Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - Meeting Across The River video

I was just listening to one of my favorite internet radio stations, mvy radio out of Martha's Vineyard and they just played "Meeting Across The River" by Bruce Springsteen. Somehow, I think that song had slipped by me until now.

"Meeting Across The River", off of Born to Run (1975), has the old school Bruce Springsteen sound that I love. With the descriptive lyrics, signature piano and musical arrangement, Bruce Springsteen captured my imagination as though I was watching a scene from a quality Broadway show, playing in my mind. The trumpet in the album version adds to the appeal, like it's being played at night, from behind a neighbor's open window.

The story is about a guy who wants to get across the river to make some sort of a shady deal. He's asking Eddie if he can help him out and give him a ride. By the end of the song, listeners are left to ponder whether or not the deal happened. Or at least, I am anyway.

I'm intrigued now. Is there some sort of sequel? Actually, the beauty of "Meeting Across The River" is that Bruce Springsteen has given me approx. 3 1/2 minutes of listening pleasure and entertainment. Leaving me with questions, curiosity about the song and the inspiration for it.

The "Meeting Across The River" lyrics have a feel of the 60's and on top of that, with names like Eddie and Cherry making appearances in the song, I couldn't help but think of the movies Eddie and the Cruisers and The Outsiders. I can picture Matt Dillon's character Dally from The Outsiders trying to arrange a meeting like this.

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By: Jenny May - Band Weblogs

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Jenny May is the founder of Band Weblogs. Based in Oxford, England (originally from New England), Band Weblogs was created in 2005. With a passion for music, Jenny May has performed with bands in the US and the UK, her music has appeared in films, she was a vocal coach for the Yamaha Rock School and has worked on music projects with musicians such as Jon Fishman (Phish), Fyfe Dangerfield (Guillemots) and Cisco Adler (Shwayze). Jenny is currently writing music commentary and reviews for Band Weblogs and writing, recording and performing music with songwriter and musician Dave Tommo.
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