Performer: The Goo Goo Dolls
Lead vocals: John Rzeznik
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At various concerts John Rzeznik introduced Broadway saying the song is about the neighbourhood John grew up in, in Buffalo, New York. On VH1 Storytellers he explains: "I wrote this song about the neighbourhood I grew up in, and some of the really interesting characters that lived there. There were a lot of good people there, but certainly a few very narrow minded people. It was like this blue collar working class kinda neighbourhood in Buffalo, and it was like -and I'm not trying to sound like Bruce Springsteen, but that was really was it was like- basically what it was like is a church on every corner and a bar on every corner. So that was kinda the vibe and everybody worked in all the factories around town and stuff. I'm proud that I'm from there. And it's kinda forgotten place now. The neighbourhood has gotten really run down now. So I went back to see my fathers house, where I grew up in. And I'm driving down the street and I'm like 'I gotta get the hell out of this neighbourhood.' Or I'll be killed. But it was a great place to grow up in. You learn the difference between right and wrong out of someone telling you or smacking it into your head. In retrospect I'm glad for that."

The Broadway in this song is about Broadway St. in Buffalo, New York and not about Broadway in New York City.

The line "You pray to statues when you sober up for fun" is probably a reference to the bars and churches in his neighbourhood.

Broadway is dark tonight
A little bit weaker than you used to be
Broadway is dark tonight
See the young man sitting in the old man's bar
Waiting for his turn to die

The cowboy kills the rock star
And Friday night's gone too far
The dim light hides the years
On all the faded girls

Forgotten but not gone
You drink it off your mind
You talk about the world
Like it's someplace that you've been

You see you'd love to run home but you know you ain't got one
Cause you're living in a world that you're best forgotten around here

Broadway is dark tonight
A little bit weaker than you used to be
Broadway is dark tonight
See the young man sitting in the old man's bar
Waiting for his turn to die

You choke down all your anger
Forget your only son
You pray to statues when you sober up for fun
You're anger don't impress me
The world slapped in your face
It always rains like hell on the loser's day parade

You see you'd love to run home, but you know ain't got one
Cause you're living in a world that you're best forgotten
When you're thinking you're a joke and nobody's gonna listen
To the one small point I know they've been missing around here

Broadway is dark tonight
A little bit weaker than you used to be
Broadway is dark tonight
See the young man sitting in the old man's bar
Waiting for his turn to die

You see you'd love to run home but you know ain't got one
Cause you're living in a world that you're best forgotten
And if you're thinking you're a joke do you think that they'll listen
To the one small point I know they've been missing around here
Round here
Broadway is dark tonight
A little bit weaker than you used to be
Broadway is dark tonight
See the young man sitting in the old man's bar
Waiting for his turn to die

