Meeting Across the River

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  • This is one of Springsteen's character songs where he examines the psyche of someone down on his luck. The main character is a common criminal who has worked himself into a bit of trouble.
  • This song was the inspiration for the 2005 book titled Meeting Across the River: Stories Inspired by the Haunting Bruce Springsteen Song, which is a collection of 21 short stories. >>
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    Laura - New York, NY
  • The haunting Jazz-inspired flugelhorn was played by Randy Brecker, formerly of Blood Sweat and Tears. Jazz veteran Richard Davis contributed the upright bass. He also played on Van Morrison's Astral Weeks album.
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  • Daniel from Seattle, WaTom Waits said that he wished HE had written this song. Springsteen repaid the complement by doing Waits' "Jersey Girl."
  • Derek from Shrewsbury, Magreat song not very well known but thats understandable because its so slow
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