The Tragically Hip have a reputation as a great live band and part of that is based on the live variations on classic hits. Sometimes lead singer Gordon Downie will insert a story into the middle of the song or they insert portions of other songs into the break. The original version of Highway Girl is off the first studio album, Tragically Hip. In this version, not only does Gordie tell a story of tragic love, but also include lyrics from a few songs off the (at the time) upcoming Fully Completely album. This song was actually released as a B-Side on a radio promo disc for Twist My Arm in 1991.