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Darkness on the Edge of Town

Darkness on the Edge of Town

There’s darkness on the edge of Townes
Uncle Mark gave us the news
They say he went stark raving mad
Trying to outrun his blues

I kept thinking of that movie
The one with him and Guy
He fell in a hole in his yard
And sang “Waiting Around to Die”

Chorus:
So go unplug the jukebox
And turn out all the lights
There’s darkness on the edge of Townes
There’ll be no music tonight
The troubadour sang his song
And exited stage right
There’s darkness on the edge of Townes
There’ll be no music tonight

I met him once, we talked a while
He seemed wise beyond his years
I told him when I heard Marie
It always brought me to tears

He played it in the second set
From behind rose colored shades
There’s nothing else as sad and good
As the music that he made

Chorus:
So go unplug the jukebox
And turn out all the lights
There’s darkness on the edge of Townes
There’ll be no music tonight
The troubadour sang his song
And exited stage right
There’s darkness on the edge of Townes
There’ll be no music tonight

Do you think he saw it coming
Do it catch him by surprise
Sometimes when you least expect it
Life hits you between the eyes

Chorus:
So go unplug the jukebox
And turn out all the lights
There’s darkness on the edge of Townes
There’ll be no music tonight
The troubadour sang his song
And exited stage right
There’s darkness on the edge of Townes
There’ll be no music tonight

Copyright Kent Newsome and Ronnie Jeffrey
All Rights Reserved

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  • Kent Newsome

  • About

    Kent Newsome (BMI) is a recorded songwriter who has been writing songs for over thirty years. He writes traditional country, alt. country, rock and blues. He has written songs on commercial recordings throughout the United States and Europe.

    If you're looking for songs for your next recording project, please browse our large selection of online, fully produced demos. We have a hit song for your next record.

    This is Kent's music publishing and song demos site. Check out Newsome.Org, his popular tech, music and life blog here.

  • History

    Err Bear Music, Inc. (BMI) (in this case Err rhymes with her) is a publishing company Kent Newsome formed in 1977, when his first song was recorded. Err Bear Music continues to administer the majority of Kent's catalog. If you're looking for some great songs for your next recording project, listen you our full length online demos via the Song Index pages above, or request a demo MP3. We'll send you some great songs for your next record.

    All songs Copyright by the writer or writers set forth thereon.

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