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Local Hero

by

Bruce Springsteen



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Springsteen claims the first verse is true. It tells the story of him driving through his hometown, seeing a picture of him in the window of a Five and Dime next to a velvet Bruce Lee, going in to buy it, with the clerk telling him it was a picture of a "local hero."
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Comments (3):

The College Park Kid thinks this is Bruce's best effort, sadly w/out THE Band. Sometimes I think of my hometown College Park and my running budies, Bo,JB,Ronnie, and the infamous Art Carney. When I re-visit the heritage hits me and this song will blare. Forgive my indulgence, but the Boss creates bonding similarities in his music and this song jumped out at me when I first heard the disc. Leap of Faith and Living Proof and on from there. Being near the Nation's Capital as a college Vet in the early '70's I would have the incredible good fortune to know who to talk to for a front row table in the small venues he was then playing. Like The Childe Harolde and Cellar Door, with his guitar picks on my table, our liquid courage and his incredible creative energy of Rosalita etc... surrounding us. So many wonderful times and magic and then this disc speaking concisely to his life. UNREAL yet so grateful. Thank you for the lift BOSS.
- Floyd Lamore, Collge Park Maryland, FL
Great song, one of the best on the album. The line "if they make us the boss, the devil pays off" might have some relevance to his name (The Boss)...
- Gene, San Diego, CA
The picture was valued at 19.99 so Bossman tells everyone in the Mtv Plugged concern in 92.
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