Across The River

Album: A Night on the Town (1990)
Charted: 18
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  • Bruce Hornsby struck gold again with this hit, again telling a story from his perspective. This time, it's about a beautiful, strong-willed southern girl who determines to leave her boring, small-town life behind, to the disapproval of her uptight family and neighbors. However, everyone expects that she will be unable to cope in the cosmopolitan outside world and return. This continues even after she leaves. >>
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    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
  • This was the last of Hornsby's 6 US Top-40 hits.
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  • Al from Hollister, CaMy favorite song from Bruce and that says a lot because he has so many great ones.
    I put Bruce Hornsby and Neil Young as my favorite song writers.
    Now if he would only tour the west coast once in a while, it would make his fans here very happy.
  • Justin from Rochester, NyJerry Garcia played lead guitar on the original recording. In the liner notes for his 2004 greatest hits album, Bruce Hornsby said it may have been the second time Garcia ever hit the Top 40 chart (the first being the Grateful Dead's 1987 hit "Touch of Grey").
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