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Waiting in a car
Waiting for a ride in the dark
The night city grows
Look and see her eyes, they glow

Waiting in a car
Waiting for a ride in the dark
Drinking in the lounge
Following the neon signs


Waiting for a roar
Looking at the mutating skyline
The city is my church
It wraps me in the sparkling twilight

Waiting in a car
Waiting for the right time
Waiting in a car
Waiting for the right time
Waiting in a car
Waiting for the right time
Waiting in a car
Waiting for the right time
Waiting in a car
Waiting for a ride in the dark



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    UnregisteredNov 13, 2013 at 12:34 am
    I think that this song is more of a self-exploration. Not about two people, but about finding the adventurer inside of you. Are you willing to take that chance and go where you don't know? Are you willing to seek out and experience everything the city has to offer? Stop waiting for a car that may or may not come, walk the streets and fall in love with all that is around you. Make those neon signs your cathedral and the skyline your alter. Fall in love with life and live your adventure.
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    UnregisteredJul 16, 2012 at 2:50 am
    Nyc thought i was the only one that walked to this song... If there was a movie about me, this would definetly be the theme song
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    UnregisteredJul 11, 2012 at 5:39 pm
    Heartbroken, lonely, hoping for the midnight city to cure it all... And it does somewhat, the city is full of people, we'll all fall in love again.. Someday..
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    UnregisteredJun 19, 2012 at 2:17 am
    The city represents love and midnight represents "lack of knowledge" (blindness); the man is ignorant of the contents of her love. The car represents the action of "taking a chance". The first verse says "waiting in a car... Waiting for a ride in the dark", meaning he's waiting for a chance to figure out the contents of her love. "the night city grows", meaning his lack of knowledge continues to grow.
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    UnregisteredJun 14, 2012 at 7:53 pm
    As the song begins you immediately feel a sense of urgency. An overwhelming explosion of emotion comes at the end with the saxophone - ending the song, beautifully.. "the city is my church"; a favorite lyric of mine, states that the listener perceives the city as his safe-haven - a place where he can freely express his faith; in partying. The overall meaning of this song is about, obviously, living in the night scene. Where a particular girl, who might be the very cause of this person waiting for the night to begin. His intrigue in her is heightened by light reflecting from her eyes.

    I just can't say that i like this song. Oh no, that would be understating my opinion - i love this song.

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