Story 1992-06-30 Paris, France
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30.06.92 Paris, France, intro to ´Local Hero´
´´Now, this is a true story….about a little bitty baby boy who grew up in the swamps of Jersey (chuckles) you see….”

30.06.92 Paris, France, intro to ´Darkness on the Edge of Town´
´´This is a song I wrote in, uh….1978, I guess (cheers) do you remember 1978 ? (cheers)….. yeah….this is a song, I guess about, uh….I think that sometimes people believe that they have to strip away everything about themselves before they can re-find themselves again and sometimes that is true….but uh….I think the guy in this song who did that and the guy in the next song are pretty much the same guy, you know, it´s uh….anyway, let´s do it….”

30.06.92 Paris, France, intro to ´If I Should Fall Behind´
´´Thank you, merci….this next song, uh…..this is a song, I guess about, uh, the same guy about 10 or 15 years down the road…..and uh….I see a lot of my young brothers and sisters out here tonight…..I wanna do this one for, uh, some of my older fans who´ve traveled…. some of these miles with me….”

30.06.92 Paris, France, intro to ´57 Channels´ (following ´If I Should Fall Behind´)
´´Back in the States right now….nobody waiting for anybody too long….it´s a very violent time….a month ago I got to watch….my city on fire….peope in the inner cities…people can´t get the….small respect….that you need to raise your family and raise your kids up….and stay connected to your husband and stay connected to your wife and your children….just to stay connected to the society and the world that you live in….where everybody´s faith (?)…and you look around and all your hear is 57….”

30.06.92 Paris, France, intro to ´The River´
´´This is a song I wrote originally for my brother-in-law….and my sister….about….in 1980….. the construction industry in the States was going through recession….it´s in the same situation again….”

30.06.92 Paris, France, intro to ´Dancing in the Dark´
´´Yeah….this is uh….this is that just when you think like it´s all going wrong and all fucked up (?)(chuckles) this is uh….you find something burning down in there…..”

30.06.92 Paris, France, intro to "Tougher Than The Rest"
"This is for, uh, Lyle Lovett…"

30.06.92 Paris, France, intro to ´Real Man´ (after ´Tougher than the Rest´)
´´Thank you….Miss Patti Scialfa…..alright, alright….she got me feeling like a real man now….”

30.06.92 Paris, France, intro to ´Rock Ballad´
´´(does the intro in French)….here´s an old friend of mine….a great songwriter from the United States, we started together back in New York City in the 70´s, gonna come up and sing a song, let me have a nice, warm round of applause for Elliot Murphy….he lives here in Paris now….”

30.06.92 Paris, France, intro to ´Born to Run´
´´Yeah….I was so much older then, I´m younger than that now (chuckles)…..”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi

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