Standing in the rain
With his head hung low
He couldn't get a ticket
It was a sold out show

Heard the roar of the crowd
He could picture the scene
Put his head to the wall
And like a distant scream

He heard one guitar
It just blew him away
He saw stars in his eyes
And the very next day

He bought a beat up six string
In the second hand store
Didn't know how to play it
But he knew for sure

That one guitar
Felt good in his hands
It didn't take long
To understand

Just one guitar
Slung way down low
Was a one way ticket
Only one way to go

So he started rockin'
And he's never gonna stop
Gonna keep on rockin'
Someday gonna make it to the top

And be a jukebox hero
(Got stars in his eyes)
He's a jukebox hero
He took one guitar

(Jukebox hero)
(Stars in his eyes)
Jukebox hero
(Stars in his eyes)

He'll come alive tonight
In a town without a name
In a heavy downpour
Thought he cast his own shadow

By the backstage door
Like a trip through the past
To that day in the rain
And that one guitar

Made his whole life change
Now he needs to keepa rockin'
He just can't stop
Gonna keep on rockin'

That boy has got to stay on top
And be a jukebox hero
(Got stars in his eyes)
He's a jukebox hero

(Got stars in his eyes)
Yeah, jukebox hero
(Stars in his eyes)
With that one guitar

(Stars in his eyes)
He'll come alive
Come alive tonight
Yeah, he's gotta keepa rockin'

Just can't stop
Gonna keep on rockin'
That boy has got to stay on top


Lyrics submitted by angelvamp13

"Jukebox Hero" as written by Mick Jones Lou Gramm

Lyrics © SOMERSET SONGS PUBLISHING INC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentThis song is actually a true story, The band showed up to the concert running late because of bad weather and got off their bus at the back of the venue and there was a kid standing in the rain with his head up against the wall listening to the opening act. The band went in and Lou Gramm the lead singer stopped and felt sorry for him because he was so dedicated to hear the concert that he took him in the building and put him in the front row right in front of the stage.... Afterwards they took him backstage and the kid said how he wanted to be a rockstar so bad. The song was written right after.
    The part about buying the beat up six string were just referring to him saying he wanted to be a rockstar someday
    coty84on November 20, 2011   Link

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