Hometown Hero, flecks in his charm,
With a borderline joke to the guys at the bar
And they slap their knees like they've not heard it before
Thirty-five years of wearing his badge
Nickname for life wouldn't shoulder off
His bomber that he wears as the coach of the high school team

He lights his cigarette and says 'Man these things will kill me someday'
Raises his glass and says 'Here's to hoping'

Hometown Hero, flecks in his arm
With a five yard pass to the end of the bar
He says 'I'll be right back, I'm just gonna go grab another pack'
He walks one block to the all night station
And steps into a situation
There's a man with a gun pointed at the nervous clerk

And before he could think
He was tackling the gunman
Who hit his head and was knocked unconcious

The clerk, relieved, said 'Oh my God, you're a hero man and you should stick around
Til the cops get here, maybe you'll make the morning news'
But the Hometown Hero rose to his feet, tossed him the gun and said 'Thanks, but I've gotta run, I'll take a pack of Camel Lites and be on my way'

He stepped outside the door, heard the sirens in the distance
Lit his cigarette and said 'Man these things will kill me someday'
Exhaled smoke and said 'Here's to hoping'

Lyrics submitted by wyliecain

Hometown Hero song meanings
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