"South City Midnight Lady" as written by and Pat Simmons....
Up all night I could not sleep
The whiskey that I drank was cheap
With shakin' hands I went and I lit up my last cigarette
Well the sun came, night had fled
And sleepy eyed I reached my bed
I saw you sleepy dreamin' there all covered and warm

South city midnight lady
I'm much obliged indeed
You sure have saved this man whose soul was in need
I thought there was no reason
For all these things I do
But the smile that I sent out returned with you

When day has left the night behind
And shadows roll across my mind
I sometimes find myself alone out walkin' the street
Yes, and when I'm feelin' down and blue
Then all I do is think of you
And all my foolish problems seem to fade away

South city midnight lady
I'm much obliged indeed
You sure have saved this man whose soul was in need
I thought there was no reason
For all these things I do
But the smile that I sent out returned with you


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"South City Midnight Lady" as written by Patrick Simmons Pat Simmons

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  • +2
    General Commentfirst to comment. hard to imagine, but nowadays it's all about c-rap and hip hop and all that music.

    I believe this is one of their most beautiful songs.
    MookieBomberon September 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI know thats what I think also but there isn't much to do to get that shit off the radio mainly because all the dumbass listeners out there that think it's actual music what a joke the rap scene is. btw this song and band are amazing!
    floydian18on August 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfirst to comment. hard to imagine, but nowadays it's all about c-rap and hip hop and all that music.

    I believe this is one of their most beautiful songs.
    MookieBomberon September 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think a man is depressed and can't sleep at night but he comes home and his outlook on life is restored when he looks at his lady sleeping.
    "Yes, and when I'm feelin' down and blue
    Then all I do is think of you
    And all my foolish problems seem to fade away". Beautiful song.
    norderon August 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHas it occured to any of you that that the "midnight lady" is a prostitute?

    This is a song about depression, alcoholism, and some drunk feeling better about himself because he's not as low as the "midnight lady."

    Also, it really sucks that I have to use Internet Exploder to post on this site, because the "add your comments" box won't appear in Firefox. Jeez, songmeanings.net, get your coding up to standards so that a correct browser can render all of it.
    donutbanditon November 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSouth City is South Lake Tahoe. He worked 6 pm to 2 Am, she worked 4 Pm to midnight. She was off by midnight and by the time he got home she was asleep. Thus SOuth City Midnight Lady.
    rickryan44on February 04, 2014   Link
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    General CommentSouth City is South Lake Tahoe. He worked 6 pm to 2 Am, she worked 4 Pm to midnight. She was off by midnight and by the time he got home she was asleep. Thus SOuth City Midnight Lady.
    rickryan44on February 04, 2014   Link
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    General CommentSouth City is South Lake Tahoe. He worked 6 pm to 2 Am, she worked 4 Pm to midnight. She was off by midnight and by the time he got home she was asleep. Thus SOuth City Midnight Lady.
    rickryan44on February 04, 2014   Link
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    General CommentSouth City is South Lake Tahoe. He worked 6 pm to 2 Am, she worked 4 Pm to midnight. She was off by midnight and by the time he got home she was asleep. Thus SOuth City Midnight Lady.
    rickryan44on February 04, 2014   Link

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