My Hometown
Bruce Springsteen Lyrics


I was eight years old
And running with a dime in my hand
To the bus stop to pick
Up a paper for my old man
I'd sit on his lap in that big old Buick
And steer as we drove through town
He'd tousle my hair
And say, "son, take a good look around"
This is your hometown
This is your hometown
This is your hometown
This is your hometown"

In '65 tension was running high
At my high school
There was a lot of fights
Between the black and white
There was nothing you could do
Two cars at a light on a Saturday night
In the back seat there was a gun
Words were passed in a shotgun blast
Troubled times had come
To my hometown
To my hometown
To my hometown
To my hometown

Now Main Street's whitewashed windows
And vacant stores
Seems like there ain't nobody
Wants to come down here no more
They're closing down the textile mill
Across the railroad tracks
Foreman says, "these jobs are going, boys
And they ain't coming back
To your hometown
To your hometown
To your hometown
To your hometown"

Last night me and Kate we laid in bed
Talking about getting out
Packing up our bags, maybe heading south
I'm thirty-five, we got a boy of our own now
Last night I sat him up behind the wheel
And said, "son, take a good look around
This is your hometown"

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Bruce Springsteen

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pb d2

Americans, you should be proud of this man. There is the real spirit of your country and culture in his lyrics, but his songs are understandable for the people all over the world. He's your national bard, not only a singer. Greetings from Poland!

Erik Nielsen

You are so right , he has defined american music for those who love their country, and at the same time made the rest of us feel it could be applied to our life and country as well. Thank you bruce. for what you have done.

John Miller

Americans should be proud yes, but this legend of a man is GLOBAL !! I am not American and loved his music from when I was a little kid. He was one of the reasons why I wanted to come to this great country !! No REGRETS !!

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Linda Materi

I love this song it doesn’t matter where you came from,, it’s your home town,,, the words matter no matter where you are from it hits home for everyone,,, we can all relate to this song,,,,❤️

jasen cruson

I came from a hometown.

Marvin De Bot

And the fact so many see their own town in this is even sadder than the song.

Derek Kess

it's addictive listening to these song, Unfortunately, artist today have no inspiration and no talent for music. Is this your favorite song?

Tabitha Lynn Lambert

Absolutely born in Miami FL raised in Eastern KY.

Gregg Pfeiffer

I remember Bruce told a story before he sang this song, it was about his Dad going to work, to make money to buy A turkey for Thanksgiving, then to buy Christmas gifts, then Shoes for school, My Dad a Union Electrician lived this life, I remember wondering why My Dad had to get up and go to work on Freezing Cold days in Buffalo NY, and I cold stay in my warm bed, Dad was working class, Salt of the Earth, and could fix anything, RIP DAD, See you on the other side.

Gregg Pfeiffer

@Lisa Wik Yes Very sad time in The Buffalo Area, Never thought it would happen here, but seams now to happen everywhere, RIP to all those who died in this Horrible event, God Bless you and your Dad, Hard Working Men that took care of their families.

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