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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    General CommentOne of the songs that made me the Bruce freak that I am today. This song was a big hit when released in 1980, but was still something of a regional hit. The rock stations in Denver where I grew up hardly ever played this. Albiet, the song was a hit in every region of the country, but the Mountain West, but still, I wish I heard it more back then.

    Great sing a long song with the Danny Federici keyboard playing at its best.

    I've always wondered where Kingstown is in relationship to Baltimore. I heard somewhere that it's on Maryland's Eastern Shore, near Ocean City. Not sure if it's a spot with a lot of bars where one goes to drive and never turn back to their wife and kids in Baltimore though.
    Pirtyfool22on May 17, 2007   Link

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