Seneca Niagara Bear's Den, Niagara Falls, NY (April 12, 2014)
Lewis A. Swyer Theatre @ The Egg, Albany, NY (April 9, 2014)
The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT (April 8, 2014)
The Carrier Theatre @ TheOncenter Complex, Syracuse, NY (April 7, 2014)
Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (March 16, 2014)
Royal Theatre, Victoria, BC, Canada (March 5, 2014)
Enmax Center, Lethbridge, AB, Canada (March 3, 2014)
Jack Singer, Calgary, AB, Canada (March 2, 2014)
Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, SK (February 27, 2014)
Olympia, Montreal, QC, Canada (February 17, 2014)
Main Street, Boise, ID (February 15, 2014)
Silver Legacy Hotel Casino, Reno, NV (February 14, 2014)
House Of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ (February 1, 2014)
St. George Theatre, Staten Island, NY (January 31, 2014)
The Iridium, New York City, NY (January 30, 2014)
House Of Blues, Los Angeles, CA (December 31, 2013)
WIXX Atrium, Green Bay, WI (December 23, 2013)
Mahaffey Theater, St Petersburg, FL (December 13, 2013)
Dynasty Lounge, Carnival Imagination, Atlantic Ocean (December 8, 2013)
Carnival Imagination, Atlantic Ocean (December 7, 2013)
Lico Deck, Carnival Imagination, Atlantic Ocean (December 6, 2013)
Belly Up, Solana Beach, CA (November 11, 2013)
UEA, Norwich, UK (October 21, 2013)
O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds, UK (October 20, 2013)
O2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle, UK (October 19, 2013)
The Glasgow Academy, Glasgow, UK (October 17, 2013)
Manchester Academy, Manchester, UK (October 16, 2013)
Rock City, Nottingham, UK (October 15, 2013)
Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TX (September 21, 2013)
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY (August 24, 2013)
Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA (August 10, 2013)
Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA (July 17, 2013)
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, MO (July 9, 2013)
Klipsch Music Center, Indianapolis, IN (July 7, 2013)
DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI (July 6, 2013)
The Pavilion, Highland Park, IL (July 4, 2013)
The Pavilion, Highland Park, IL (July 3, 2013)
The Pavilion, Highland Park, IL (July 2, 2013)
Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH (June 30, 2013)
First Niagara Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA (June 29, 2013)
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON, Canada (June 27, 2013)
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY (June 26, 2013)
Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH (June 25, 2013)
Florida Theatre, Jacksonville, FL (June 5, 2013)
Kerrang! House, Birmingham, UK (May 22, 2013)
Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, MD (May 17, 2013)
Hotel Monaco, Portland, OR (May 16, 2013)
Coca-Cola Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT (May 15, 2013)
MLB Fan Cave, New York City, NY (May 1, 2013)
Marist College Riverfront Recreational Area, Poughkeepsie, NY (April 28, 2013)
City Winery, New York City, NY (April 25, 2013)
Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, PA (April 21, 2013)
Campbell University Convocation Center, Buies Creek, NC (April 17, 2013)
The Uptown Theatre, Napa, CA (April 6, 2013)
The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA (April 3, 2013)
Guitar Center, Hollywood, CA (March 28, 2013)
Busch Gardens' Gwazi Park, Tampa, FL (March 3, 2013)
Star 94.1 Office, San Diego, CA (February 15, 2013)
102.1 KPRI FM Studio, San Diego, CA (February 15, 2013)
Soul By Ludacris Headphones Studio, Burbank, CA (February 12, 2013)
101.9 FM studio, Chicago, IL (February 4, 2013)
Mazda Music Lounge, Dallas, TX (February 1, 2013)
Y98 Studio, St. Louis, MO (February 1, 2013)
Mix 96.5 studio, Houston TX (January 31, 2013)
Alice 97.3 studio, San Francisco, CA (January 29, 2013)
Belly Up, Solana Beach, CA (November 12, 2012)
Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza, Bethlehem, PA (August 7, 2012)
Fort Calgary, Calgary, AB (July 13, 2012)
San Manuel Casino, Highland, CA (May 3, 2012)
Excelsior Grand, Staten Island, NY (April 28, 2012)
TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ (February 2, 2012)
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA (January 21, 2012)
Caesars, Atlantic City, NJ (December 31, 2011)
Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, NH (November 19, 2011)
