Song Lyric Sunday – Sometime Around Midnight by The Airborne Toxic Event

As usual, picking this weeks song has been hard. I honestly settle on one, then another one will play and I just. can’t. decide! But, I suppose, I’m going to be doing this long enough that I can make it through all the music I love and all the music I fell in love with years ago and suddenly hear again and remember how much I still love.

This song is like a mini-story and I love the build up in the music to the point where it almost perfectly represents that moment in life many of us have been where you still love someone who has already moved on. It’s beautiful and terrible and I adore it in so many ways.

Favorite lines: “the piano’s this melancholy soundtrack to her smile” and “these memories come rushing like feral waves to your mind.”

I hope you enjoy this weeks Song Lyric Sunday submission. Feel free to read the rules below and post your own!

Some Time Around Midnight by The Airborne Toxic Event
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

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


I invite everyone who would like to play along so we can share some fantastic music together. Here are the rules for Song Lyric Sunday:

  • Post the lyrics to a favorite song or a new song you want to share
  • Make sure you credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to my post that will go up every Sunday by 9am MST
  • Check out at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process
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6 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – Sometime Around Midnight by The Airborne Toxic Event

  1. Pingback: Song Lyric Sunday : Your Father and I | willowdot21

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