Friday, August 25, 2017

Crime Music: The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia

I love picking out crime stories in music, and this one is probably one of the most famous crime songs. It's double awesome because it's a crime story and it's featured in one of my favorite crime movies, Reservoir Dogs.

Let's enjoy Nice Guy Eddie's revelation:

hen I was comin' down here, "The Night
the Lights Went Out in Georgia" came on.

I ain't heard that song
since it was big.     

But when it was big, I must've heard it
a million-trillion fuckin' times.     

But this is the first time
I ever realized...
that the girl singin' the song
is the one who shot Andy.


You didn't know that Vickie Lawrence
was the one who shot Andy?


- I thought the cheatin' wife shot Andy.
- They say that at the end of the song.


I know, motherfucker. I just heard it.
That's what I'm talkin' about.
I must've zoned out
during that part before.

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