Warner Theater, Torrington, CT (November 17, 2011)
Warner Theater, Erie, PA (November 13, 2011)
The Paramount, Huntington, NY (November 12, 2011)
Wellmont Theater, Montclair, NJ (November 11, 2011)
Sovereign Performing Arts Center, Reading, PA (November 8, 2011)
National, Richmond, VA (November 7, 2011)
King Center of the Performing Arts, Melbourne, FL (November 5, 2011)
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, FL (November 2, 2011)
L'Auberge du Lac Hotel & Casino, Lake Charles, LA (October 29, 2011)
Carolina Theatre, Greensboro, NC (October 27, 2011)
State Theatre, Ithaca, NY (October 19, 2011)
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN (October 17, 2011)
Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, Chicago, IL (October 15, 2011)
Veale Center, Cleveland, OH (October 13, 2011)
The Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI (October 12, 2011)
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA (September 25, 2011)
The Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA (August 27, 2011)
Deer Valley Ski Resort, Park City, UT (August 18, 2011)
1st Bank Amphitheater, Denver, CO (August 17, 2011)
Studio C, Denver, CO (August 16, 2011)
Hard Rock Café, Denver, CO (August 16, 2011)
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Spring, TX (August 14, 2011)
Hard Rock Hotel/Hard Rock Live, Biloxi, MS (August 13, 2011)
Uptown Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC (August 9, 2011)
Verizon Wireless Amph at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA (August 7, 2011)
Pompano Beach Amphitheater, Pompano Beach, FL (August 5, 2011)
Raleigh Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC (August 3, 2011)
The LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheatre, Columbus, OH (August 2, 2011)
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY (July 31, 2011)
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY (July 29, 2011)
Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA (July 27, 2011)
The Filene Center, Vienna, VA (July 26, 2011)
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY (July 24, 2011)
Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, New York City, NY (July 22, 2011)
PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ (July 22, 2011)
Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT (July 20, 2011)
Bank of America Pavilion, Boston, MA (July 19, 2011)
Meadowbrook, Rochester (Detroit), MI (July 17, 2011)
Charter One, Chicago, IL (July 16, 2011)
Harrah's Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs, IA (July 15, 2011)
Q Listener Lounge, Omaha, NE (July 15, 2011)
PNC Pavilion at Riverbend, Cincinnati, OH (July 13, 2011)
Grand Casino Mille Lacs, Onamia, MN (July 9, 2011)
Shores of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee, WI (July 8, 2011)
Heritage Landing, Muskegon, MI (July 7, 2011)
W Union Square, New York City, NY (June 10, 2011)
Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas, NV (June 3, 2011)
Table Mountain Casino, Friant, CA (June 1, 2011)
Pechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula, CA (May 28, 2011)
Pechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula, CA (May 27, 2011)
Lucky Star Casino, Concho, OK (May 21, 2011)
Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood, CA (April 30, 2011)
Lamkin Activity Center, Maryville, MO (April 15, 2011)
Diamond Jo Casino, Dubuque, IA (April 14, 2011)
Covelli Center, Youngstown, OH (April 12, 2011)
Gerhard Fieldhouse, Lewisburg, PA (April 8, 2011)
Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Auditorium, Athens, OH (April 6, 2011)
The Grove, Oxford, MS (April 3, 2011)
Spirit Mountain Casino, Grande Ronde, OR (March 4, 2011)
Commodore, Vancouver, BC, Canada (March 2, 2011)
Jack Singer, Calgary, AB, Canada (February 28, 2011)
The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada (February 20, 2011)
NAC, Ottawa, ON, Canada (February 18, 2011)
Olympia Theatre, Montreal, QC, Canada (February 16, 2011)
Saint John Trade and Convention Centre, St John, NB, Canada (February 14, 2011)
Charlottetown Trade and Convention Centre, Charlottetown, PE, Canada (February 12, 2011)
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax, NS, Canada (February 11, 2011)
Studio C, St. Louis Park, MN (January 27, 2011)
WinStar World Casino, Thackerville, OK (December 31, 2010)
El Capitan Entertainment Center, Los Angeles, CA (December 14, 2010)
