Patty Loveless - The Night's Too Long Lyrics




Sylvia was workin' as a waitress in Beaumont
She said I'm movin' away, I'm gonna get what I want
I'm tired of these small-town boys that don't move fast enough
I'm gonna find me one who wears a leather jacket and likes his livin' rough

So she saved her tips and overtime and bought an old rusty car
She sold most everything she had to make a brand new start
She said I won't be needing these silly dresses and nylon hose
'Cause when I get to where I'm goin' I'm gonna buy me all new clothes

The night's too long; It just drags on and on
And then there's never enough;
That's when the sun starts comin' up
Don't let go of her hand;
You just might be the right man
She loves the night; She loves the night
She doesn't want the night; don't want it to end
Don't want it to end.

She works in an office now and she guesses the pays all right
She can buy a few new things to wear and still go out at night
And as soon as she gets home from work she wants to be out with the crowd
Where she can dance and toss her hair back and laugh out loud

Well the music's playin' fast and they just met
He presses up against her and his shirt's all soaked with sweat
And with her back against the bar she can listen to the band
And she's holdin' a Corona and it's cold against her hand

The night's too long; It just drags on and on
And then there's never enough;
That's when the sun starts comin' up
Don't let go of her hand;
You just might be the right man
She loves the night; She loves the night
She doesn't want the night; don't want it to end
Don't want it to end.





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  1. 96tsotso

    I Miss The Good Ol’ Country Music As This One.

  2. Jennie Lynn

    She's the best ❤️ country female artist in my opinion and she's good-looking too.

  3. Jennie Lynn

    To all the girls out there like me . A Heartache might not always mend just give it time, Right? Well it may I'm not so sure about mine BUT it won't always hurt like HELL at least you can breath.

  4. memyselfand ifarmer

    Perfection, love her voice.

  5. James Burke

    Russell Smith. RIP

  6. 70Kenny

    This song starts out like it's going to tell an interesting story, but it ends up not really going anywhere. It needs a couple more verses: one to tell about how she got from being a waitress in Beaumont to working in an office, and then one to tell what happened with the sweaty guy she met at the bar. The song kinda leaves me hanging.

  7. Brian Bennett

    2019 and I still love Miss Patty and this song !

  8. Random

    Well, you live and learn, always thought this was Lucinda Williams. This is better. What a voice.

  9. james jowers

    I more into southern rock but ever since i watched this video patty is so sexy wow and she the best. hell i am hooked

  10. Wayne Dishner

    Bye Sylvia,Hope you find who your looking for, lots of love.

  11. city zen

    Sylvia was workin' as a waitress in Beaumont
    She said I'm movin' away, I'm gonna get what I want
    I'm tired of these small-town boys that don't move fast enough
    I'm gonna find me one who wears a leather jacket and likes his livin' rough
    So she saved her tips and overtime and bought an old rusty car
    She sold most everything she had to make a brand new start
    She said I won't be needing these silly dresses and nylon hose
    'Cause when I get to where I'm goin' I'm gonna buy me all new clothes
    The night's too long, 
    It just drags on and on
    And then there's never enough,
    That's when the sun starts comin' up
    Don't let go of her hand,
    You just might be the right man
    She loves the night, She loves the night
    She doesn't want the night, don't want it to end
    Don't want it to end.
    She works in an office now and she guesses the pays all right
    She can buy a few new things to wear and still go out at night
    And as soon as she gets home from work she wants to be out with the crowd
    Where she can dance and toss her hair back and laugh out loud
    Well the music's playin' fast and they just met
    He presses up against her and his shirt's all soaked with sweat
    And with her back against the bar she can listen to the band
    And she's holdin' a Corona and it's cold against her hand
    The night's too long, It just drags on and on
    And then there's never enough,
    That's when the sun starts comin' up
    Don't let go of her hand,
    You just might be the right man
    She loves the night, She loves the night
    She doesn't want the night, don't want it to end
    Don't want it to end.
    Songwriters: Lucinda Williams

  12. Sandy Ellis

    Best singer ever!!!

  13. mike mouse

    She was and is a great country singer.No disco country here.Pure and simple.

  14. phil holloway

    Would love to spend one night with you Patty Love you forever!!!

  15. Bill Brown

    Great song and wonderful singer

  16. Karson Keams

    One of the best female singers..

  17. Alex Piccolo

    This was the first music video I ever fell in love with. I was then hooked on Patty Loveless. "Chains" was my first favorite song, but "The Night's too Long" was my first favorite video.

  18. casey wong

    Best female country singers ever. So underrated. Shame on the labels and radio stations.

  19. Glen Yates

    Patty loveless is a real country music lady singer and she is hot hot hot babe and good looking lady and Dee Ann poulin in Moore Oklahoma is too Glenn in Oklahoma

  20. Dan Gould

    LOVE THIS SONG!

  21. Siouxsie 06

    Prefer the Lucinda Williams version...more raw and real.

    Travis Michael

    I like Lucinda's version too but you can't get more raw and real than Patty Loveless.

