Endless Summer

by The Midnight

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released August 5, 2016

All songs written & composed by Tim McEwan & Tyler Lyle.
Except "Jason" (written by Tim McEwan, Tyler Lyle & Nikki Flores) and "Nighthawks" (written by Tim McEwan, Tyler Lyle & Oliver McEwan).

Produced by Tim McEwan

Saxophone by Thomas Edinger
Guitar on "Sunset" by Johannes Jørgensen
Synth solo on "Daytona" by Mads Storm
Vocals on "Jason" by Nikki Flores

Mixed by Tim McEwan
Mastering by Anders Schumann at Studio C4, Copenhagen

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The Midnight Los Angeles, California

There is a Japanese term: Mono no aware. It means basically, the sad beauty of seeing time pass - the aching awareness of impermanence. These are the days that we will return to one day in the future only in memories.

The Midnight consists of Tyler Lyle (a songwriter from the Deep South) and Tim McEwan (a producer from Denmark).
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Track Name: Endless Summer
[should have known at the end of summer
the innocence fades and the weak become stronger
should have known at the end of the summer
I'd be lost without you]

the skyline looked like a stained glass window
the city sang such mad crescendo
four bare feet on a rain soaked street
summer airbrushed fever dreams

disappeared in a camera flash
why do the bad girls never last
lost in gin and lemonade
elecrospins and the mermaid parade

four quartets and no regrets
except for the polaroids i left
you were just some spell i was under
that endless summer
Track Name: Sunset
faked our deaths
lit a match
closed the door
waited for the flash

greyhound station
paid in cash
miss lazarus
we're coming back

they say it's darkest before the dawn
we've been in this town for far too long
they say it's darkest before the dawn
we're moving on

sunset
no regrets
first chance
last dance
stuck in the middle
even bad girls
know good love
you taste so sweet
it hurts a little

make our home
where we stand
one suitcase
and half a plan

follow the wolves
and sing along
past the voices
to the Song

they say it's darkest before the dawn
we've been in this town for far too long
they say it's darkest before the dawn
we're moving on

sunset
no regrets
first chance
last dance
stuck in the middle
even bad girls
know good love
you taste so sweet
it hurts a little
Track Name: Jason (feat. Nikki Flores)
[keep on running]

He comes alive in metropolis lights when the musics way too loud
Deep in the night it's easy to hide and he's got it all figured out
White satellites getting lost in his eyes but to him she's just another girl
Roll with the tide like the wind and the sky and he'll only let you down

Oooh Jason
Tell me what you're chasin'
Because the night will never give you what you want
Oooh Jason
And if you can't escape it
I hope you find whatever you've been looking for

Where do you go in a town full of ghosts and everybody knows your name
And all the homecoming queens in the small town scenes they'll offer you a place to stay
Some want forever instead of whenever when they're naked in the light
It's a strange little potion but sometimes the motion almost makes you feel alive

Oooh Jason
Tell me what you're chasin'
Because the night will never give you what you want
Oooh Jason
And if you can't escape it
I hope you find whatever you've been looking for

And I'm gonna keep on running
Track Name: Synthetic
Been trying to move on
Been black and blue
Trying to turn the old
Into something new
You found somebody
I found someone too
She got everything I need
Yeah but she's not you

I locked my love into the ground
Hoped it never could be found
Body slowly shutting down
And now I am...

I'm still alive but I can't feel
I got stuff inside but it's not real
They say I'm fine but I feel synthetic
Nothing human left in me
I'm just a machine full of moving parts
I got emptiness where I used to have a heart
I'm still breathing but I'm synthetic
Nothing human left in me
Nothing human about me

No emotion
Just autotune
Left who I was back there with you
Maybe I died
And I kept movin'
In a body made of plastic and glue

I locked my love into the ground
Hoped it never could be found
Body slowly shutting down
And now I am...

I'm still alive but I can't feel
I got stuff inside but it's not real
They say I'm fine but I feel synthetic
Nothing human left in me
I'm just a machine full of moving parts
I got emptiness where I used to have a heart
I'm still breathing but I'm synthetic
Nothing human left in me
Nothing human about me
Track Name: The Comeback Kid
i been so low
felt the wind blow
like i was a screen door
in a thunderstorm

yeah i've been down
i've been laid out
but you always were
what I came here for

waiting all day
waiting all day
just for my say
for a bell to ring
for the first sting

Yeah I been blue
that ain’t nothing new
it’s you my friend
you’re why I get up again

I’ve make mistakes
I’ve been hard hit
I say so what
so what if I did
I’m the clear eyed
I’m the
comeback kid
start it over
start it over again
I'm the clear eyed
I'm the comeback kid

it’s been a rough year
been some tough tears
I’ve lost so fast
all that I had

but when it’s time to
i will fight for you
cause you know you are are
why i’ve come so far

I’ve make mistakes
I’ve been hard hit
I say so what
so what if I did
I’m the clear eyed
I’m the
comeback kid
start it over
start it over again
I'm the clear eyed
I'm the comeback kid
Track Name: Vampires
strangers in a dark room
laughing at jokes they didn't quite hear
frosted window panes and pink champagne
a face appears

and anything could happen in these cathedrals we roam
where shadow people dance and trade their glance and walk home alone

staring out the window
of the roosevelt hotel
watching midtown empty out
and i kiss her farewell

they say we come from nothing and to nothing we'll return
and in between is gravity and bridges left to burn
Track Name: Nighthawks
i see you
you see me
eighteenth floor
across the street
sometimes you dance
sometimes you read
tv dinners fall asleep

do i ever cross your mind
through your window in the sky
when you forget to close the blinds
so do i

i see you
check your phone
wash the dishes
fold the clothes
sometimes you stay up
and get stoned
but you always sleep alone

do i ever cross your mind
through your window in the sky
when you forget to close the blinds
so do i
Track Name: Memories
everything is clear in the rear view mirror
the coast highway and the golden hour
only love
nothing was lost

everything fits when you tell your story
the blurry portraits in the halls of former lovers
gone
but nothing was lost

you'll always be a part of me
you gave me a song to sing
dancing in your room
innocent and true
elvis tattoo on your shoulder
we'll know better when we're older

you'll always be a part of me
some wounds will always sting
forever in full bloom
barely twenty two
summer days are growing colder
we'll know better when we're older

all of this was planned when the world was started
the red blood hearts
the final word was never said
i'm tossing in my bed

but everything is clear in the rear view mirror
when nothing is left
the lights of evening round us shine pink and silver skies

you'll always be a part of me
you gave me a song to sing
dancing in your room
innocent and true
elvis tattoo on your shoulder
we'll know better when we're older

you'll always be a part of me
some wounds will always sting
forever in full bloom
barely twenty two
summer days are growing colder
we'll know better when we're older