Midnight Train To Georgia Gladys Knight and the Pips (#1 in 1973)

L.A. proved too much for the man,
So he's leavin' the life he's come to know,
He said he's goin' back to find
Ooh, what's left of his world,
The world he left behind
Not so long ago.
    He's leaving,
    On that midnight train to Georgia,
    And he's goin' back
    To a simpler place and time.
    And I'll be with him
    On that midnight train to Georgia,
    I'd rather live in his world
    Than live without him in mine.

He kept dreamin', That someday he'd be a star.
But he sure found out the hard way
That dreams don't always come true.
So he pawned all his hopes and he even sold his old car
Bought a one way ticket
To the life he once knew,
Oh yes he did,  He said he would
Go, gonna board, gonna board,
Gonna board the midnight train.
Gotta go, gonna board
Gonna board
Gonna board the midnight train

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