Willie Nelson - Local Memory Lyrics

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The lights go out each evening at eleven
And up and down our block there's not a sound
I close my eyes and search for peaceful slumber
And just then the local memory comes around

Piles of blues against the door to make sure sleep will come no more
She's the hardest working memory in this town
Turns out happiness again and then lets loneliness back in
And each night the local memory comes around

Each day I say tonight I may escape her
I pretend I'm happy and never even frown
But at night I close my eyes and pray sleep finds me
But again the local memory comes around

Rids the house of all good news then sets out my crying shoes
What a faithful memory never lets me down
We're both up till light of day chasing happiness away
And each night the local memory comes around

Piles of blues against the door to make sure sleep will come no more
It's the hardest working memory in this town
Turns out happiness again and then lets loneliness back in
And each night the local memory comes around
And each night the local memory comes around
Track Listing
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Shotgun Willie
  • 2 Whiskey River
  • 3 Sad Songs and Waltzes
  • 4 Local Memory
  • 5 Slow Down Old World
  • 6 Stay All Night (Stay a Little Longer)
  • 7 Devil in a Sleepin' Bag
  • 8 She's Not for You
  • 9 Bubbles in My Beer
  • 10 You Look Like the Devil
  • 11 So Much to Do
  • 12 A Song for You


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Willie Nelson
    album: Track 4 in album Shotgun Willie
    release date: 1973
    popularity : 88 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country/Folk
    length: 2:20
    Album Information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin