Bruce Springsteen - Wreck on the Highway Lyrics

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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Dorsey Dixon
    album: Track in album The River
    release date: 1980-10-10
    popularity : 389 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 A. Farber, Jeff Hendrickson, Garry Rindfuss, Dana Bisbee and Raymond Willard
    harmonica & electric guitar & 12 string guitar: Bruce Springsteen
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 074643685412
    script: Latin