"Nightwatchman" as written by Tom Petty and Michael W. Campbell....
I'm the nightwatchman
I make the rounds
I'm the nightwatchman
I gotta keep my nose to the ground

Honey this ain't no job for a man like me
I got potential, I can be just what you need
You got to think about the pros and cons
You could be right could be wrong

I'm the nightwatchman
I am security
I'm the nightwatchman
How safe do you want to be?

I sit around at night, listen to the radio
If I get bored I may have a little smoke
Yeah I got a permit to wear this .38
But listen, my life's worth more than the minimum wage

I'm the nightwatchman
I am security
I'm the nightwatchman
How safe do you want to be?


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"Nightwatchman" as written by Tom Petty Michael W. Campbell

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    General CommentThis song makes me think of guys like "Jimmy" from "Yes Dear". A Security guard who thinks he's bigger than he really is and he's bragging to girl. A lot of Security Guards claim they're just doing the job until something "better" comes along but they get stuck in that lousy field forever.
    Finnbarron December 26, 2007   Link

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