Juke Box Hero Lyrics - Foreigner

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Standing in the rain, with his head hung low
Couldn't get a ticket, it was a sold out show
Heard the roar of the crowd, he could picture the scene
Put his ear to the wall, then like a distant scream
He heard one guitar, just blew him away
He saw stars in his eyes, and the very next day

Bought a beat up six string, in a secondhand store
Didn't know how to play it, but he knew for sure
That one guitar, felt good in his hands, 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', ain't never gonna stop
Gotta keep on rockin', someday gonna make it to the top

And be a juke box hero, got stars in his eyes, he's a juke box hero
He took one guitar, juke box hero, stars in his eyes
Juke box hero, (stars in his eyes) He'll come alive tonight

In a town without a name, in a heavy downpour
Thought he passed 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 keep on rockin', he just can't stop
Gotta keep on rockin', that boy has got to stay on top

And be a juke box hero, got stars in his eyes
He's a juke box hero, got stars in his eyes
Yeah, juke box hero, stars in his eyes
With that one guitar, (stars in his eyes)
He'll come alive, come alive tonight...Woah

Yeah, he's gotta keep on rockin', just can't stop
Gotta keep on rockin', that boy has got to stay on top

And be a juke box hero, got stars in his eyes
He's a juke box hero, got stars in his eyes
(Just one guitar) juke box hero, (aah aah aaah) got stars in his eyes
He's just a juke box hero, aah aah aaah
Juke box (stars) hero, (stars, stars) juke box hero, (stars, stars)
He's got stars in his eyes, stars in his eyes

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Awesome | Reviewer: 80's reviewer | 8/28/11

Ok, obviously, Foreigner has come up with some pretty good head banging, balls to the wall music! But this song, is pretty epic. I first heard this song a few months ago, now i am making a slideshow corresponding to the song. It's a song with meaning.

Foreigner is telling a story, about an ordinary man, in hopes of getting a seat to a concert, but couldn't get to the concert box office in time. He secretly sneaks out to the backstage door, and listens to the concert from there. As soon as he hears the beautiful sound of the guitar, he is blown away from the sound. He is then starstruck, and decides to take up guitar, and discovers that he is a natural born guitar player, and he loves it so much, he wants to keep it up. He remembers the day of the concert very clearly, and wants to be as good as the player. So he keeps playing on. Years later, he gets a name in the music industry, and is going to the same concert place as that day in the rain. He stops in front of the backstage door, where it all began, and realizes that he needs to keep it up, or he will be forever forgotten. Years and years later now, his name is forever engraved in music history, making him a Jukebox hero.

Hope you liked my take on the song... By the way I am in fact twelve, so yeah

Oh wow... | Reviewer: Mr. somebody | 8/7/10

The song starts off with an almost legendary bassline that carries on pretty much through the whole song... The first 6 lines... are just an example of how one moment could take you into a world of oppurtunity.. and he eventually bought a guitar, not knowing how to play it, but he knew hed get far...
After a concert one night.. Hes walking in the back allleys and remembers the night, a night much like that night, where he heard that guitar.. and remembers it as his inspiration.. his reason he became what he is... he can thank it all to that one tiny moment.. now he has become a jukebox hero...

wtf!!!!???? | Reviewer: Daniel | 5/28/09

dude why hasn't anyone reviewed this song??????

I am not joking, this song is for sure one of the greatest songs of all time! you have to listen to this song, because you will not regret it and you will come back to this page, write a reply and say thank you lord!

This song expresses a man's passion for rock when he listened to a person playing in a concert one time. he then was walking down a street one day and looked in a glass window of a music store when he saw the guitar that changed his life. he knew from then on, that guitar, without even know how to play it, would be his key to playing rock which he discovered at that one concert. then, many years later, he started walking up to play rock in his own concert, and he remembered that one guitar (which i think he remembers every concert, but not sure). That guitar made him a jukebox hero.

And of course, Foreigner is a great band, although under-appreciated by way too many ppl (probably because they can't play live good at all, which is surprising judging by the lyrics of many of his songs, this one and Hot Blooded especially). He has enough top hits to fill a CD, a CD of which people who lived through the 80's would recognize every song. Although there are many great artists, Foreigner plays their songs straight from the heart, and each song actually relates to their own life every time (except probably Dirty White Boy, and maybe Girl on the Moon).

By the way, anyone who wants to know, Foreigner is AOR, and also, they made the transition from the 70's to the 80's without losing success unlike most other bands. Eventually, toward the mid-80's, they started getting into power ballads which turned out to be phenomenally successful, their two most known power ballads are I want to Know what Love Is, and I've been Waiting for a Girl like You. Unfortunately, Say You will in 1987 was his last hit period. 5 Albums before Inside Information, and that was it.

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