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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    My OpinionThis is not a selfish song. Bruce is saying that we all have points when we allow our pleasure that blocks out our pain- and I don't get that in live until I make an amazing sea-change first so I'm the other side where you are left focusing on the pain and I need to swim in the river over and over and over again until I can find it- to make us want more and more. He is telling us this is a recipe for disaster if we follow these short-term feelings. So the solution is you stay where you are at and play the part until the feelings subside and you can appreciate you already have as a great life. You love the one you have tamed because you have invested your energy in that person and know them and haev all the experiences of giving to them- all that philosophy from the Little Prince.
    Donny1on April 13, 2014   Link

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