(Bill Anderson / J. Todd)
Bill Anderson - 1964
Look at me walkin' the streets at 3 a.m.
And you're sayin' what a crazy fool I am
But the one I love is out tonight with him
Somewhere makin' love at 3 a.m.
I need a drink, but all the bars are locked up tight
A lonely man gets mighty thirsty late at night
I won't ever kiss her sweet, sweet lips again
This old world's an awful place at 3 a.m.
There's the river, here's the bridge, it's too late now
I've got nothing left to live for anyhow
In the news they'll say he couldn't even swim
And he gave his life for love at 3 a.m.
Yes, he gave his life for love at 3 a.m.
(Transcribed by Mel Priddle - July 2010)