Story 1992-07-23 East Rutherford, NJ
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23.07.92 Meadowlands, NJ, intro to ‘Local Hero’:
”There I was….back in New Jersey (cheers)…..”

23.07.92 Meadowlands, NJ, intro to ‘Lucky Town’:
”Hello out there (cheers)…..(?)….long time, no see (chuckles)(cheers)…..”

23.07.92 Meadowlands, NJ, intro to ‘Dancing in the Dark’:
”Thanks so much…..did you ever….did you ever wake up one morning and wanna change your whole life ?….”

23.07.92 Meadowlands, NJ, intro to ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’:
”Thanks….yeah….I wrote this when I was , uh…..28 , felt like I had nothing left to lose (chuckles)(cheers)…..let’s try it….”

23.07.92 Meadowlands, NJ, intro to ‘If I Should Fall Behind’:
”Thank you so much, nice to be home, thank you (cheers)…..this next song…..it took me a long time to write this next song….back when I was….when I was starting out, I wrote a lot of songs that were kinda….about imagining life…..imagining a life without limitations…..and it was a (?) that you could only imagine, I guess…..’cause when you start to live it, you come crashing….hard (chuckles)…..to your own….your own frailties…..and your own limits….I guess this is a song about learning to live with those things….and uh……and uh, joining the….miracles that we give to each other (chuckles) (cheers)….this is uh…..everybody needs a little help….”

23.07.92 Meadowlands, NJ, intro to ‘My Hometown’:
”Thank you….kids….yeah….oh man…..a lot’s happened since I seen you last (cheers)… got a beautiful little girl (cheers)(chuckles)…..a beautiful little boy…..married a Jersey girl (cheers)….took me twice….but I got it (chuckles)…..and uh….this song I wrote about ten years ago….I was uh…..I was living out in California in ‘82 and uh…..I had uh (some boos)…..get the hostility out now, go ahead, I can take it (boos)…..you can do better than that (cheers and boos)….alright, where was I ? (chuckles)….kids….alright, uh, that’s something that uh….said that nothing you ever do for children is wasted….and I wrote this song…..and I was thinking back…..you see, sometimes some small things that you do……will stay, you know, stays in your mind forever and ever, I always remember my dad took me on the frontseat of the car…..and (?) to drive….. and kids are good because they take you, they take you out…..they take you from outside of your…..outside of yourself, you know…..they want you to come out all the time, come out, play out in the real world…..so …. anyway this song is, I guess, about the legacy that we leave to….our children, what kinda world we leave ‘em…..what kinda… spirits we try (?)…..so I wannd do this tonight, uh…..that’s why I sound like a presidential candidate , I wanna (cheers) (chuckles)…..I wanna do this tonight from my children to your children….we got any moms and pops out there ? (cheers)…..alright…”

23.07.92 Meadowlands, NJ, intro to ‘Leap of Faith’:
”Oh yeah (laughs)….oh yeah…..before I go into this next song, I gotta stop for a minute because uh…..we got a sponsor tonight (boos)….that’s right….we got a sponsor tonight (boos)…that’s right but I wanna tell you one thing now….our sponsor tonight , I’m not out here tonight to try and sell you no beer and I’m not gonna try and sell you no sneakers (cheers)….and I’m not gonna try and sell you no soda pop (cheers)…..because our sponsor tonight is….love ! (cheers)….that’s right, that’s right, our sponsor tonight is love, this next section of this show is for lovers only and what I want you to know is anybody out there familiar with love ? (cheers)…..has anybody out there been stomped into the ground, had mud thrown into their face, been kicked in their heart (cheers) , been torn to shreds by love ? (cheers)….if you have, let me hear you (cheers)….that’s right, that´s right….. that’s right but….you keep coming back, you keep coming back and you keep coming back and you meet somebody new and that takes…..faith, that’s right (giggles)….it takes a little bit of faith and it takes some hope….now, this next song is a song about love, it’s a song about faith, it’s a song about hope, it’s a song about bizarre ritualistic sexual practises (cheers) ….oh yes it is….and it’s completely one hundred percent autobiographical (cheers)…..”