House Of Blues, Orlando, FL (December 5, 2010)
Oakdale Theater, Hartford, CT (December 3, 2010)
Roseland Ballroom, New York City, NY (December 1, 2010)
HMV Forum, London, UK (November 21, 2010)
O2 Academy Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (November 20, 2010)
O2 Academy Leicester, Leicester, UK (November 17, 2010)
O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol, UK (November 16, 2010)
UEA, Norwich, UK (November 15, 2010)
O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK (November 13, 2010)
Manchester Academy, Manchester, UK (November 12, 2010)
O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (November 11, 2010)
O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds, UK (November 9, 2010)
O2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle, UK (November 8, 2010)
O2 Academy Glasgow, Glasgow, UK (November 7, 2010)
St Vincent College, Latrobe, PA (October 23, 2010)
Ulster PAC, Kingston, NY (October 20, 2010)
House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC (October 15, 2010)
Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN (October 9, 2010)
Embassy Theatre, Ft Wayne, IN (October 5, 2010)
Millett Hall, Oxford, OH (October 2, 2010)
P.C. Richard & Son Theater, New York City, NY (September 30, 2010)
Ryan Center, Kingston, RI (September 29, 2010)
Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater, Syracuse, NY (September 28, 2010)
Hard Rock, Biloxi, MS (September 24, 2010)
The Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA (August 31, 2010)
Sleep Train Pavilion, Concord, CA (August 26, 2010)
Superpages.com Center, Dallas, TX (August 21, 2010)
Family Arena, St. Charles, MO (August 18, 2010)
House Of Blues, Dallas, TX (August 17, 2010)
Ford Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL (August 15, 2010)
Uptown Theater, Charlotte, NC (August 10, 2010)
Raleigh Boutique Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC (August 9, 2010)
Toyota Pavilion, Scranton, PA (August 7, 2010)
Hard Rock Café, New York City, NY (August 4, 2010)
Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore, MD (August 3, 2010)
Bank of America Pavilion, Boston, MA (August 2, 2010)
Nikon at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY (July 30, 2010)
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT (July 28, 2010)
PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ (July 27, 2010)
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON (July 25, 2010)
Darien Lake, Buffalo, NY (July 23, 2010)
SPAC, Saratoga Springs, NY (July 22, 2010)
DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, MI (July 18, 2010)
Time Warner Cable Ampitheater, Cleveland, OH (July 17, 2010)
Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA (July 4, 2010)
Borgata Events Center, Atlantic City, NJ (July 3, 2010)
Viejas Casino, Dreamcatcher Lounge, San Diego, CA (June 25, 2010)
Arkansas Music Pavillion, Fayetteville, AR (June 11, 2010)
Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater, Tucson, AZ (June 7, 2010)
Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA (June 1, 2010)
Pikes Peak Center, Colorado Springs, CO (May 24, 2010)
Swiftel Center, Brookings, SD (May 22, 2010)
Harrah's Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs, IA (May 21, 2010)
Orpheum, Minneapolis, MN (May 19, 2010)
7 Flags Event Center, Clive, IA (May 18, 2010)
Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, MI (May 12, 2010)
Beale Street, Memphis, TN (April 30, 2010)
Hard Rock Café, Orlando, FL (April 27, 2010)
Moran Theater, Jacksonville, FL (April 25, 2010)
Performing Arts, North Charleston, SC (April 24, 2010)
War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro, NC (April 23, 2010)
The Norva, Norfolk, VA (April 21, 2010)
The National, Richmond, VA (April 20, 2010)
Penn State Behrend, Erie, PA (April 17, 2010)
Cheel Arena, Potsdam, NY (April 16, 2010)
Hershey Theatre, Hershey, PA (April 13, 2010)
FM Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA (April 11, 2010)
SUNY Campus Center, Oswego, NY (April 10, 2010)
Trask Coliseum, Wilmington, NC (April 8, 2010)
First Tee Golf of Augusta, Augusta, GA (April 6, 2010)
White River State Park, Indianapolis, IN (April 4, 2010)
Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, CA (January 7, 2010)
MotorCity Casino Sound Board!, Detroit, MI (December 31, 2009)
Honda Center, Anaheim, CA (October 6, 2009)
