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 cam 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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Live history

"Wreck on the Highway" has been performed live a total of 140 times.
First known performance:
1980-10-03, Ann Arbor, MI
The River Tour
Last known performance:
2016-07-28, Oslo, Norway
The River Tour 2016

Release history

Total releases: 3
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Bruce Springsteen, The River, album, 1980-10-17
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Bruce Springsteen, The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984, rerelease, 2014-11-17
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Bruce Springsteen, The Ties that Bind: The River Collection, rerelease, 2015-12-04