23.07.92 Meadowlands, NJ, intro to ‘With Every Wish’:
”Got a bedtime story for you…..yeah…so….when you have those kids, you kinda…. reacquaint with all those fairytales….and I remembered my….grandmother (?) told me when I was a kid…..at night before my kids go to bed , I got this book…..you know it´s a Mother Goose book….and I…..read….I go through all the fairytales, you know, it starts out, uh…..first one is uh…..you know ‘Hey diddle diddle….cat and a fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon’ (chuckles)….that’s good…..and you go through the book and I think there’s ‘Mary had a little lamb’ and…..then it gets to, uh……’Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a big fall…..all the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again’ (cheers)….thank you…..that’s kinda tragic….that for like, my little boy’s two years old….that seems….that’s too sad already…and you go on and you get to….you know ‘Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water, Jack fell down….broke his crown and Jill came (?)’….that’s tragic too….but now….I read all the way through…..now if I skip over the ones that…..that are sad….he knows and he goes back and opens the book…..makes me read it because uh…..’cause those sad stories are in the book…..anyway this is my…..this is my fairytale….let’s try it…..”

23.07.92 Meadowlands, NJ, intro to ‘Glory Days’:
”Is the band ready ?….are the New Jerseyans ready ? (cheers)….
(….) Keep on rocking now….I wanna see if you still got it out there…..I gotta see if you still got it…..you’re looking a little older out there…..you’re looking a little older out there…….(music comes down)…..alright….come down where the party is….. everybody……are you alright back there ? (cheers)….(Bruce introduces the band) ….that’s right…. that’s right…..oh yeah…..we ain’t done, uh….let me see….last time we were in the States we did that radio broadcast, right ?…..and I think, didn’t I predict that like my records were gonna go zooming back to the top of the charts ? (cheers)…..that’s right….we´ve been away for a while, let’s…..let’s see how my prediction, uh…..went…. has anybody got a Billboard Magazine out there ?….thank you, Sir…..alright, let me check out that Top 10…..(?)….alright….here’s the Top 10, there’s uh…..Garth Brooks is still up there, Isee…..and Def Leppard , they’re hanging in there , they’re hanging in there, oh shit……(?) I must be in the Top 20, they must…..they must’ve got the Top 20 somewhere….there’s Elton John, he’s older, older than me…..where’s Weird Al Jankovich , where’s he ?….shit, he’s at 57, where am I ?….Jesus Christ, where am I ?….I must be on the other goddamn page (chuckles)….alright, wait (?)….what ? Gee…. 73 !…..wait a minute , ‘Lucky Town’ at hundred and fucking five ! (laughter)….I’m in the Top 100 ?….(?)….but anyway…..we’re…..we’re here for….we’re here for bigger reasons than those damn records’sales (cheers)…..we’re here….we’re here for bigger reasons than just to chase those big bucks all around…..can anybody tell me what those big reason are ? …..weeellll, aaah……let’s rock !……(the song goes and when it seems that it’ll end:) I know what you’re thinking…you’re thinking uh….you’re thinking that I can’t continue….alright….I know what you’re thinking….you’re thinking (?) ‘Oh, that’s lazy’….and I can’t continue, is that right ?….I’m here to testify, I’m here to give witness (?)….but I need a little help (cheers)…..”

23.07.92 Meadowlands, NJ, intro to ‘Thunder Road’:
”I just wanna take a second and uh….(?)(chuckles)….I wanna take a second and thank everybody for coming down to the show (cheers) , thank you very much……and uh…. I know….I’ve been doing this for a long time and I just….want you to know that I….. appreciate your enduring support, thank you (cheers)….anyway….this is for uh….. this for all my old fans out there (cheers)…..”

23.07.92 Meadowlands, NJ, intro to ‘Born to Run’:
”We’ve come along way back around to this one, so…..let’s do it…..”

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