Last night I was out driving
Coming home at the end of the working day
I was riding alone through the drizzling rain
On a deserted stretch of a county two-lane
When I came upon a wreck on the highway

There was blood and glass all over
And there was nobody there but me
As the rain tumbled down hard and cold
I seen a young man lying by the side of the road
He cried Mister, won't you help me please

An ambulance finally came and took him to Riverside
I watched as they drove him away
And I thought of a girlfriend or a young wife
And a state trooper knocking in the middle of the night
To say your baby died in a wreck on the highway

Sometimes I sit up in the darkness
And I watch my baby as she sleeps
Then I climb in bed and I hold her tight
I just lay there awake in the middle of the night
Thinking 'bout the wreck on the highway



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    General Comment"I just lay there awake in the middle of the night, thinking about the wreck on the highway." One of the reasons Bruce's storytelling is so vivid is because he oftentimes conjures up pictures and narratives by doing more with less words. How sad and pitiful does that line make you feel, especially if you really listen to it and understand the string of drama playing out in Bruce's soul like actors on a stage. Every song is a scene, every album an epic work of art, displaying elements of both drama and music.
    differentstrokes5on April 05, 2012   Link

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