Red-Headed Woman

Album: Plugged: In Concert (1992)

Songfacts®:

  • Springsteen wrote this song about his second and current wife, the red-headed Patti Scialfa, whom he married in 1991. She has released a few solo albums, including - Rumble Doll (1993) and 23rd Street Lullaby (2004) - and is a member of the E street band. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Josh - Whitehorse, Canada
  • Well listen up stud
    Your life's been wasted
    Til you've got down on your knees and tasted
    A red headed woman


    Yes, this means what you think it does. In concert, Springsteen has said that the song is about cunnilingus.
  • For the Plugged: In Concert MTV special, Springsteen broke from their acoustic format and played electric (not quite Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival, but a statement nonetheless). The E Street Band was on hiatus for this performance, which was released as an album and on video, with this as the first track. When the DVD was released, it contained some additional tracks. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France

Comments: 3

  • Spencer from Port Moody, BcThe song appears as the first track on Bruce Sprinsteen's In Concert MTV (Un)Plugged album.
  • Neil from Philly, Pathe song is about Patti Scialfa his wife and band member
  • Jillian from Cincinnati, OhEvery redheaded woman *loves* this song! :)
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