Thursday Tracks: Sometime Around Midnight


Thursday Tracks: Sometime Around Midnight

So this was the first song my Discover Weekly spotify playlist, and though it’s not new to me, I FINALLY paid attention to the lyrics… which, SIDENOTE — I think this is happening a lot lately because I’ve been listening to these songs at my desk with headphones on, so it’s easier to focus on the words. Anyway, the lyrics tell a full story from beginning to end and I LOVE that in songs. ENJOY!

And it starts
Sometime around midnight
Or at least that’s when you lose yourself
For a minute or two

As you stand
Under the bar lights
And the band plays some song about forgetting yourself for a while
And the piano’s this melancholy soundtrack to her smile
And that white dress she’s wearing, you haven’t seen her
For a while

But you know
That she’s watching
She’s laughing, she’s turning
She’s holding her tonic like a cross
The room suddenly spinning, she walks up and asks how you are
So you can smell her perfume
You can see her lying naked in your arms

And so there’s a change
In your emotions
And all of these memories come rushing like feral waves to your mind
Of the curl of your bodies, like two perfect circles entwined
And you feel hopeless, and homeless, and lost in the haze of the wine

Then she leaves
With someone you don’t know
But she makes sure you saw her, she looks right at you and bolts
As she walks out the door
Your blood boiling, your stomach in ropes
And then your friends say “What is it? You look like you’ve seen a ghost.”

Then you walk
Under the streetlights
And you’re too drunk to notice that everyone is staring at you
You just don’t care what you look like
The world is falling around you

You just have to see her
You just have to see her
You just have to see her
You just have to see her
You just have to see her

You know that she’ll break you in two



(Link Title example: Jess @ Gone with the Words)


Jess @ Gone with the Words

One Response to “Thursday Tracks: Sometime Around Midnight”

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    Let's Get Beyond Tolerance

    I do really like this band, but I don’t know many of their songs. I need to listen more. I really love when I’m able to pay attention to a song and realize what the lyrics are saying. It’s great when they tell a full story like this one. I’ve been trying to do music posts a couple times a month at least so I might have to link up here next time!


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