Story 1992-08-18 Auburn Hills, MI

18.08.92 Auburn Hills, MI, intro to ´Atlantic City´
´´Alright….how many of you folks were here last night ? (cheers) gonna switch around a bit ….´´

18.08.92 Auburn Hills, MI, intro to ´Growin´Up´
´´Thank you….gee, it was just, uh, it was just, it was just 20 years ago….´´

18.08.92 Auburn Hills, MI, intro to ´57 Channels´
´´1992, you see American cities burning… end up reaping what you sow….´´

18.08.92 Auburn Hills, MI, intro to ´My Hometown´
´´Thank you….how you doing out there, huh ? (cheers) good….alright….this, uh….this is a song I do for all the moms and pops in the audience….if you´re out there tonight…..uh…..I guess kids are, uh…..once you have those kids, you know, it´s the old cliche, everything looks different and nothing looks the same….and I think it takes you…´s like when you look at ´em, you´re seeing, you´re seeing your own afterlife…..and they´re kind of, they´re always pulling you out of that, you know, people spend so much time inside their own heads and kids don´t let you do that, they pull you outside of your head and make you get out into the real world with them….and uh…..that´s a good thing, that´s a good thing….especially for a songwriter (chuckles)….you spend too much time inside (chuckles) uh….anyway, uh…..this is a song about the legacy that we leave our children, our younger brothers and sisters….and uh, the kind of world that we leave ´em… we help them shape their spirits, their souls…. let´s do it, come on, Zak….´´

18.08.92 Auburn Hills, MI, intro to ´Leap of Faith´
´´(?)….this next song is (?) it´s about the vicissitudes of love…..have you ever been at the mercy of the vicissitudes of love ? (cheers) Cupid´s little arrow (?)….oh yeah….is there anybody in love out there tonight ? (cheers) is there anybody ever been stomped on, had their faces crushed into the dirt, had a stake shoved through their heart, had their pride stripped away, been humiliated, been gassed up, been all fucked over by love out there tonight ? (cheers) that seems to be the majority….thank you for your honesty, but you keep coming back….that´s right….you meet that new girl, you meet that new guy, it´s gonna be different this time, you put on your best face, you act like you never really acted your whole life and you do that as long as you can (chuckles)…..but to keep coming back, it takes faith and where there´s faith, there´s hope…..and where there´s hope, there´s sex…..(?) preferred but any kind will do….so this is a song about all those things including documenting my own personal sexual habits in thinly disguised imagery….because you´ve got fear right here, you´ve got love right there and to get from here to there it takes….a leap of faith….”

18.08.92 Auburn Hills, MI, middle of ´Light of Day´
´´Because I came to Detroit, Michigan with a mission tonight…..I came all the way from the great state of New Jersey with a mission here tonight….and what I wanna know….the only thing I wanna know….the only thing I wanna know….is there anybody alive out there tonight ? (cheers)(?)….is there anybody that feels life pulsing through ´em out there tonight ? (cheers) ….´´

18.08.92 Auburn Hills, MI, intro to ´Thunder Road´
´´Thank you….goddamn, I feel good ! (chuckles)….yeah, yeah….this is uh….I´ve been doing this a long time now and uh….I remember like when I started I´d see all young guys and gals out in the audience and now I see you come back and you´re here with your wives, got your kids with you, some of you and there´s new….there´s new young brothers and sisters out there, that´s nice….that´s what it´s….that´s what it´s all about, you know….anyway….gonna do this tonight for all my young fans, that´s what (?)….´´

18.08.92 Auburn Hills, MI, intro to ´Follow That Dream´
´´(?)….here´s a song for Elvis Presley so (?)….we got a few surprises left here….here´s a song, I changed the music to it a little bit, changed some of the words to it, it was always, uh, one of my favoite Elvis songs….”

18.08.92 Auburn Hills, MI, intro to ´Ramblin´ Gamblin´ Man´
´´(?)…we can´t leave Michigan without some Michigan music…..(?)….”

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