  22. Patrick W

    Best female singer ever

  23. David A Eldon

    Just wonderful !!!! I love her voice...energy.

  24. Gary Stephens

    Patty and Tanya Tucker are the two most underated country artist ever. Love both.

  25. Dale Wall

    What Real Country music sounds like, the so call wanna be country singers of today could learn alot from Patty on how to sing real country music and not that crap they sing.

  26. Goddard Bolt

    Back in the early 90's, I had a Crush on her

    James Burke

    so did everybody else

    samthedandiedinmont

    I still do

  27. William Duke

    Written by Lucinda Williams and produced by Tony Brown, "The Night's Too Long" was released in September 1990 and reached #20 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks Chart.

    Pat Power

    with one of the best song writers and the BEST record producer-you can't go wrong! TG for YOU TUBE

  28. ainis sausainis

    yes,you are rightt,she's my favorite Patty...

  29. Rick Smith

    need her to put more music out like this one, miss Patty Loveless

  30. Dessie Aldridge

    I love patty

  31. Dave Wollenberg

    Born Patty Lee Ramey. Patty hit #20 in Billboard, 12-8-90. God bless ya, Miss Patty!

  32. bacsi19461

    best female singer since Patsy. absolutely pure country and a wonderful delivery. love all her stuff. this one is top of the shelf.

    Kelton King

    That's Emmylou Harris.

    Kelton King

    +Brittany B Stupidest comment of all time.

    bacsi19461

    put your head back up your ass dipshit.

    Angela Allen

    bacsi19461 I've always loved patty....powerful voice, great classic country

  33. bacsi19461

    sure like this. thanks

  34. Laurie Thompson

    Back when music was about vocal talent, not pole dancing at the award shows and flapping your hair.

  35. Matt

    I love Patty and always will :)

  36. breffnipark

    Yes ! Definitely a Patty fan now !!! :)

  37. Kirt Ekstrom

    I have always Loved Patty's Voice. I went to High School with a Girl that to this day is a Drop Dead Twin to Patty Loveless.

  38. tom nichols

    I agree. I collect and listen to all kinds of music and Patty Loveless is my favorite Female singer of all time. I cannot begin to tell you the joy that her music has brought to me over the years.

  39. sarahstacy81

    A song like this wouldn't be heard today. That is really bad and sad. A great singer and song.

  40. Debbie W

    I agree! Her songs SPEAK to me. Make me laugh, break my heart.....you know. She is my fave....always has been.

    I've seen her in concerts twice. I just stood there, amazed...and in tears half the time! LOVED IT!!!

  41. mary fry

    WOW, I LOVE THIS SONG ! i love singing along to it.. PATTY LOVELESS ROCKS !

  42. haltmusic

    Another great Lucinda Williams composition.
    Nice version Patty - good choice!

  43. jim GEYER

    One of the finest wetern singers. I like everything she does

  44. debi heis payne

    wish i was russell smith singing back up with patty

  45. stormdancer16

    Love Patty, but to me this will always be a Lucinda Williams song. Patty has good taste though ;)

  46. Darrell Church

    dont know why people here keep saying its not a big time hit because it was. played all the time on the radio. been many years though. great song by patty, but then i have never heard her sing a bad one

  47. Mike Halverson

    Patty is one of the best female Country artists of all time.She has such a wonderful voice.Too bad we can't get women with voices like hers or any other of our beloved legends of country music.

  48. samthedandiedinmont

    still holds title--#1

  49. mtnbob74

    Ive always loved this song and never understood why it wasn't a radio hit. Patty has a beautiful, unique voice.

  50. Nikia

    This was always, for me, the most memorable of Patty's songs and my favorite of her videos.

  51. Vegas Rob

    Not a big hit, but a really Great song.
    If you don't like this, then your a big time idiot.

  52. John Foppe

    Wouldn't you love to be sitting around with a guitar player and Patty and just listen to them jam?! Perfection.

  53. Dave Wollenberg

    Patty hit #20 in Billboard, 12-15-90. God bless ya, Miss Patty!

  54. pflqr

    another Lucinda Williams classic song! Thank you Patty

  55. teeye1

    Beautiful singer and hot to boot. Too bad there aren't more like her.

  56. teeye1

    Dwight Yoakam and Patty Loveless were chiefly responsible for getting me into country music in the mid-80's. They were born 10 weeks apart in the same town, Pikeville, KY. They really must have something in the water!

  57. Vegas Rob

    Love this song !

  58. Goddard Bolt

    Beaumont Texas...Oh yea!!!

  59. orangevertigo

    Great song :D

  60. Corrina Delongchamp

    Just hearing this song for the first time. Patty Loveless has easily become my favorite country singer. Every song I hear by her I love.

  61. 100jules

    Great line in this song: "Well the music's playin fast and they just met, he presses up against her and his shirt's all soaked with sweat." A very talented performer who didn't seem to get the recognition she deserved.

  62. samthedandiedinmont

    Greatest female singer of all time--all time!

  63. bjfull

    wow she is hot