"Mr. Midnight" as written by Tom Douglas, J Cobb and Buddy Buie....
Rain on the room and time on my hands
It sure seemed quiet out there in radio land
They call me at the all-night station
Make their special dedications
And I do my best to play their request
When it's a desperate situation
This was a desperate situation

I'm Mr. Midnight alone and blue
The brokenhearted call me up
When they don't know what else to do
Every song is a reminder of the love that they once knew
I'm Mr. Midnight, can I play a song for you

"Caller on the line could you please hold on?"
I recognized her voice the minute i picked up the phone
Should I tell her that it's me or leave it at a memory
Haven't been myself since the day she left
And I'm never gonna be
I'm forever gonna be

I'm Mr. Midnight alone and blue
The brokenhearted call me up
When they don't know what else to do
Every song is a reminder of the love that they once knew
I'm Mr. Midnight, can I play a song for you

Imagine my surprise when she spoke my name
She said, "Could you tell him that I love him
and I wish things could be the same."
Then a voice I never knew
Said, "Honey who you talking to?"

I'm Mr. Midnight alone and blue
The brokenhearted call me up
When they don't know what else to do
Every song is a reminder of the love that they once knew
I'm Mr. Midnight, can I play a song for you


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"Mr. Midnight" as written by J Cobb Buddy Buie

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    General CommentWOW I'm the first!!!!This song is so cool....with radio in it's traditional form dying out it's awesome to reminiese(sp) about calling in requests on the radio and the lyrics are wonderful!!!!
    crombiegirl00on April 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentamazing song! My ex sang this song..and he did an amazing job... lol anyways.
    I'm not sure the meaning of this song.. but to me it's kind of about loving someone you lost or had to let go and then hearing/seeing them somehow and then knowing they did you wrong and not being able to say you love them back because they hurt you too bad.. maybe something like that.. i hope it kind of helped!
    charbarstaron July 22, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI always thought that it is about a radio deejay who plays people's requests, but not what he wants to play.
    seeingon September 25, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThe guy worked at a radio station and mourned lost love. one day the girl he still loved but was not dating called the station and, not realizing that he was the dj, she spoke my name
    She said, "Could you tell him that I love him
    and I wish things could be the same."
    after that her new boyfriend questioned her on who was on the phone, thus rendering the narator? even more broken hearted.
    CallaDrake123on October 03, 2014   Link

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