Wreck on the Highway Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Bruce Springsteen
album: Track 9 in album The River
release date: 1980-10-10
popularity : 109 users have visited this page.
length: 3:55
assistant engineer: Dana Bisbee, Jeff Hendrickson, James Farber, Garry Rindfuss, Raymond Willard
12 string guitar: Bruce Springsteen
drums: Max Weinberg
piano: Roy Bittan
bass: Garry Tallent
organ: Danny Federici
acoustic guitar: Steven Van Zandt
electric guitar: Steven Van Zandt, Bruce Springsteen
saxophone: Clarence Clemons
percussion: Clarence Clemons
harmonica: Bruce Springsteen
mastering: Ken Perry
mix: Chuck Plotkin, Toby Scott
producer: Steven Van Zandt, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau
recording: Neil Dorfsman
background vocals: Roy Bittan, Steven Van Zandt, Clarence Clemons
vocal: Bruce Springsteen
composer: Bruce Springsteen
lyricist: Bruce Springsteen

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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

  • 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
  • 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