"Southern Nights" as written by and Allen Toussaint....
Southern nights
Have you ever felt a southern night?
Free as a breeze
Not to mention the trees
Whistling tunes that you know and love so

Southern nights
Just as good even when closed your eyes
I apologize to anyone who can truly say
That he has found a better way

Southern skies
Have you ever noticed southern skies?
Its precious beauty lies just beyond the eye
It goes running through your soul
Like the stories told of old
Old man
He and his dog that walked the old land
Ev'ry flower touched his cold hand
As he slowly walked by
Weeping willows
Would cry for joy

Feel so good
Feel so good
It's frigth'ning
Wish I could
Stop this world from fighting
La da da da da da la da da da da da da da da

Like this and many others in the trees
Blow in the night
In the southern skies

Southern nights
They feel so good it's fright'ning
Wish I could
Stop this world from fighting
La da da da da da la da da da da da
da da da da da da da da da da da

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"Southern Nights" as written by Allen Toussaint

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  • +1
    General CommentVery popular song during 1977. The lyrics however are ADHD: the song starts out asking the listener to imagine sultry Deep South nights, but then detours to a strange story about a magical old man, and then pleads for world peace. As a preteen listening to this song on the radio, I didn't get what Glenn Campbell was getting at, and today, as an adult, I still don't.

    Scatman Crothers and world peace?

    To do with the South? Er, what? OK...
    heatherferon December 25, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was a cover song for Campbell, and it was a major hit for him in 1977. Has a cool summer feel and puts you in a good mood.
    Flyersfanon March 09, 2009   Link

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