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It's Midnight

Rating:
4.5 / 5

Words & Music: Billy Edd Wheeler Jerry Chesnut

Maybe it's too late. Sometimes I even hate myself for loving you
Trying to be strong then nighttime comes along and I start loving you
Wanting you. Where is all my selfcontrol I'm burning way down in my soul
And needing you, and wishing I could be the man, I try to
Hating me for wanting you to be with you knowing you don't love me like you used to
But it's midnight, Ohh and I miss you

It's getting late and I know that's when I am weak
Funny how things have a way of looking so much brighter in the day light
I ought to go to bed to try and straighten out my head and just forget you
Oh but it's midnight yes and I miss you

It's getting late and I know that's when I am weak
Funny how things have a way of looking so much brighter in the day light
I ought to go to bed to try and straighten out my head and just forget you
Oh but it's midnight yes and I miss you

It's midnight and I miss you

Recordingdate: 1973/12/10, first released on: single (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of It's Midnight:

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(guitar)
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(bass)
(drums)
(piano)
(organ)
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(vocals)
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(vocals)
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Others*

(cello)
(cello)
(cello)
(cello)
(viola)
(viola)
(viola)
(viola)
(viola)
(viola)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
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(violin)
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*Orchestra, overdubs

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Deano1 wrote on October 01, 2010
One of the real gems from the Stax sessions in December of '73. Elvis makes you feel the lonely lyrics like only he could and is total control from beginning to end. Coupled with it's A-side "Promised Land", this single was one of highest quality singles of his entire career. Chart-wise it was a success too. With "Promised Land" peaking at #14 on the pop chart and "It's Midnight" hitting the top ten on both the country and easy listening charts. 5 stars all the way.
old shep wrote on January 11, 2011
A wonderful and powerful ballad, far too good to be forgotten.
Great Dane wrote on January 11, 2011
This is the Elvis i like the most.What a powerfull voice. 5 stars all the way.
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 26, 2012
This is such a splendid song and it's always been my favorite track from the "Promised Land" album.
sugartummy wrote on March 25, 2013
He just had his divorce, but obviously was still hurt. A very powerful track.
Gorse wrote on April 22, 2013
An autobiographical song performed with deep feeling and every ounce of emotion he can muster. I am not one of those fans who puts every sad song in the days following his divorce down to Priscilla, but I make an exception with this one. - a 5 star track yes.
Rob Wanders wrote on July 20, 2015
one of my Elvis-favourites. Its such a great song; it always moves me. A fantastic song from a fantastic recordingsession.
atomic powered poste wrote on July 04, 2018
The melody has no hit potential, nothing that stucks in your head after one listen, but it fits the lyrics. Elvis performance is dramatic, but fortunately not over the top, it's in one word convincing. Overall, a good B-Side, album track. I like it. 4 stars.
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