Overnight Story

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John Hiatt (born August 20, 1952) is an American rock guitarist, pianist, singer, and songwriter. He has played a variety of musical styles on his albums, including New Wave, blues and country. Hiatt has been nominated for several Grammy Awards and has been awarded a variety of other distinctions in the music industry. He remains one of the most respected and influential American singer-songwriters. more »


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1982
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They took enough of my mind
To make a calculator
Addin' up the figures, they'll find
That love's a dumbwaiter 

Waitin' for the dream to fade
Right into your hit parade
Maybe I've made that long black list
But I was born when we first kissed 

[Chorus:]
Not another overnight story
No overnight success
We've hung around too long for glory
Is it too late for happiness?
Yesterday is over now
And we've come too far to bow 

Here comes Swifty, they're off
To chase another headline
But all the news gets soft
Before it makes the deadline 

The morning paper hits my door
But I don't read it any more
Yes, I know what went on last night
You made your coffin before daylight 

[Chorus]

They're adding inches at our expense
To the measure of their capital worth
The next big thing is gonna dance and sing
Us all off of the face of this earth 

They call it big time love
But I'm not nervous
'Cause all your turtledoves
Are out of service 

And all those arc lights comb the sky
For any little birds that fly
You're all still jerks, and we're still here
Fast asleep at the big premiere 

[Chorus]

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Written by: JOHN HIATT

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