Night Shift

Album: California Sunrise (2016)
Charted: 56


  • Here, Jon Pardi sings of a hard week at work that he manages to get through by anticipating the nights he will be spending the night with his lady.

    It's been a wreck me week
    Sixty plus from dawn to dusk
    In the red dirt heat
    Busting it up for a couple of bucks
    But it ain't no thing
    Just another day till I'm on my way

    Written by Tofer Brown, Phillip LaRue and Billy Montana, Pardi describes the tune as a "working man's love song." He added: "It's just a fun idea of taking like a work term and making a love story out of it. And I loved the beat - 'It's been a wreck me week.' It's just a really strong – when you start singing you can just feel it."
  • The song recalls Pardi's 2016 single "Dirt on My Boots" in subject matter. However, this one gets a lot more hot and steamy as the Californian native goes into detail about his "night shift" between the sheets with his lady.
  • Directed by Jim Wright, the song's music video finds Pardi and his band playing on the back of a flatbed truck as it cruises along Lower Broadway in downtown Nashville.

    "I came up with the idea that I'd like to shoot it downtown at night," the California native told ABC Radio. "And then out of nowhere, it was like, 'We're getting a semi truck and we're gonna put the band on the back of the semi truck and we're gonna cruise around downtown.'"


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Bob Daisley

Bob DaisleySongwriter Interviews

Bob was the bass player and lyricist for the first two Ozzy Osbourne albums. Here's how he wrote songs like "Crazy Train" and "Mr. Crowley" with Ozzy and Randy Rhoads.

Stan Ridgway

Stan RidgwaySongwriter Interviews

Go beyond the Wall of Voodoo with this cinematic songwriter.

Mike Rutherford (Genesis, Mike + The Mechanics)

Mike Rutherford (Genesis, Mike + The Mechanics)Songwriter Interviews

Mike Rutherford talks about the "Silent Running" storyline and "Land Of Confusion" in the age of Trump.

He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss): A History Of Abuse Pop

He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss): A History Of Abuse PopSong Writing

Songs that seem to glorify violence against women are often misinterpreted - but not always.

Black Sabbath

Black SabbathFact or Fiction

Dwarfs on stage with an oversize Stonehenge set? Dabbling in Satanism? Find out which Spinal Tap-moments were true for Black Sabbath.

Christopher Cross

Christopher CrossSongwriter Interviews

The man who created Yacht Rock with "Sailing" wrote one of his biggest hits while on acid.