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Song title: Wreck on the Highway


Wreck on the Highway

Last night I was out driving
Coming home at the end
of the working day
I was riding alone through
the drizzling rain
On a deserted stretch
of a county two-lane
When I came upon
a wreck on the highway

There was blood and glass all over
And there was nobody there but me
As the rain tumbled down hard and cold
I seen a young man lying
by the side of the road
He cried Mister,
won’t you help me please

An ambulance finally came
and took him to Riverside
I watched as they drove him away
And I thought of a girlfriend
or a young wife
And a state trooper knocking
in the middle of the night
To say your baby died in a
wreck on the highway

Sometimes I sit up in the darkness
And I watch my baby as she sleeps
Then I climb in bed and I hold her tight
I just lay there awake in the middle of the night
Thinking ‘bout the wreck on the highway


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 03/10/1980 Chrysler Arena, Ann Arbor,MI ,USA
Last known live performance: 28/07/2016 Frogner Park, Oslo ,Norway

Song 'history':


Published on the double album THE RIVER, in 1980
Perfomed in a large number of shows (94) of the River tour
One only performance during the Born in the U.S.A. tour (28/03/1985 Entertainment Centre, Sydney ,Australia)
Scarcely used during the Devils and Dust tour, with less than a dozen inclusions
One only rendering for this song in the Working on a Dream tour (08/11/2009 Madison Square Garden, New York,NY ,USA)
A discrete number of performances (40) was given during the 2016 The River tour

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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