Meeting Across the River

Album: Born to Run (1975)

Songfacts®:

  • 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.

Comments: 2

  • 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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