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from Bruce Springsteen – Hungry Heart Lyrics on Rap Genius


Oddly enough, this most iconic of Bruce songs was originally written for The Ramones:

When Springsteen met Joey Ramone in Asbury Park, New Jersey, Ramone asked him to write a song for The Ramones. Springsteen composed “Hungry Heart” that night, but decided to keep it for himself on the advice of his producer and manager, Jon Landau. Previously, upbeat and catchy Springsteen songs such as “Because the Night” and “Fire” had been given away and become hits for others, and Landau preferred the trend not continue

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