Sweethearts Of The Rodeo. Midnight Girl/Sunset Town (1986)

The greatest country music female duo of the ´80s, Sweethearts of the Rodeo, sing one of their greatest hits, Midnight Girl - Sunset Town. A rare performance. 

"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

 

 

I was born in a small town momma was a farmers wife

We knew everyone for miles around we lived here all our lives

It never even entered their minds I might not wanna stay

But I'm young I still got time I got to get away

And there's one stop-light blinking on and off

Everyone knows where their neighbours 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...

[ guitar ]

 

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) 

Well there's one stop-light...

There's one stop-light...

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