Who Sang Hometown Hero? Michael Bolton

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Some other versions of "Hometown Hero"
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

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


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


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

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