Badfinger – Midnight Caller

Gorgeous song from Badfinger. Pete Ham wrote this song and he sounds a bit like McCartney. The song is about a friend of the band who turned into a prostitute (midnight caller) and distanced herself from her old friends and her old self. It was on the No Dice album that peaked at #28 in 1970 in the Billboard album chart.

Midnight Caller never charted but it is one of my favorite Badfinger songs.

Midnight Caller

Beneath the midnight caller
She thinks of paper green
You never hear them calling her name
They just know where they’ve been

You never hear her holler
The tears no longer come
She reads her daily book of the past
That shows of everyone

Grey years that show in her hair
Can’t be, but don’t seem to care
She unlocks the door and there’s no one there

She sees a daytime stroller
Walk from the night before
And though she paints a smile on her face
He won’t be back no more

She’s got no saint to follow
She’s got no place to go
Too proud to ask an old friend for help
Too proud to let him know

Grey years that show in her hair
Can’t be, but don’t seem to care
She knocks the door and there’s no one there

Nobody (nobody), nobody (nobody), nobody’s gonna help you now.

Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

17 thoughts on “Badfinger – Midnight Caller”

    1. They really did… I think Pete would have goneon to be really big.

      off topic a bit… .I just had a former classic rock radio programmer comment on the worn out songs post…He said it was corporate programmers telling what to play because of test scores that came back high…it is really interesting…but stinks


  1. Badfinger is one of my favorite bands. Great songwriters, Pete Ham, Tommy Evans, Mike Gibbins & Joey Molland had a great sound, their instrument playing skills were on point and their vocals were amazing.
    It saddens me of how they were grossly taken advantage of by the music industry. They had so much more to gift each of us with. Pete & Tom, both gone too soon!
    I listen to their music almost every day.

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    1. Obviously I like them…I hate for bands like that to be forgotton…It’s nice to talk to people who know them because in real life I don’t run into many people at all who do.


      1. I’m happy you like it. It takes me back to my childhood days with my big sister in the mid seventies…when I was around 7-8
        I like yours because you are a good writer and it’s quality.


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