"Small Town Saturday Night" as written by Patrick Alger and Hank Devito....
There's an Elvis movie on the marquee sign,
We've all seen at least three times
Everybody's broke, Bobby's got a buck
Put a dollar's worth of gas in his pickup truck
We're going' ninety miles an hour down a dead end road
What's the hurry, son, where you gonna go?

We're gonna howl at the moon, shoot out the light
It's a small town Saturday night
It's a small town Saturday night

Lucy's got her lipstick on a little too bright
Bobby's gettin' drunk and lookin' for a fight
Liquor on his breath, trouble on his mind
And Lucy's just a kid along for the ride
Got a six-pack of beer and a bottle of wine
Gotta be bad just to have a good time

They're gonna howl at the moon, shoot out the light
It's a small town Saturday night
It's a small town Saturday night

Bobby told Lucy: "The world ain't round
Drops off sharp at the edge of town
Lucy, you know the world must be flat
'Cause when people leave town, they never come back"
They go ninety miles an hour to the city limits sign
Put the pedal to the metal 'fore they change their mind

They howl at the moon, shoot out the light
It's a small town Saturday night
Yeah, howl at the moon, shoot out the light
Yeah, it's a small town Saturday night
It's a small town Saturday night
It's a small town Saturday night


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"Small Town Saturday Night" as written by Patrick Alger Hank Devito

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    General CommentSounds like a Saturday night in any rural town. The line "gotta be bad just to have a good time" perfectly describes life in any small town in North or South Dakota.
    OpinionHeadon August 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah, just so much like my hometown. i really like the verse that ends with "put the pedal to the metal 'fore they change their mind" as if maybe this young couple is finally leaving the small town, the only world theyve ever known. and with a beautiful chord change on "mind".
    splitrockon March 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentamazing song. . . i love how every time i hear it i go back to a time in my life i would never want to forget. . . a time when i was naive to the world. . . im just a small town girl at heart. . . gotta love the music
    bikerbabe51088on April 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a fun song. I love it. It sounds old like a classic but still new. The lyrics are fun and upbeat and it's way fun to dance to.
    sambeeon September 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthahaha so awesome. it describes where i live as well!
    flaminmofoon November 15, 2008   Link

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