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Song title: Meeting across The river


Meeting across The river

Hey, Eddie, can you lend me a few bucks
And tonight can you get us a ride
Gotta make it through the tunnel
Got a meeting with a man on the other side

Hey Eddie, this guy, he’s the real thing
So if you want to come along
You gotta promise you won’t say anything
`Cause this guy don’t dance
And the word’s been passed this is our last chance

We gotta stay cool tonight, Eddie
`Cause man, we got ourselves out on that line
And if we blow this one
They ain’t gonna be looking for just me this time

And all we gotta do is hold up our end
Here stuff this in your pocket
It’ll look like you’re carrying a friend
And remember, just don’t smile
Change your shirt, ’cause tonight we got style

Well Cherry says she’s gonna walk
`Cause she found out I took her radio and hocked it
But Eddie, man, she don’t understand
That two grand’s practically sitting here in my pocket

And tonight’s gonna be everything that I said
And when I walk through that door
I’m just gonna throw that money on the bed
She’ll see this time I wasn’t just talking
Then I’m gonna go out walking

Hey Eddie, can you catch us a ride?


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First known live performance: 26/09/1975 University of Iowa, Iowa City,IO ,USA
Last known live performance: 28/03/2016 Madison Square Garden, New York,NY ,USA

Song 'history':

Recorded during the 1974 and/or Born to Run sessions (and released on the BORN TO RUN ALBUM)
Not much used during the Born to Run tour, deserving only less than a dozen renderings
Just 5 shots during the Darkness tour
19 perfomances were given during the Reunion tour
Not much used during the Rising tour, deserving only 5 renderings
During the Devils and Dust tour, the song was played 3 times
During the Magic tour, the song was played 5 times
The Working on a Dream tour counted 13 apparitions of this song
Just less than a dozen shots during the Wrecking Ball tour
Bruce gave this song only two shots through the High Hopes tour (16/02/2014 AAMI Park, Melbourne ,Australia and 02/03/2014 Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland ,New Zealand)
One only rendering for this song in the 2016 The River tour (28/03/2016 Madison Square Garden, New York,NY ,USA)

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