"Maybe It Was Memphis" as written by and Michael James Anderson....
Lookin' at you through a misty moonlight
Katydid sing like a symphony
Porch swing swayin' like a Tennessee lullaby
Melody blowing through the willow tree

What was I supposed to do
Standing there lookin' at you
A lonely boy far from home

Maybe it was Memphis
Maybe it was Southern summer nights
Maybe it was you maybe it was me
But it sure felt right

Read about you in a Faulkner novel
Met you once in a Williams play
Heard about you in a country love song
Summer night beauty took my breath away

What was I supposed to do
Standing there lookin' at you
A lonely boy far from home

Every night now since I've been back home
I lie awake drifting in my memory
I think about you on your momma's front porch swing
Talking that way so soft to me

What was I supposed to do
Standing there lookin' at you
A lonely boy far from home

Maybe it was Memphis
Maybe it was Southern summer nights
Maybe it was Memphis
Maybe it was Southern summer nights

What was I supposed to do
Standing there lookin' at you
A lonely boy far from home


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"Maybe It Was Memphis" as written by Michael James Anderson

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    General CommentThis song is about first love, and she's looking back, and remembering her first time.
    bookwurm2010on August 08, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is reminiscent of romantic magic. She considers the components that contributed to the situation: nature, sounds, time, location. The sweet, lonely boy's soul shines through in ways she always imagined like in a book, play, and love song. She lists the possible reasons the pure feelings surfaced, but the feelings of being right are what mattered. There is mystery in the long-term outcome, but the pure and real feelings are what matters. The feelings are nearly never-in-a-lifetime feelings that can never be forgotten or ignored.
    graysunshineon February 27, 2012   Link

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