Prove it all night

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Just so into this song but just what is being proved?

calstars, Friday, 2 August 2019 01:03 (one month ago) link

And who’s proving it ?

calstars, Friday, 2 August 2019 01:08 (one month ago) link

I think on the version on the 'Winterland December 1975' bootleg, it's Bruce proving he can play great lead ;-)

Bloody Snail, Friday, 2 August 2019 01:33 (one month ago) link

The proof is left to the readerlistener

U or Astro-U? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 2 August 2019 01:38 (one month ago) link

provin’ dis

calstars, Friday, 2 August 2019 01:40 (one month ago) link

maybe tony etoria has some input to offer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lDXN36wCFg

Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Friday, 2 August 2019 02:18 (one month ago) link

note proof of ilm entering the collective subconscious in lower left corner

Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Friday, 2 August 2019 02:19 (one month ago) link

let's face it, contrary to such songs, NOTHING is ever really done "all night." I mean, what, 8 or 9 straight hours? of what? should be "prove it until 2/2:30 or thereabouts"

henry s, Friday, 2 August 2019 03:12 (one month ago) link

I believe I once heard about a Richard Pryor routine related to this.

U or Astro-U? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 2 August 2019 03:24 (one month ago) link

Clearly Bruce is proving it by working a night shift at the factory, saving up for a new engine/guitar.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 2 August 2019 03:35 (one month ago) link

let's face it, contrary to such songs, NOTHING is ever really done "all night." I mean, what, 8 or 9 straight hours? of what? should be "prove it until 2/2:30 or thereabouts"

― henry s

i was going to say "well, i sleep all night", but given that it's 2 in the morning clearly i don't :(

Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Friday, 2 August 2019 08:50 (one month ago) link

I've been wondering this too. I thought at first it was just about sex, but I just took another look at the lyrics, and it seems like maybe he and his girl are about to go on some kind of crime spree over by the dynamo. Like, he's going to prove how much he cares about her by doing some unspecified bad thing, and he wants her to prove that she loves him by coming along?

I mean, he tells her to tie her hair back in a long white bow, and when Bruce gives you a dress code, you know crime is about to go down.

Lily Dale, Friday, 2 August 2019 22:58 (one month ago) link

Well smooth it all night, well smooth it all night, and girl I’ll smooth it all night to you

calstars, Friday, 2 August 2019 23:01 (one month ago) link

in the song bruce's character is a baker who works long hours. he puts the sourdough loafs in a temperature controlled prover when he leaves at night to be ready when he gets in in the morning.

he gives his girl a loaf of bread each day, therefore "proving it all night" for her.

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Friday, 2 August 2019 23:26 (one month ago) link

this is one of my favorite songs off darkness, for some reason it makes me think of a fraught couple playing pool in a bar and not talking to each other

brimstead, Friday, 2 August 2019 23:40 (one month ago) link

My favorite thing about this song is all the moaning he does during the '78 live performances.

Phoenix '78 is a good one. Around the halfway mark. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okrvOAUg-yY

Lily Dale, Saturday, 3 August 2019 00:50 (one month ago) link

“BIG MAN!...”

60... 90... 120 Minute IPA (morrisp), Saturday, 3 August 2019 01:00 (one month ago) link

Otm about the moaning. Feel like this is perhaps another example of the much noted Van Morrison influence on the album.

Which band member is doing most of the backing vocals on that live video, couldn’t quite tell.

U or Astro-U? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 3 August 2019 01:19 (one month ago) link


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