Story 1992-12-13 Boston, MA
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13.12.92 Boston, MA, intro to ´Local Hero´
´´There I was driving through my hometown, looked over, saw myself painted on a black velvet next to a German shepherd and Bruce Lee….on sale for 19.99….I should´ve suspected (?)….´´

13.12.92 Boston, MA, intro to ´The Big Muddy´
´´(?)….this is a song, I think, uh….you know, when, when we´re brought up, we´re all kind of ….taught to believe that there´s, there´s good and there´s evil, there´s the right thing to do and there´s the wrong thing to do….and those lines are always gonna be discernible in some fashion….when you get a little older and you get out there a little bit, you find about all those spaces in-between….all those hard choices….and everybody, uh, certainly in this country someday finds himself down in the Big Muddy….´´

13.12.92 Boston, MA, intro to ´57 Channels´
´´1992….you can American cities burning again…..well, you reap what you sow….´´

13.12.92 Boston, MA, intro to ´If I Should Fall Behind´ (following ´Living Proof´)
´´Thank you, thank you…..oh…..thanks, how´ve you been since we´ve been back here, huh ? (cheers) it´s nice to be in town….yeah…..(?)….it´s easy to sweat in this building (chuckles) oh !….this next song, uh, well, that last song, I wrote that last song a little while after my son was born…..yeah….got my….have a beautiful boy and a beautiful little girl at home….and uh ….this next song, I guess….it´s kind of my best song about connection, one of ´em anyway…. it´s sort of, uh….before you have those kids, the future´s a funny thing, you know, it´s….it´s hard to get your hands on it, it´s hard to make it feel tangible or, or real, it´s hard to get drawn out of yourself….into thinking about it, doing something about it….but once you have those kids, you sort of, the future is usually right there pissing on your leg so…..sort of brings it home real fast….uh…..but uh…..I guess this next song, this is sort of a….you know, we lived through those Los Angeles riots, as I´ve been kind of telling people around the country, as everybody had a chance to kind of do thanks to television, we had a glimpse of the country on a day when it didn´t matter who you were or what you thought or what you believed in or where you stood, all that mattered is what you look like as to whether you were gonna live or die…..that´s kind of a scary future to….bring your kids into….so this is a song sort of about getting the small things right…..and hoping that the big things will follow ….so I….I´m gonna do this tonight for all the husbands and wives out there in the room….I wanna do this also for Bill Clinton, wishing him good luck…..oh yeah….as you get older, it´s sort of, uh…..it´s hard to put your faith in politicians or, or in rock stars, for that matter (chuckles) but you gotta start somewhere so here we go…..´´

13.12.92 Boston, MA, intro to ´Leap of Faith´
´´Alright….this next song, this is kind of a song about second chances…..about, uh…..the search for love, faith, hope…..in the, uh, in the belief that sex will surely follow….and this is kind of my own, uh, I like to think of this song as my own version of Erotica, you know, it´s a sort of a…..yeah, it´s sort of a diary of my own personal sexual habits…..in thinly disguised imagery….a book will shortly follow….of me in my large collection of leopard skin underwear….look for it at Walden Books….there ain´t gonna be any title, it´s just gonna say on the cover ´50 bucks please´….so…..do we have any faith out there tonight ? (cheers)…..´´

13.12.92 Boston, MA, middle of ´Light of Day´
´´I came thousands and thousands of miles just to get here tonight….I came thousands of miles through some real shitty weather just to get here tonight…..I came via Sweden, via France, via Italy, via Rome (?) via Dallas, Texas…..via New York City, via Philadelphia, via the great state of New Jersey….via San Diego, via San Francisco, via Los Angeles….spent a shitload of money on a real fancy house…..but I kept on driving…..I kept on going…..I´m here tonight with one thing in mind…..I know you´re downhearted…..I know you´re depressed…..I know you´re disappointed…..I know you´re disillusioned….I know there´s 57 fucking channels and nothing on…..and I´m here tonight…..I´m here tonight…..to raise your spirits….I´m here tonight….´cause I´ve got something I´ve got to testify to…. ´cause I´ve got something I´ve got to bring witness to….I wanna say that I….I….I….I….I….I….I…..I….I´m just a prisoner…of rock and roll !…..´´

13.12.92 Boston, MA, middle of ´Glory Days´
´´….and last but not least, a special guest…..how can I put it, uh ? producer, weight reducer, uh, the man whose guitar licks are honey, who goes to the record company and gets me more money, the master of managerial disaster, Jon Landau on the guitar….´´

13.12.92 Boston, MA, intro to ´Thunder Road´
´´I´d like to just take a second and I´d like to thank the fans in Boston for the support that you´ve shown me (?)….(?) like the chance to come back into the area and uh….I just wanna say I wanna thank all my old fans and my new fans, thanks for sticking with me, thank you ….this is for you….´´

13.12.92 Boston, MA, intro to ´Born to Run´
´´Thank you….Jonny !….this is for my good friend Jon, this is the town we met in….outside a little joint that was called Charlie´s…guess it´s gone now (chuckles) well….this is for you, pal, here we go….´´

13.12.92 Boston, MA, middle of ´Santa Claus Is Coming to Town´
´´Oh, I think I see him coming now….straight from the North Pole….where he runs a gambling casino….come on out, Santa…..has everybody been good ? (cheers) no cheating on your babies ? (cheers) no cheating on your taxes ? (cheers) alright, here we go….´´

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