Horseshoe Southern Indiana, Elizabeth, IN (July 10, 2009)
Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, IL (July 9, 2009)
Stock Show and Rodeo, San Antonio, TX (February 13, 2009)
House of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ (December 31, 2008)
Carling Academy Liverpool, Liverpool (July 10, 2008)
Carling Academy Newcastle, Newcastle (July 9, 2008)
Rock City, Nottingham (July 8, 2008)
Carling Academy Sheffield, Sheffield (July 7, 2008)
Ambassador Theatre, Dublin, Ireland (July 4, 2008)
Ambassador Theatre, Dublin, Ireland (July 3, 2008)
Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI (January 5, 2008)
House Of Blues, Las Vegas, NV (December 31, 2007)
Best Buy, West Los Angeles, CA (November 15, 2007)
Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, Sterling Heights (August 26, 2007)
Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, MN (August 24, 2007)
Summer Sonic, Tokyo, Japan (August 11, 2007)
Tweeter Center, Boston, MA (July 22, 2007)
Apollo, Manchester, UK (July 11, 2007)
City Hall, Sheffield, UK (July 10, 2007)
Starlight Amphitheater, Kansas City, MO (July 2, 2007)
Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA (June 22, 2007)
Embassy Theatre, Ft. Wayne, IN (March 14, 2007)
9:30 Club, Washington, DC (February 6, 2007)
Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA (November 29, 2006)
Olympia Theater, Montreal, QC (November 18, 2006)
Jack Singer Theater, Calgary, AB (November 8, 2006)
Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK (October 15, 2006)
Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK (October 12, 2006)
Manchester Apollo, Manchester, UK (September 30, 2006)
PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ (August 26, 2006)
Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, VA (August 26, 2006)
Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY (August 3, 2006)
Riverbend Amphitheater, Cincinnati, OH (July 12, 2006)
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Noblesville, IN (July 8, 2006)
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA (June 27, 2006)
Chronicle Pavilion, Concord, CA (June 25, 2006)
Sleep Train Amphitheater, Marysville, CA (June 24, 2006)
London Brixton Carling Academy, London, UK (June 4, 2006)
Music Mill, Indianapolis, IN (May 1, 2006)
Rave Bar, Milwaukee, WI (April 17, 2006)
Gothic Theatre, Englewood, CO (December 12, 2005)
Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort, Cancun, Mexico (October 17, 2005)
Miller Park, Wisconsin (August 20, 2005)
Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY (July 4, 2004)
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY (August 26, 2003)
Ballroom, New York City, NY (July 21, 2003)
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV (April 19, 2003)
First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA (March 7, 2003)
Roseland Ballroom, New York (November 9, 2002)
Zepp, Tokyo, Japan (October 19, 2002)
Chronicle Pavilion, Concord, CA (September 12, 2002)
P.N.C. Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ (August 17, 2002)
Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY (August 16, 2002)
HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NY (August 10, 2002)
Warner Theatre, Washington DC (June 9, 2002)
Verizon Theater, Houston, TX (May 23, 2002)
Grunspan, Hamburg, Germany (May 7, 2002)
The Astoria, London, England (May 3, 2002)
Olympic Medals Plaza, Salt Lake City UT (February 22, 2002)
Shea's Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, NY (December 30, 2001)
Suffolk Downs, Boston, MA (September 23, 2000)
Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, NY (March 29, 2000)
Shea's PAC, Buffalo, NY (December 2, 1999)
Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL (November 4, 1999)
Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL (September 18, 1999)
Unknown, Oxnard, CA (September 6, 1999)
Garden State Amphitheatre, Holmdel, NJ (August 22, 1999)
Hultsfred Festival, Hultsfred, Sweden (June 17, 1999)
Convention Center, Asbury Park, NJ (May 30, 1999)
Sunfest, West Palm Beach, FL (April 28, 1999)
Civic Center, Hartford, CT (March 29, 1999)
Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY (December 17, 1998)
Roseland Ballroom, New York (November 13, 1998)
Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers, GA (September 12, 1998)
This song was performed live at least 292 times.

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