Gladys Knight & The Pips Midnight Train to Georgia

Gladys Knight & The Pips Midnight Train to Georgia

“Midnight Train to Georgia” is the 1973 number-one hit single by Gladys Knight & the Pips, Written by Jim Weatherly. “Midnight Train to Georgia” won a Grammy Award in 1974. Not only Gladys’ voice is wonderful  but the background vocals by The Pips (Merald “Bubba” Knight, brother of Gladys, Edward Patten and William Guest, cousins of the Knight siblings.)  are too, actually they are far to prominent to be called background vocals……..

Gladys Knight & The Pips Midnight Train to Georgia

songtext belowLA proved too much for the man
(Too much for a man, he couldn’t take it)
He couldnt make it, so he’s leaving a life he’s come to know
(He said he’s going)
He said he’s going back to find
(Going back to find)
What’s left of his world
The world he left behind not so long ago

He’s leaving
(Leaving)
On that midnight train to Georgia
(Leaving on a midnight train)
Said he’s going back
(Going back to find)
To find a simpler place and time
(Whenever he takes that ride, guess who’s gonna be right by his side)
I’ll be with him
(I know you will)
On that midnight train to Georgia
(Leaving on a midnight train to Georgia, woo woo)
I’d rather live in his world,
(Live in his world)
Than live without him in mine
(World, world, is his and hers alone)

He kept dreaming
(Dreaming)
That some day he’d be a star
(A superstar, but he didn’t get far)
But he sure found out the hard way,
That dreams don’t always come true
(Dreams don’t always gome true, uh huh, no, uh huh)
So he pawned all his hopes
(Ooh, ooh, ooh ooh)
And even sold his old car
(Woo, woo, woo)
For a one way ticket back to the life he once knew
Oh yes he did, he said he would

He’s leaving
(Leaving)
On that midnight train to Georgia
(Leaving on a midnight train)
Yeah, said he’s going back to find
(Going back to find)
A simpler place and time
(Whenever he takes that ride, guess who’s gonna be right by his side)
I’m gonna be with him
(I know you will)
On that midnight train to Georgia
(Leaving on a midnight train to Georgia, woo woo)
I’d rather live in his world,
(Live in his world)
Than live without him in mine
(World, world, it’s his and hers alone)

He’s leaving
(Leaving)
On the midnight train to Georgia
(Leaving on the midnight train to)
Said he’s going back to find
(Going back to find)
A simpler place and time
(Whenever he takes that ride, guess who’s gonna be right by his side)
I’ve got to be with him
(I know you will)
On that midnight train to Georgia
(Leaving on a midnight train to Georgia, woo woo)
I’d rather live in his world,
(Live in his world)
Than live without him in mine
(World, world it’s his, his and hers alone)

My love, gonna board the midnight train to Georgia (x3)

My world, his world, our world, mine and his alone (x2)

I’ve got to go (x5)

My world, his world, my man, his girl

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