Story 1992-08-13 Worcester, MA

13.08.92 Worcester, MA, intro to ´Local Hero´
´´There I was….in the great state of New Jersey….thought I´d take a little ride….I drove down into town, past the old pizza parlor….coming up to J.J.Newberry´s, I looked to the window and I saw a vision….´´

13.08.92 Worcester, MA, intro to ´57 Channels´
´´1992….American cities burning again….you reap what you sow….´´

13.08.92 Worcester, MA, intro to ´If I Should Fall Behind´
´´This is a song about that one thing that you just can´t face…..´´

13.08.92 Worcester, MA, intro to ´My Hometown´
´´Thank you….so how´ve you been ? (cheers) good, long time, no see…..oh damn…..oh shit, a lot, a lot happened to me (chuckles) got two little babies at home…..big daddy now….a lot more work than those records (chuckles) but uh, this is a song I wrote, uh…..I read a book that said nothing you ever do for a child is wasted and I think that´s true (?)….particularly when I come back east and sometimes when you´re laying in bed at night in the summertime and you smell something, the way the grass smells or the trees smell, the way the air smells, it takes you back to something that happened when you were 10 years old, 11 years old…. this was me, this song was me kind of remembering something my dad´d do for me, imagining my own self as a father someday….it´s impossible (chuckles) to imagine it (chuckles) but uh….in the end this is a song, I guess it´s about the legacy that we leave our children, you know, what kind of world we leave ´em, what kind of world we leave ´em with and uh….how we help shape their spirits and their hearts and their souls, I wanna do this tonight from my children for all the moms and pops out there…..´´

13.08.92 Worcester, MA, intro to ´Leap of Faith´
´´This is the part of the show where I kind of stop and I tell the audience that we got a sponsor tonight….we got a sponsor tonight, we gotta do some advertising right now (boos) express yourself….well, now, I ain´t gonna try to sell you any beer, I´m not gonna try to sell you any sneakers, I´m not gonna try to sell you any soda pop….(?) a few out in the, out, out in the auditorium during intermission but I´m not gonna mention those right now either…. ´cause tonight our sponsor is….love, that´s right (chuckles)….now, who´s, who´s had, who´s been stomped on, had a stake driven through their heart, had their dignity stripped away, had their pride stripped away, been humiliated (?) completely fucked over by love at some time ? (cheers) thank you for your honesty….but you keep coming back and that takes faith and where there´s faith, there´s hope and where there´s hope, there´s sex… this is a song about all those things, my own personal sexual life in thinly disguised imagery so let´s continue….´´

13.08.92 Worcester, MA, intro to ´All the Way Home´
´´Thanks, I met a….fellow backstage who requested this song, yeah….here´s a song I….I wrote for Southside Johnny….(?) this is, uh….best things about life is….you get those second chances, you know….yeah….everybody deserves a second chance….´´

13.08.92 Worcester, MA, intro to ´Book of Dreams´
´´This is, uh….this is a wedding song, this song….for the newlyweds in the audience tonight ….´´

13.08.92 Worcester, MA, middle of ´Light of Day´
´´I know what you´re thinking….I know what you´re thinking….´Did he fire five shots or six shots from that guitar ?´….well, how lucky are you feeling tonight ?….how lucky are you feeling ?….did I fire five shots or six shots ?….reach for it….´´

13.08.92 Worcester, MA, intro to ´Glory Days´
´´Alright, bring this thing up, Freddie, if you will…..
(….) That´s right….now, we´re here tonight ´cause we´re on a mission….I know on that big radio broadcast, I know, like, I predicted that my records were gonna go back to number one and all that stuff….yeah, I know, that didn´t, that didn´t, that didn´t happen, I know, that didn´t exactly happen, alright….I don´t know what spot, I don´t know where they are now but, uh, we´re here tonight, uh, band, because, uh, we´re here for bigger things than selling records, ain´t that right ? (backup singers: ´Yeah´) we´re here for, uh, for bigger reasons than just tour around the country and make a lot of big bucks, ain´t that right ? (backup singers: ´Yeah´) now, can anybody tell me what that reason is ? (backup singers: ´No´) ah, let´s rock ….´´

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