my day starts when your head hits the pillow
gotta get my shot of double café amaretto
kiss my boo goodnight, and then I’m out the door
my dream last night, my only friend on the metro

clock in, let the night begin
let’s see what the city dragged in
a gangster, a hustler, a bum with some crack
last week, dude on weed, on too much smack

on the nightshift, I go up the escalator
on the nightshift, I go down the elevator
cause I’m the only one that’s here tonight
my boss called around three, wanted to know the kronkite

my job requires me to mace out of hate
but it’s up to me, so I will lyrically assassinate
those that step, and those that test,
the best damned security in the northwest.

on the nightshift
(one more day, let’s get away)

call up the cops because I’m one of them
i’ll be, i guess not, i’m just makin’ fun of them
wanted to be a 5-0 like my brother, but I failed the piss test
now i’m a disgrace to my mother

and pleasure in the job, and perfection in the work
then why’s my uniform a second-hand t-shirt?
but hope floats, and that’s how it goes
my 401k plan—yo, it blows!

on the nightshift, i go up the escalator
on the nightshift, one more time down the elevator
i’m the only one that’s here tonight
my boss called around three, wanted to know the kronkite

my job requires me to mace out of hate
but it’s up to me, so i will lyrically assassinate
those that step, and those that boast
the best damned security on the west coast.

on the nightshift
(one more day, let’s get away, what’s it gonna take?)
(trust your heart, it’s not gonna break)
(love's gonna take us outta here)

that was fresh.
my whole crew is fresh.
you know what you could do to help me out?
i want everybody—put your hands in the air.

(one more day, let’s get away, what’s it gonna take?)

i’ve worked a lot of places
all over this world.
but this, the northwest
this is definitely where it’s at
so baby, you know i’m comin’ home in about ten minutes, right?
with a little thing i like, goodnight.


Lyrics submitted by riversoverflow

Night Shift song meanings
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