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Song title: Hungry heart

Hungry heart

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 Kingstone again

Everybody’s got a hungry heart...

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

Everybody’s got a hungry heart…

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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 18/10/1980 Kiel Opera House, Saint Louis,MO ,USA
Last known live performance: 25/02/2017 Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland ,New Zealand

Song 'history':

Published on the double album THE RIVER, in 1980
Widely used in the River tour, as it was performed 124 times
During the Born in the U.S.A. tour, the song was regularly included in every show
The song (in live version) was then included in the 'LIVE 1975-85' box set
Played at the Bridge Benefit show, 13-Oct-1986.
A real milestone of each setlist of the Tunnel of Love tour
Performed 1 times during the 1988 Amnesty International tour
Often played during the Human Touch tour (59 times)
The song was then included in the GREATEST HITS compilation, released in 1995.
In 1996 Sony released the BLOOD BROTHERS video (and mini-CD), which included also this song
A frequent number (64 apparitions) of renderings during the Reunion tour
13 perfomances were given during the Rising tour
The song was then included in the ESSENTIAL compilation, released in 2003.
Played once in the whole Devils and Dust tour (28/06/2005 iCC Arena, Berlin ,Germany)
Bruce inserted it 14 times in the setlists of the Magic tour
Often played during the Working on a Dream tour (44 times)
Often played during the Wrecking Ball tour (70 times)
A frequent number (19 apparitions) of renderings during the High Hopes tour
This song was due to be included, in 1980, in the THE RIVER single album projects, and has been later released on the THE TIES THAT BIND Anniversary Box
Published in live version in the DVD: 'Tempe 80' of 'THE TIES THAT BIND'
Performed pratically every night of the 2016 The River tour, missing a sole performance
Performed 13 times during the 2017 Summer tour

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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