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Wade Bowen, ‘Saturday Night’ – Lyrics Uncovered

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When Wade Bowen sat down to write a song simply called ‘Saturday Night,’ he chose to put a spin on the lyrics to make the tune stand out from other songs on radio about the night of the week that’s a favorite to many.

“I’ve been doing this for 14 years now, and I’ve stood onstage quite a few Saturday nights a year,” Bowen tells Taste of Country with a grin. “I’ve been hearing a lot of songs about Saturday nights and how great they always are. So as a songwriter, I always try to take ideas and twist them around a bit.”

Why does everybody love Saturday night / Stale smell of beer and the smoke in your eyes / I keep sittin’ and drinkin’ and thinkin’ about a sad goodbye / So tell me why is everybody so in love with Saturday night,” Bowen wrote in the lyrics of the song’s chorus.

“I came up with the idea simply to write about the guy in the dark corner of the bar who is not enjoying Saturday night like everybody else is,” Bowen notes.

Well hey bartender could you throw those drunk girls out / And don’t you think that band’s just a little too loud / Tell that couple in the corner to please go get a room / It’s a damn good party but what am I supposed to do,” he sings in the second verse.

“I just felt like this song overall was really country, but it still has a lot of the Wade Bowen thing that I’ve always tried to keep,” says the singer-songwriter. “We tried really hard to kind of take what I’ve been doing in the past and try to mature it a little bit. That’s what I try to do with every record and every song, really. I really feel like this song does that for us.”

Listen to Wade Bowen’s ‘Saturday Night’

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