Wreck on the Highway Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Dorsey Dixon
album: Track in album The River
release date: 1980-10-10
popularity : 57 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Rock & Roll/Pop Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:55
producer: Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt and Jon Landau
drums: Max Weinberg
piano: Roy Bittan
vocal: Bruce Springsteen
mixer: Chuck Plotkin and Toby Scott
recorded by: Neil Dorfsman
bass: Garry Tallent
background vocals: Clarence Clemons, Roy Bittan and Steven Van Zandt
organ: Danny Federici
mastering: Ken Perry
acoustic guitar & electric guitar: Steven Van Zandt
saxophone & percussion: Clarence Clemons
assistant engineer: James Farber, Jeff Hendrickson, Garry Rindfuss, Dana Bisbee and Raymond Willard
harmonica & electric guitar & 12 string guitar: Bruce Springsteen
composer: Bruce Springsteen
lyricist: Bruce Springsteen

Cover Art

Bruce Springsteen The River cover art
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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


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Ties That Bind
  • 2 Sherry Darling
  • 3 Jackson Cage
  • 4 Two Hearts
  • 5 Independence Day
  • 6 Hungry Heart
  • 7 Out in the Street
  • 8 Crush on You
  • 9 You Can Look (but You Better Not Touch)
  • 10 I Wanna Marry You
  • 11 The River
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Point Blank
  • 2 Cadillac Ranch
  • 3 I’m a Rocker
  • 4 Fade Away
  • 5 Stolen Car
  • 6 Ramrod
  • 7 The Price You Pay
  • 8 Drive All Night
  • 9 Wreck on the Highway