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The Airborne Toxic Event – Sometime Around Midnight 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 barlights
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

And 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 when your friends say what is it
You look like you've seen a ghost

And you walk...
Under the streetlights
And you're too drunk to notice
That everyone is staring at you
And you so 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

And you know that she'll break you
In two

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  • u
    It's literally about a girl that he used to be madly in love with and that's it all those sentences that you think have deeper meanings are literally just helping to explain how he feels. And if you want you can go to The Airborne Toxic Event website where they state that it's about a girl he was madly in love with but f**ked him over and he's just seeing her after not seeing her in a long a*s tome.
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  • u
    Doesn't have to be a ghost, just could be someone you haven't seen in a long time or possibly someone that haunts your memories, hence.
    Although not saying the dead thing is wrong. Just saying it could mean either or, but hearing the rest of the song pretty sure shes alive and its just someone that broke his heart or f****d him over somehow. Just my 2 cents though.
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  • u
    No, no, no. The girl isn't alive. This song is about how the girl he loves has died. Notice how it says "and your friends say what is it, you look like you've seen a ghost. " he gets sooo drunk at the bar he's seeing her again. At the beginning it quotes "or at least that's when you lose yourself for a minute or two. " he loses touch with reality & then he starts hallucinating about her.
    Sorry, I don't mean to sound harsh, but you have to look beyond the words itself but deeper into the all the words as a whole.
    Listen to the song again & you'll see what I mean! :)
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