My Hometown Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen


album: Track 12 in album Born in the U.S.A.
release date: 1984-6-4
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genres: Electronic Rock
styles: Garage Rock/Arena Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:37
piano: Roy Bittan
lead vocals: Bruce Springsteen
guest background vocals: Ruth Jackson
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
recorded by: Toby Scott
organ: Danny Federici
guitar: Bruce Springsteen
acoustic guitar: Steven Van Zandt
percussion: Clarence Clemons
mandolin: Steven Van Zandt
saxophone: Clarence Clemons
choir vocals: Garry Tallent, Roy Bittan, Max Weinberg and Steven Van Zandt
glockenspiel: Danny Federici
synthesizer: Roy Bittan
drumset: Max Weinberg
bass guitar: Garry Tallent
assistant engineer: Jeff Hendrickson, Bruce Lampcov, Billy Straus, Zoë Yanakas and John R. Davenport
composer: Bruce Springsteen
lyricist: Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A. cover art
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I was eight years old and running with a dime in my hand
Into the bus stop to pick up a paper for my old man
I'd sit on his lap in that big old Buick and steer as we drove through town
He'd tousle my hair and say son take a good look around this is your hometown
This is your hometown
This is your hometown
This is your hometown

In '65 tension was running high at my high school
There was a lot of fights between the black and white
There was nothing you could do
Two cars at a light on a Saturday night in the back seat there was a gun
Words were passed in a shotgun blast
Troubled times had come to my hometown
My hometown
My hometown
My hometown

Now Main Street's whitewashed windows and vacant stores
Seems like there ain't nobody wants to come down here no more
They're closing down the textile mill across the railroad tracks
Foreman says these jobs are going boys and they ain't coming back to your hometown
Your hometown
Your hometown
Your hometown

Last night me and Kate we laid in bed
Talking about getting out
Packing up our bags maybe heading south
I'm thirty-five we got a boy of our own now
Last night I sat him up behind the wheel and said son take a good look around
This is your hometown


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Born in the U.S.A.
  • 2 Cover Me
  • 3 Darlington County
  • 4 Working on the Highway
  • 5 Downbound Train
  • 6 I’m on Fire
  • 7 No Surrender
  • 8 Bobby Jean
  • 9 I’m Goin’ Down
  • 10 Glory Days
  • 11 Dancing in the Dark
  • 12 My Hometown