeared
Over my window, they'd written my name
Said, "So long, we'll see you again"
Hey, Mr. Spaceman
Won't you please take me along
I won't do anything wrong
Hey, Mr. Spaceman
Won't you please take me along for a ride
Hey, Mr. Spaceman
Won't you please take me along
I won't do anything wrong
Hey, Mr. Spaceman
Won't you please take me along for a ride