Private User from Boston, MaThis song is about a friend of my father-in-law, both of who were concert promoters and close friends with Springsteen in the 70s. And no, “Eddie” (name changed and I won’t reveal it) was not a criminal, but someone who put on a lot of events in the Trenton, NJ area but did fall on hard times. In fact, “Eddie” appears in at least one other of Springsteen’s songs under a different name. My father-in-law isn’t alive (he passed in the 70s) but “Eddie” still is and is currently living on a beach down in Jamaica. :D
Mippy724 from Ashland OrLOVE this song, always have from the first listen. The rhythm is so damn cool 1 2 3 FOUR 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 FOUR 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 FOUR 5 6 7 8
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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