Wreck on the Highway


A parody of a song by Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band.  Recorded by John Fitzpatrick in Arlington, VA
Recorded: 03/03/2016  Released: 03/03/2016  First aired: 03/11/2016
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Because: Bruce.....

Wreck on the Highway

Each night he goes out driving
Heading home at the end of a broadcast day
Maybe dines out on half of a chicken parm
Picks up his mail from Eric at The Palm
When he heads for home, he only knows one way

From DeSales he steers his Caddy on over
Then he takes Connecticut to Chevy Chase DC
When the rains tumbles down hard and cold
He calls to tell Michael but that's gotten so old
Mike says I love you dad, but I’m gonna block your calls one day

He bought the neighbors out who lived next door to one side
Dropped straight cash homey and sent them away
Then he offered it to Michael and his young wife
Liz looked him dead in the eye and said not on your life
I’m not living next door, nope, not gonna, no way

Each morn he wakes up in the darkness
Circles stuff in the paper while we all sleep
Prepares to do his show, where he owns the mike
Then he heads to the studio on Rockville Pike
And he talks to himself, reads out loud what all of the signs say

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Brad Weiss in Williamsburg, VA
524 days ago.
John Fitzpatrick in Arlington, VA
Thanks everybody, that was fun! In case you're also unfamiliar with this one, like the in-studio gang, this one was track four, side four -the last track on The River, double disc LP. Remember when you knew what side and what track a tune was (and that mattered?!) This is why they call id Old Guy Radio....
524 days ago.
Anita in Alaska in Anchorage,AK
How did I miss this one?! Beautiful John.
525 days ago.
joeythejammer in Ellicott City, MD
Highlight of JinglePalooza!!!
525 days ago.
mrlip in Springfield, VA
nope, not gonna, no way !
525 days ago.
judofuse in Atlanta
There are several lines in this that are simultaneously funny and very effective at painting a mental picture... Like Hampton mentioned, that's very hard to do. Masterful job.
526 days ago.
Kj Ohnstad in Red Wing, MN
Echoing Brad and Hampton's comments here, John. Just plain fabulous!
526 days ago.
Hampton Nager in Dallas, TX
Soulful and yet still funny. That is so unbelievably hard to do together.
532 days ago.
Brad Weiss in Williamsburg, VA
Yep, yessir, yes indeed. In fine form, as ever.
532 days ago.