"It Gets the Worst at Night" as written by and Benjamin Nichols....
It gets the worst at night
With nothing on my mind
But you
I'm thinking too damn much
I go ahead and get up
And put on my boots
So I can drive as far as I can get from you

on my way out of town
I drive by your house
Two times
It don't do me no good
I didn't think that it would
'cause you're not mine
You might have seen me but I kept on driving by
Gonna lose myself on some dark road tonight
'cause there's something 'bout just laying down and taking all that pain
I'd rather drive all night, if it's all the same
'cause half a tank of gas will get me far enough
To be completely lost by the time the sun comes up

and so it's four a.m.
I'm on the road again
To find some peace
Some old gravel road
God only knows
There's nothing for me
And there ain't nothing left for me in tennessee
Because I know you're not awake thinking of me
And there's something 'bout just laying down and taking all that pain
I'd rather drive all night if it's all the same
'cause half a tank of gas will get me far enough
To be completely lost by the time the sun comes up

and there ain't nothing left for me in tennessee
'cause I know you're not awake thinking of me


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"It Gets the Worst at Night" as written by Benjamin Nichols

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    General Commentperfect
    j.acobon September 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always loved this song.

    Not until just recently have I really understood it.
    Almost makes me want it cry, it's midnight and it's horrible right now.

    I love Lucero......
    antreid44on February 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit takes half a tank of gas for me to get home
    and the fact that the one i want thinking of me isnt, there really isnt anything left for me here in tennessee.

    this one def. hits home.
    xx pretty prettyon March 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, who can't relate to this?
    I know that, for me, driving (especially getting lost on old country roads) is the best therapy there is.
    And the fact that he's so heartbroken over her, but she doesn't even care... Oh, god!
    This is one that I often play to myself late at night, when I can't sleep cause I'm too busy thinking about 'her'.
    T-Bagon June 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentshe gave up on him
    misslaura1987on September 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits about missing someone a lot and so much that u just feel like disapearing off the face of the earth. but even though it hurts a lot u dont really wanna forget the memory so u make urself miserable by drivin around his/her house or the places filled with memories.
    thatgirl1112on September 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOn the DVD "Brightest Stars on Lonesome Nights", Ben talks about how he drove by this girls house twice but he didn't stop because she was on the porch with another boy. Later she says she saw him and asks him why he didn't stop. His response is "'Cos you were with another boy".
    canigetapon September 22, 2011   Link

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