Goodnight, Nashville

By Jennifer Hillen

© 2015, © 2016 all rights reserved


Goodnight, Music Row, the most soulful streets in town

Sweet dreams to all the artists making beautiful sounds


Goodnight to the Parthenon, lit up in the dark

Sweet dreams, ducks, swimming in Centennial Park


Goodnight to the Ryman, the “Mother Church” of music

Sweet dreams, General Jackson, hosting Cumberland cruises


Goodnight, Tennessee State Capitol, sitting high above the city

Sweet dreams to Percy Warner, with wooded parks so pretty


Goodnight to the honky-tonks that give our Broadway fame

Sweet dreams, Titans and Predators, we love to watch your games


Goodnight to the Bluebird, where so many get their break

Sweet dreams to famous Loveless, with biscuits better than cake


Goodnight, Hatch Show Print, with letterpresses from way back

Sweet dreams to Steeplechase, where strong horses run the track


Goodnight, Nashville Zoo, where wild animals roam

Sweet dreams to the Sounds, where players run for home


Goodnight, Hot Chicken and Goo Goo Clusters, favorite tasty treats

Sweet dreams to The Tennessean, you never miss a beat


Goodnight to our neighbors in historic downtown Franklin

Sweet dreams, Cheekwood Gardens, your tulips, boxwoods, and mansion


Goodnight, Nashville Symphony, your stunning scores and space,

Sweet dreams, Athens of the South, and Radnor’s scenic lake


Goodnight to the Frist Center, with colorful art exhibits

Sweet dreams, Country Music Hall of Fame, no one wants to miss it


Goodnight, Mr. Dragon, watching over The Belcourt Theatre

Sweet dreams, Grand Ole Opry, no music is any sweeter


Goodnight, Nashville, those near and far, too

Sweet dreams, Music City, we love you!