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Little Goodnight
written by John Hiatt

Jimmy met Mary on the Fourth of July
Independence Day you shoulda' seen her brown eyes
She came up from behind and started tugging on his coat uh-huh
When his fireworks blew she was pushing like a tug boat

Nine months later they had a little sprite
She was pretty as a sunset they named her Little Goodnight
Now Little Goodnight she couldn't sleep too well uh-uh
Every night half the neighborhood could hear Jim and Mary tell her

They said, go to sleep baby don't cry
Count sheep your mother and I
Can't keep it up
If we don't get some sleep

Good night Little
Good night Little
Good night

Little good night started staying up a lot
With her big baby blues wide open like a rim shot
Jim and Mary thought parenthood was 'sposed to be a joy uh-huh
Started thinking bad thoughts started acting kinda paranoid

Well they took her to the doctor they took her to the nurse
There we potions recommended just like it was some kinda curse
Jim and Mary loved Little Goodnight so much uh-huh
But without those REMs they felt like they were losing touch

They said, go to sleep baby don't cry
Count sheep your mother and I
Can't keep it up
If we don't get some sleep

Good night Little
Good night Little
Good night

You'll have school one of these days
And children of your own to raise
In casual or business dress we have high hopes for you
But Little Goodnight first you'll need some rest

Now there's a woman on the street she's dancing on a blanket
Clutching a portable tape deck she's just about to crank it
She's listening to a song by miss Diana Ross uh-huh
Singing "Dreams can come true" Jim and Mary keep their fingers crossed

They said, go to sleep baby don't cry
Count sheep your mother and I
Can't keep it up
If we don't get some sleep

Good night Little
Good night Little
Good night Little
Good night Little
Good night