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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
Widely used in the River tour, as it was performed 94 times
One only rendering for this song in the Born in the U.S.A. tour (28/03/1985 Entertainment Centre, Sydney ,Australia)
It only saw the light less than a dozen times in the whole Devils and Dust tour
One only performance during the Working on a Dream tour (08/11/2009 Madison Square Garden, New York,NY ,USA)
Often played during the 2016 The River tour (40 times)

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