Sweethearts of the Rodeo. "Midnight Girl in a Sunset Town". New Live Music Video.

Sweethearts of the Rodeo sing "Midnight Girl in a Sunset Town" on Country's Family Reunion.

"Midnight Girl/Sunset Town" is a song written by Don Schlitz, and recorded by American country music duo Sweethearts of the Rodeo. It was released in November 1986 as the third single from the album Sweethearts of the Rodeo. The song reached #4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

 

The song is about a young woman who is a native of an unnamed rural town with conservative values. Having taken a liking to the nightlife, the woman has grown restless and weary of her own rural upbringing and desires to abandon it altogether in favor of a relocation to a larger city. During the song, she -- as part of the "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep" prayer -- prays that she will eventually be able to fulfill those exact wishes.

 

Lyrics

 

Mama was a farmer's wife

We knew everyone for miles around

We lived here all our lives

 

It never even entered their minds

I might not want to stay

But I'm young and still got time

I got to get away

 

And there's one stop-light

Blinkin' on and off

Everyone knows where

Their neighbors are

 

They roll up the streets

When the sun goes down

I'm a midnight girl

In a sunset town

 

I'm a midnight girl

In a sunset town

 

Seen places on the TV

Where they stay up all night long

Around here it's early to bed

And they rise before the dawn

 

They say the old ways are still the best

I cannot deny it

But I can't get no rest

'Cause it's just too quiet

 

And there's one stop-light

Blinkin' on and off

Everyone knows where

Their neighbors are

 

They roll up the streets

When the sun goes down

I'm a midnight girl

In a sunset town

 

I'm a midnight girl

In a sunset town

 

Now I lay me down to sleep

Pray the Lord my soul to keep

If I should die before the world turns 'round

Lord, don't leave me in this one horse town

 

(Lord, don't leave me in this one horse town.)

Lord, don't leave me in this one horse town

(Lord, don't leave me in this one horse town.)

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