midnight in memphis lyrics – bette midler

it’s midnight in memphis
and all the boys are out tonight.
oh, midnight in memphis,
but my true love is not in sight.
the neon’s glowing,
but i just don’t see the light.

i’m following my footsteps
trying to find myself a friend.
oh, baby! following my footsteps
trying to see where they might end.
i’m tryin’ to break these blues,
but i can’t even get them to bend.

oh, midnight in memphis.
well, ya take me away.
midnight in memphis.
it’s a long, long time
before the day.

burnin’ out on beale street.
can you hear that engine roar?
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
burnin’ out on beale street.
there’s a girl in every door.
yeah, you know it don’t matter what you got,
they’re asking me for more.
play it for me one time, boys.

i heard the river risin’,
risin’ up over my head.
yeah, heard the river risin’,
and this is what it said:
“i don’t need no live ones;
i just take care of the dead.”

oh, midnight in memphis.
take me, take me away.
midnight in memphis.
it’s a long, long time
before the day.

whoa, oh, oh, oh, midnight in memphis.
midnight in memphis.
midnight in memphis.
it’s a long, long time
before the day,
before the day.

/ bette midler lyrics