I was hiding from the sun once again
I was running from time my friend
I've lost another war
So I poured one more, and went home drunk again

She was up when the key hit the lock
And the clock looked at me just like the devil in disguise
I saw it in her eyes
She'd be gone before the evening

So I poured another strong one
And chopped a line from here to Texas
'Cause I've lost another good one
She's on the midnight train to Memphis

With a brand new start
I swore I'd love from the heart
I meant to change my ways
But I've seen better days

Than the one that's here this morning, mmhm
With a wife and kids at home
With a job somewhere on some assembly line
I wish I had that life
I bet you wish you had mine

So I poured another tall one
And chopped a line from here to Texas
'Cause I've lost another good one
She's on the midnight train to Memphis

Dude, what station is this, K snooze
Kid Rock, I thought he was the American bad ass
He's putting me to sleep
Nudge me if he gets over five decibels
I knew his first album was the good one

But that's the way I am, and this is how I jam
All across the land from Alabam' to bandstand
Doped up rebel with an attitude, shit
So fuck a bitch, fuck a bitch, fuck a bitch

I won't switch, won't quit no vices
Flip the script cause I'm a slice the righteous
Haven't you heard I don't refrain
Free as a bird, and so I won't change

Livin' it up, givin' it up, fuckin' shit up, what
I'm a run the track from the D to Nantucket
So fuck it, if you don't dig that you can suck it
Yeah, and it don't, and it don't

With an old suitcase, I swear I'll leave this place
I'll get you back in time, can't drink you off my mind
So I'll see you when I'm sober
I been looking for some reasons
But I ain't found one down in Texas
I been changing with the seasons
Walked in a new line back to Memphis

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Midnight Train to Memphis Lyrics as written by Matthew L Shafer Matthew Shafer

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    the David Spade and rap parts are lame. Kid Rock needs to stick to singing and playing southern rock and metal.

    ChaseKendereson July 13, 2002   Link
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    Well, I don't know, I kinda always thought that the David Spade part was a little dose of comic relief after a sorta sad song. But I definitely agree with you about the rap part.

    RockOn333on June 25, 2003   Link
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    The David Spade and rap part is in there to try and focus on the guy in all of us. We'll be all depressed about something until a guy calls you a pussy for missing a girl. So he's saying, "Oh, I don't need that bitch." when David Spade is laughing at his depressing song. But once that's over, he goes back to wanting his girl back.

    indefeaton April 15, 2004   Link
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    i think that this song is cool and i really dont care for the rap part but i think the whole david spade part is really un neccesarry

    Neruon July 27, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    good song, david spades part bothers me but if it wasn't in there the Kid Rock flipping out and getting angry wouldnt make sense

    Its me Its DDPon December 11, 2005   Link
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    the David Spade section is pure genius, excellent song

    Dr Feelgoodon May 21, 2006   Link

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