Who Sang Hometown Hero? Michael Bolton

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Some other versions of "Hometown Hero"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Michael Bolton, Scott Zito
release date: 1983-4
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Arena Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:41
producer: Gerry Block and Michael Bolton
membranophone: Chuck Burgi
piano: Jan Mullaney
lead vocals: Michael Bolton
mixer: Tony Bongiovi
background vocals: Michael Bolton and Craig Brooks
synthesizer: Jan Mullaney
associate producer: Jan Mullaney
solo electric guitar: Michael Bolton
electric bass guitar: Mark Clarke
guitar: Bob Kulick
Well, all right, you put your heart and your soul on the line
You pay the price; you can leave all your dues behind, yeah
You go spinning your wheels till just one song makes it right
Live your life on the road; now they call you a star overnight
Overnight, overnight, oh, no, no

[Chorus]
Gave it all; for it seemed like ages
Lived the life of a rolling stone
Seen the world from a thousand stages
There ain't no feelin' you've ever known
Like when a hometown boy comes home

This guy's a joker, and this is not the key to your town
And there's always somebody who thinks he makes a living
From putting you down
You're aware of the odds just forgetting the chance you must take
When you're bound to a vision, there is no decision to make
No, no, no

[Chorus]

When he comes home
The road is long and you're on your own
But through it all you know your roots run so deep
Out on the rock-'n'-roll highway
You make a promise to bring it back home
And that's one promise you know ya gotta keep

[Chorus]

But it's never gonna feel like
When a hometown boy comes home
He's a hometown hero



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Fools Game
  • 2 She Did the Same Thing
  • 3 Hometown Hero
  • 4 Can’t Hold On, Can't Let Go
  • 5 Fighting for My Life
  • 6 Paradise
  • 7 Back in My Arms Again
  • 8 Carrie
  • 9 I Almost Believed You

  • Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin