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The Hitter

Dit nummer is 60 x live gespeeld .

Dit nummer is door 2970 gebruikers live gehoord.

Eerste keer gespeeld op: 13/11/1996

Laatste keer gespeeld op: 13/11/2005

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Come to the door, Ma, and unlock the chain
I was just passin' through and got caught in the rain
There's nothin' I want, nothin' that you need say
Just let me lie down for a while and I'll be on my way

I was no more than a kid when you put me on the Southern Queen
With the police on my back I fled to New Orleans
I fought in the dockyards and with the money I made
I knew the fight was my home and blood was my trade

Baton Rouge, Ponchatoula, and Lafayette town
Well they paid me their money, Ma, I knocked the men down
I did what I did well it come easily
Restraint and mercy, Ma, were always strangers to me

I fought champion Jack Thompson in a field full of mud
Rain poured through the tent to the canvas and mixed with our blood
In the twelfth I slipped my tongue over my broken jaw
I stood over him and pounded his bloody body into the floor

Well the bell rang and rang and still I kept on
'Till I felt my glove leather slip 'tween his skin and bone

Then the women and the money came fast and the days I lost track
The women red, the money green, but the numbers were black
I fought for the men in their silk suits to lay down their bets
I took my good share, Ma, I have no regrets

Then I took the fix at the state armory with big John McDowell
From high in the rafters I watched myself fall

As they raised his arm my stomach twisted and the sky it went black
I stuffed my bag with their good money and I never looked back

Understand, in the end, Ma, every man plays the game
If you know me one different then speak out his name
Ma, if my voice now you don't recognize
Then just open the door and look into your dark eyes
I ask of you nothin', not a kiss not a smile,
Just open the door and let me lie down for a while

Now the gray rain's fallin' and my ring fightin's done
So in the work fields and alleys I take all who'll come
If you're a better man than me then just step to the line
Show me your money and speak out your crime
Now there's nothin' I want, Ma, nothin' that you need say
Just let me lie down for a while and I'll be on my way

Tonight in the shipyard a man draws a circle in the dirt
I move to the center and I take off my shirt

I study him for the cuts, the scars, the pain,
Man, nor time can erase
I move hard to the left and I strike to the face
Gespeeld in:
13/11/1996Landmark Theatre, Syracuse, NYVerenigde Staten
21/04/2005Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJVerenigde Staten
22/04/2005Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJVerenigde Staten
25/04/2005Fox Theatre, Detroit, MIVerenigde Staten
28/04/2005Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TXVerenigde Staten
30/04/2005Glendale Arena, Glendale, AZVerenigde Staten
02/05/2005Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, CAVerenigde Staten
03/05/2005Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, CAVerenigde Staten
05/05/2005Paramount Theatre, Oakland, CAVerenigde Staten
07/05/2005The Lecture Hall, Denver, COVerenigde Staten
10/05/2005Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MNVerenigde Staten
11/05/2005Rosemont Theatre, Chicago, ILVerenigde Staten
14/05/2005Patriot Center, Fairfax, VAVerenigde Staten
15/05/2005CSU Convocation Center, Cleveland, OHVerenigde Staten
17/05/2005Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PAVerenigde Staten
19/05/2005The Theater at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJVerenigde Staten
20/05/2005Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MAVerenigde Staten
24/05/2005The Point, DublinIerland
27/05/2005Royal Albert Hall, LondenGroot BrittanniŽ
28/05/2005Royal Albert Hall, LondenGroot BrittanniŽ
30/05/2005Forest National, BrusselBelgiŽ
01/06/2005Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, BadalonaSpanje
02/06/2005Palacio De Deportes, MadridSpanje
04/06/2005Palamalaguti Arena, BolognaItaliŽ
06/06/2005Palalottomatica Sport Palace, RomeItaliŽ
07/06/2005Mediolanum Forum, MilaanItaliŽ
13/06/2005Olympia Hall, MŁnchenDuitsland
15/06/2005Festhalle, Frankfurt am MainDuitsland
16/06/2005Phillipshalle, DŁsseldorfDuitsland
19/06/2005Ahoy, RotterdamNederland
20/06/2005AccorHotels Arena, ParijsFrankrijk
22/06/2005Forum, KopenhagenDenemarken
23/06/2005Scandinavium, GotenburgZweden
25/06/2005Hovet, StockholmZweden
27/06/2005Color Line Arena, HamburgDuitsland
28/06/2005ICC, BerlijnDuitsland
13/07/2005Canadian Tire Centre, OttawaCanada
14/07/2005Air Canada Centre, TorontoCanada
16/07/2005Pepsi Arena, Albany, NYVerenigde Staten
18/07/2005HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NYVerenigde Staten
20/07/2005Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, CTVerenigde Staten
23/07/2005Philips Arena, Atlanta, GAVerenigde Staten
24/07/2005Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NCVerenigde Staten
26/07/2005Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NCVerenigde Staten
28/07/2005Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, PAVerenigde Staten
31/07/2005Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OHVerenigde Staten
01/08/2005U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OHVerenigde Staten
03/08/2005Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MIVerenigde Staten
06/08/2005Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MOVerenigde Staten
07/08/2005Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WIVerenigde Staten
10/08/2005The Rose Garden, Portland, ORVerenigde Staten
11/08/2005Key Arena, Seattle, WAVerenigde Staten
13/08/2005Pontiac Theatre at GM Place, VancouverCanada
07/10/2005Civic Center, Hartford, CTVerenigde Staten
09/10/2005Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NYVerenigde Staten
28/10/2005TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MAVerenigde Staten
30/10/2005TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MAVerenigde Staten
04/11/2005St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FLVerenigde Staten
08/11/2005Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PAVerenigde Staten
13/11/2005Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJVerenigde Staten