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Hear Midland's Rowdy Late Night Anthem 'Mr. Lonely'

Texas country trio Midland has a song for all the honky tonk romeos (and the women who love them). "Mr. Lonely" is a rowdy, tongue-in-cheek barroom romp about a man who always has a shoulder to cry on. Written by the trio (Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson and Cameron Duddy) along with frequent collaborators Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, the tune is shades of George Strait's steamy 1984 hit "The Fireman."

"When you're lonely, lyin' in the dark, I'm the number that you know by broken heart," the group sings. "No I ain't Mr. Right, I'm Mr. Right Now/ The one all the girls are talkin' about/ The one and only Mr. Lonely"

The song features pedal steel by the legendary Paul Franklin, a member of The Time Jumpers who's played on records by Vince Gill, George Strait, Alan Jackson and many more.

"Mr. Lonely" will be released to country radio on April 15.

Midland released their debut album On the Rocks, featuring the hit "Drinkin' Problem," in 2017.

The trio is currently on their 2019 Electric Rodeo Tour.

'Mr. Lonely' Lyrics:

We got debutantes and socialites
and mamas from the PTA
We got bachelorettes dressed up in white
and little black dress divorcees
Long live the blues
They're keeping me in business
Some wanna dance, some wanna party
Whatever they need, they call me

Mr. Lonely, Mr. Good Time
Mr. One You're Gonna Want on a Saturday Night
When you're lonely, lying in the dark
I'm the number that you know by broken heart
Now I ain't Mr. Right, I'm Mr. Right Now
The one all the girls are talkin' 'bout
The one and only
Mr. Lonely

Yeah some are in from out of town just lookin' for some fun
For a couple of hours or more yeah I can be the one
Long live the blues
I'm booked up through November
You can find me in the book or on the bathroom wall
When they all wanna rendezvous they call

Mr. Lonely, Mr. Good Time
Mr. One You're Gonna Want on a Saturday Night
When you're lonely, lying in the dark
I'm the number that you know by broken heart
Now I ain't Mr. Right, I'm Mr. Right Now
The one all the girls are talkin' 'bout
The one and only
Mr. Lonely

So if you gotta girl you better treat her right
You better tell a lie, you better never start a fight
'Cause when she hangs up on you guess who's on the other line?
He's never hard to find

Mr. Lonely, Mr. Good Time
Mr. One You're Gonna Want on a Saturday Night
When you're lonely, lying in the dark
I'm the number that you know by broken heart
Now I ain't Mr. Right, I'm Mr. Right Now
The one all the girls are talkin' 'bout
The one and only
Mr. Lonely

The one and only Mr. Lonely

Long live the blues

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