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Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen

Updated on May 17, 2013

Bruce Springsteen Hungry Heart

Hungry Heart is one of the best known hits from Bruce Springsteen, who is popularly known by his fans as "The Boss".

Bruce Springsteen is an American singer and songwriter; he was born 23rd September 1949 in the town of Long Branch, New Jersey.

His unique style of rock is full of American sentiments. Bruce both records and tours with his own band, the E Street Band. His ability to express everyday problems people face within his songs has resulted in numerous awards, including eighteen Grammy Awards and an Academy Award, along with a dedicated following around the world, and is known to them simply as THE BOSS.

His most famous albums, Born To Run and Born In The USA have have seen sales of his music to over 65 million albums in the USA alone.

Bruce first felt the desire to become a musician at the age of 7, having seen Elvis on TV. he bought his first guitar at 13, and played in several local bands while art high school.

In 1969 he formed a band that performed in clubs and colleges in New Jersey, and which gathered a small cult following. by the early 1970's the musicians he regularly played with would form the core of what has become the E Street Band.

Bruce signed a recording contract with Columbia Records in 1972. His initial songs were slow to catch on, his being compared by the critics to Bob Dylan

Born To Run was released in August of 1975, and Bruce immediately found success. This album did not generate any hit singles, however, although even today it is regarded as one of the best rock and roll albums of all time and his finest work. The songs from this are still played by Classic Rock stations around the world.

His first top ten single was Hungry Heart from the album The River in 1980, but he is probably best known for his album Born In The USA which was released in 1984.

Bruce Springsteen continues to produce great songs and still tours today, often along with other big names from the music industry.

Song Lyrics: Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen

Written by: Bruce Springsteen from the Album: "The River" - 1980

Got a wife and kids in Baltimore, Jack

I went out for a ride and I never went back

Like a river that don't know where it's flowing

I took a wrong turn and I just kept going


Everybody's got a hungry heart

Everybody's got a hungry heart

Lay down your money and you play your part

Everybody's got a hungry heart

I met her in a Kingstown bar

We fell in love I knew it had to end

We took what we had and we ripped it apart

Now here I am down in Kingstown again


Everybody needs a place to rest

Everybody wants to have a home

Don't make no difference what nobody says

Ain't nobody like to be alone


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      Anthony Altorenna 6 years ago from Connecticut

      Great lens! Hungry Heart come from an interesting period in Springsteen's career, and the live tours from the early 1980's are still some of the best shows that I've ever seen by any band. The photo on the 45 Single sleeve was taken on the Asbury Park boardwalk, and is a familiar scene to the locals of the time -- it looks really different now.

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      The Gutter Monkey 6 years ago


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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      I love this song. He sure has a voice and I am so glad that he has shared it.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Stopped by the listen to Hungry Heart, just one more time. Love the Boss!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Good news! "Hungry Heart" totally whipped YMCA from my memory banks, lol! Oops, now it's coming back again, need another dose of Bruce! What a performer, I love both versions!

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      termit_bronx 7 years ago

      I love this song! Thanks!

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      poutine 7 years ago

      It is one of my fave songs from Bruce.

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      Vipbooks LM 7 years ago

      Bruce Springsteen is one of my top-5 favorite musicians and Hungrey Heart is one of my favorite songs by Bruce.

      But I have to say that my favorite performance by Bruce is not on one of his own songs.

      It is on the saga song, "Long Black Veil", a 1959 country ballad, written by Danny Dill and Marijohn Wilkin and originally recorded by Lefty Frizzell.

      It is told from the point of view of an executed man falsely accused of murder. He refuses to provide an alibi, since on the night of the murder he was having an affair with his best friend's wife, and would rather die and take their secret to his grave than admit the truth.

      The chorus describes the woman's mourning visits to his gravesite, wearing a long black veil and enduring a howling wind.

      The song was performed by Bruce Springsteen on his 2006 Seeger Sessions Band Tour and can be listened to and seen at:

      Long Black Veil - Bruce Springsteen & the Seeger Sessions on YouTube

      Ernie J. Zelinski,

      Author of How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free

      and The Joy of Not Working

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      MargoPArrowsmith 7 years ago

      I would like to hear the song from the kids who were left. Sorry, I must be getting old

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      Andy-Po 9 years ago

      Another great lyrics lens.

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      Ruth Coffee 9 years ago from Zionsville, Indiana

      What a classic, nice job on the lens!

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      julieannbrady 9 years ago

      Another good song of the boss's ... oh, and I have a Hungry Stomach. Thanks my dear for dropping by and spreading a little cheer.

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      Mihaela Vrban 9 years ago from Croatia

      One of my favorite by Bruce Springsteen :)