Bruce Springsteen (1992)
The ninth studio album from Bruce Springsteen was released 30 years ago today. It's not his strongest album by a long shot, but the title track is one of my favorites. It features Randy Jackson playing bass a decade before he would become a household name on American Idol, as well as Jeff Porcaro from Toto on drums. Mr. Porcaro was one of the most prolific drummers of all time, and he passed away less than five months after Human Touch was released.
You and me we were the pretenders
We let it all slip awayIn the end what you don't surrenderWell, the world just strips awayGirl, ain't no kindness in the face of strangersAin't gonna find no miracles hereWell, you can wait on your blessin's, my darlin'I got a deal for you right hereI ain't lookin' for praise or pityI ain't comin' 'round searchin' for a crutchI just want someone to talk toAnd a little of that human touchJust a little of that human touchAin't no mercy on the streets of this townAin't no bread from heavenly skiesAin't nobody drawin' wine from this bloodIt's just you and me tonightTell me, in a world without pityDo you think what I'm askin's too much?I just want something to hold on toAnd a little of that human touchJust a little of that human touchOh girl, that feeling of safety you prizeWell, it comes at a hard hard priceYou can't shut off the risk and the painWithout losin' the love that remainsWe're all riders on this trainSo you've been broken and you've been hurtShow me somebody who ain'tYeah, I know I ain't nobody's bargainBut, hell, a little touch upAnd a little paintYou might need somethin' to hold on toWhen all the answers, they don't amount to muchSomebody that you could just to talk toAnd a little of that human touchBaby, in a world without pityDo you think what I'm askin's too much?I just want to feel you in my armsShare a little of that human touch