Bruce Springsteen - My Hometown Lyrics

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


  • Credits
    album: Track 12 in album Born in the U.S.A.
    release date: 1984-6-4
    popularity : 153 users have visited this page.
    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
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 074643865326
    script: Latin