Meeting Across the River

Album: Born to Run (1975)
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  • Hey Eddie, can you lend me a few bucks
    Tonight can you get us a ride
    Gotta make it through the tunnel
    Got a meeting with a man on the other side

    Hey Eddie, this guy, he's the real thing
    So if you want to come along
    You gotta promise you won't say anything
    'Cause this guy don't dance
    The word's been passed, this is our last chance

    We gotta stay cool tonight, Eddie
    'Cause man, we got ourselves out on that line
    And if we blow this one
    They ain't gonna be looking for just me this time

    And all we gotta do is hold up our end
    Here, stuff this in your pocket
    It'll look like you're carrying a friend
    And remember, just don't smile
    Change your shirt, 'cause tonight we got style

    Cherry says she's gonna walk
    'Cause she found out I took her radio and hocked it
    But Eddie, man, she don't understand
    That two grand's practically sitting here in my pocket

    Tonight's gonna be everything that I said
    And when I walk through that door
    I'm just gonna throw that money on the bed
    She'll see this time I wasn't just talking
    Then I'm gonna go out walking

    Hey Eddie, can you catch us a ride Writer/s: Bruce Springsteen
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • 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
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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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