"Midnight Rider" as written by and Graham Oliver Paul Quinn....
Ride the silver eagle out of JFK
Up the eastern seaboard destination Portland Maine
When we saw the people at the concert hall
The seats were for five thousand it made us feel so small

Midnight rider keeps on rollin'
On our journey 'cross the States
Midnight rider keeps on rollin'
Right on through the USA

Stopped off at Niagara taking pictures of the falls
Tried to cross the border were accosted by the law
People down in Texas from the red hot burning sun
They couldn't stand the heatwave but we just kept rollin' on

Midnight rider keeps on rollin'
On our journey 'cross the States
Midnight rider keeps on rollin'
Right on through the USA

Driving into Nashville on the highway interstate
Had a holdup on the freeway we end up being late
Flew into Chicago but we never heard the blues
Played some rock 'n' roll there then down to Batton Rouge

Midnight rider keeps on rollin'
On our journey 'cross the States
Midnight rider keeps on rollin'
Right on through the USA

Midnight rider keeps on rollin'
On our journey 'cross the States
Midnight rider keeps on rollin'
Right on through the USA

Fought the vigilante at the end of our first tour
We made a lot of friends there we'll see them all next year
As we fought the big deadline, oh, we won't forget the days
We rode the silver eagle right across the USA

Midnight rider keeps on rollin'
On our journey 'cross the States
Midnight rider keeps on rollin'
Right on through the USA

Midnight rider keeps on rollin'
On our journey 'cross the States
Midnight rider keeps on rollin'
Right on through the USA

Midnight rider


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    Song MeaningThis is a song about Danny "Scatterbones" Straid, Saxon's American tour manager. He flew them into JFK instead of LaGuardia. Then he booked the Portland show the same day as National Lobster Day. Newburgh Arena was booked, so they played the much smaller Thermidor Hall.
    The band ran into trouble when they tried to cross the border between the Town of Niagara and the City of Niagara Falls, as only the City has a mandatory seatbelt law.
    After the short trip from New York to San Antonio, the pasty English lads were astonished to find only they were accustomed to direct sunlight and temperatures over 75 degrees. The brutal warmth kept attendance at the show to a minimum, as air-conditioning was not prevalent in the Southwest U.S. until 1998.
    After driving through Baton Rouge to get to Nashville, the band continued on to Chicago Halfway through the first set, Scatterbones realized he left his wallet in the Baton Rouge rest stop, so back the band went. Once there, Danny had a dispute with the restroom janitor, Harold "Dirty Harry" Plezurbend, over the pound notes missing from his billfold - thus the reference to "the Vigilante".
    abelulzon December 14, 2013   Link

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