About the Song

Let’s delve into the melodic world of Conway Twitty with the enigmatic tune “The Third Man.” This captivating piece, written by none other than Conway Twitty himself, offers a glimpse into the depths of human emotion and the complexities of relationships.

Originally featured on Twitty’s album “Lost in the Feeling” in 1983, “The Third Man” quickly captivated audiences with its haunting melody and thought-provoking lyrics. Twitty’s velvety smooth vocals effortlessly convey the song’s emotional depth, drawing listeners into a narrative of love, betrayal, and heartache.

As the song unfolds, Twitty skillfully explores the concept of infidelity and the pain it inflicts on those involved. His poignant delivery evokes a sense of empathy and understanding, inviting listeners to reflect on their own experiences with love and loss.

“The Third Man” climbed the ranks of country music charts, earning Twitty widespread acclaim and solidifying his status as one of the genre’s most revered artists. Its poignant storytelling and evocative melody struck a chord with audiences, resonating with listeners of all ages.

Through his masterful storytelling and soul-stirring vocals, Twitty leaves an indelible mark on the hearts of his listeners, reminding us of the enduring power of music to touch the soul. As we listen to “The Third Man,” let’s immerse ourselves in the timeless beauty of Conway Twitty’s artistry and allow ourselves to be swept away by the emotions it evokes.

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Lyrics

Last night I dreamed
I took a walk
Up Calvary’s lonely hill,
The things I saw
With my own eyes
Could not have been more real.
I saw upon three crosses
Three men in agony;
Two, cried out for mercy,
And a third man, He looked at me.
And oh, the hurt in this man’s eyes
It just broke my heart in two!
And it seemed I could hear him say
“Son, I’m doing this for you.”
I knelt beneath the third man’s cross,
And slowly bowed my head,
I reached out to touch his feet,
And it stained my hand’s with red.
And when I heard him cry in pain,
I raised my eyes to see;
The blood spilled from the third man’s side
And some of it spilled on me.
The third man wore a crown of thorns,
Spikes held him to the tree,
And I heard him say, “Oh God, My God,
Why hast thou forsaken me?”
And there within the mighty crowd,
The ones who mocked Him cried
“King, save Thyself if thou art King!”
And then the third man died.
Suddenly, I heard the thunder roll,
I saw the lightening pierce the sky.
Then third man was still hanging there,
And I began to cry.
I saw the boulders fall,
And heard the breaking of the ground.
And then I awoke,
And though I dreamed;
I touched my cheek and found,
My eyes were wet where I had cried.
A dream, I wished I knew
I can still hear the third man say,
“I’m doing this for you.”..