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Shawn Mullins Lyrics
"Up All Night"

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Well Johnny Mae
and William J.
hitched a ride
from sunny L.A.
with a soldier who'd gone AWOL
stockade bound.

And they got off
in the Texas rain
and they hopped a southern diesel train
headed to Atlanta
my hometown.

Where she danced all night
in a go-go bar
and he tried his best
to play bass guitar
in the absolute worst punk band ever heard.
Yeah, but she got tired of the Georgia clay
and a drunk musician
who couldn't even play
so she took the bus to Boston
without a word.

He never got to say goodbye
and he has to wonder why
it keeps him up all night
(the way she wore her hair)
it keeps him up all night
(her voice is everywhere)
it keeps him up all night
shes out there
searchin somewhere
for somethin of her own

Well old Will kept makin bad music worse
but the whiskey and the pills
wouldnt quench his thirst no more
so he stuck a needle in his arm.

Then he lost his band
he started liftin' shops
it didnt take long
to get cuffed by the cops
and right about now
he's a-workin on the county farm.

It's never easier to say goodbye
and she has to wonder why
it keeps her up all night
(the way he held her hand)
it keeps her up all night
(he was her only man)
it keeps her up all night
shes out there
searchin somewhere
for somethin of her own

To get where you need to be
you'll go through anything
yes you will
And on your way to be free
you know love is everything
Baby, love is everything
it keeps us up all night
(yes love is everything)
it keeps us up all night
(yes love is everything)
it keeps us up all night
We're out there
searchin somewhere
for something of our own
It keeps us up all night
We're out there
searchin somewhere
for something of our own
This song is from the album "Beneath the Velvet Sun".