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Local Hero

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First time played on: 06/05/1992

Latest time played on: 24/07/2013

Podcast

Bruce Springsteen Sings the Alphabet

Episode: Local Hero

Source: www.alphabeticalspringsteen.com

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Lyrics

I was driving through my hometown
I was just kinda killin' time
When I seen a face staring out of a black velvet painting
From the window of the five and dime
I couldn't quite recall the name
But the pose looked familiar to me
So I asked the salesgirl "Who was that man
Between the doberman and Bruce Lee?"

She said "Just a local hero"
"Local hero" she said with a smile
"Yeah a local hero he used to live here for a while"

I met a stranger dressed in black
At the train station
He said "Son your soul can be saved"
There's beautiful women nights of low livin'
And some dangerous money to be made

There's a big town 'cross the whiskey line
And if we turn the right cards up
They make us boss the devil pays off
And them folks that are real hard up
They get their local hero
Somebody with the right style
They get their local hero
Somebody with just the right smile


Well I learned my job I learned it well
Fit myself with religion and a story to tell
First they made me the king then they made me pope
Then they brought the rope

I woke to a gypsy girl sayin' "Drink this"
Well my hands had lost all sensation
These days I'm feeling all right
'Cept I can't tell my courage from my desperation

From the tainted chalice
Well I drunk some heady wine
Tonight I'm layin' here
But there's something in my ear
Sayin' there's a little town just beneath the floodline
Needs a local hero
Somebody with the right style
Lookin' for a local hero
Someone with the right smile

Local hero local hero she said with a smile
Local hero he used to live here for a while
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06/05/1992The Bottom Line, New York, NYUnited States
05/06/1992Hollywood Center Studios, Los Angeles, CAUnited States
15/06/1992Globen, StockholmSweden
17/06/1992Globen, StockholmSweden
20/06/1992Mediolanum Forum, MilanItaly
21/06/1992Mediolanum Forum, MilanItaly
25/06/1992Festhalle, Frankfurt am MainGermany
26/06/1992Festhalle, Frankfurt am MainGermany
29/06/1992AccorHotels Arena, ParisFrance
30/06/1992AccorHotels Arena, ParisFrance
03/07/1992Plaza de toros Monumental, BarcelonaSpain
04/07/1992Plaza de toros Monumental, BarcelonaSpain
06/07/1992Wembley Arena, LondonGreat Britain
09/07/1992Wembley Arena, LondonGreat Britain
10/07/1992Wembley Arena, LondonGreat Britain
12/07/1992Wembley Arena, LondonGreat Britain
13/07/1992Wembley Arena, LondonGreat Britain
23/07/1992Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
25/07/1992Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
26/07/1992Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
28/07/1992Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
30/07/1992Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
31/07/1992Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
02/08/1992Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
04/08/1992Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
06/08/1992Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
07/08/1992Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
10/08/1992Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
13/08/1992The Centrum, Worcester, MAUnited States
14/08/1992The Centrum, Worcester, MAUnited States
17/08/1992The Palace, Auburn Hills, MIUnited States
18/08/1992The Palace, Auburn Hills, MIUnited States
21/08/1992Richfield Coliseum, Richfield Township, OHUnited States
22/08/1992Richfield Coliseum, Richfield Township, OHUnited States
25/08/1992Capital Center, Largo, MDUnited States
26/08/1992Capital Center, Largo, MDUnited States
28/08/1992The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PAUnited States
29/08/1992The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PAUnited States
02/09/1992World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, ILUnited States
03/09/1992World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, ILUnited States
22/09/1992Warner Hollywood Studios, Los Angeles, CAUnited States
22/09/1992Warner Hollywood Studios, Los Angeles, CAUnited States
24/09/1992L.A. Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CAUnited States
25/09/1992L.A. Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CAUnited States
28/09/1992L.A. Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CAUnited States
29/09/1992Sports Arena, San Diego, CAUnited States
02/10/1992America West Arena, Phoenix, AZUnited States
03/10/1992America West Arena, Phoenix, AZUnited States
06/10/1992Arco Arena, Sacramento, CAUnited States
12/10/1992Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WAUnited States
13/10/1992Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WAUnited States
15/10/1992Pacific Coliseum, VancouverCanada
17/10/1992Olympic Saddledome, CalgaryCanada
18/10/1992Northland Coliseum, EdmontonCanada
21/10/1992Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CAUnited States
22/10/1992Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CAUnited States
26/10/1992McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, COUnited States
30/10/1992Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IOUnited States
31/10/1992Target Center, Minneapolis, MNUnited States
03/11/1992Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WIUnited States
05/11/1992Skydome, TorontoCanada
06/11/1992Skydome, TorontoCanada
09/11/1992Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NYUnited States
10/11/1992Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NYUnited States
13/11/1992Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NYUnited States
15/11/1992Civic Center, Hartford, CTUnited States
17/11/1992Dean Smith Center, Chapel Hill, NCUnited States
18/11/1992Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NCUnited States
23/11/1992Orlando Arena, Orlando, FLUnited States
24/11/1992Miami Arena, Miami, FLUnited States
30/11/1992Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, GAUnited States
02/12/1992Reunion Arena, Dallas, TXUnited States
03/12/1992St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, MOUnited States
05/12/1992Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, INUnited States
07/12/1992The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PAUnited States
08/12/1992The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PAUnited States
13/12/1992The Garden, Boston, MAUnited States
14/12/1992The Garden, Boston, MAUnited States
16/12/1992Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PAUnited States
17/12/1992Rupp Arena, Lexington, KYUnited States
23/03/1993Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJUnited States
21/09/2003Comerica Park, Detroit, MIUnited States
24/07/2013Leeds Arena, LeedsGreat Britain

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