Ever Had a Hal Ketchum Kind of ‘Small Town Saturday Night’?

We have.

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Has anyone else ever had a “Small Town Saturday Night?” The Hal Ketchum tune was written by hit makers Pat Alger and Hank DeVito.

The single was released in April 1991 as the first single from his album Past the Point of Rescue. Don’t let the Number Two ranking fool you. This one stands the test of time.

The song is written with specific, yet relatable imagery and delivered with authenticity and intensity.

There is no voice like Hal Ketchum. Once you fall in love with the laid back strength in his tone, you can’t turn back.

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“Small Town Saturday Night”

There’s an Elvis movie on the marquee sign,
We’ve all seen at least three times
Everybody’s broke, Bobby’s got a buck
Put a dollar’s worth of gas in his pickup truck
We’re going’ ninety miles an hour down a dead end road
What’s the hurry, son, where you gonna go?

We’re gonna howl at the moon, shoot out the light
It’s a small town Saturday night
It’s a small town Saturday night

Lucy’s got her lipstick on a little too bright
Bobby’s gettin’ drunk and lookin’ for a fight
Liquor on his breath, trouble on his mind
And Lucy’s just a kid along for the ride
Got a six-pack of beer and a bottle of wine
Gotta be bad just to have a good time

They’re gonna howl at the moon, shoot out the light
It’s a small town Saturday night
It’s a small town Saturday night

Bobby told Lucy: “The world ain’t round
Drops off sharp at the edge of town
Lucy, you know the world must be flat
‘Cause when people leave town, they never come back”
They go ninety miles an hour to the city limits sign
Put the pedal to the metal ‘fore they change their mind

They howl at the moon, shoot out the light
It’s a small town Saturday night
Yeah, howl at the moon, shoot out the light
Yeah, it’s a small town Saturday night
It’s a small town Saturday night
It’s a small town Saturday night