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Monsters

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1.
1991 (intro) 00:27
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If I love you, will you love me? If I want you, will you want me? I’m reaching, are you reaching out? If I touch you, will you touch me now? Through the wires to the heart Phantom fingers fumble in the dark I thought I did; I felt a spark Are we all one beating heart? If I love you, will you love me? If I hurt you, will you hurt me? I’m reaching, are you reaching out? If I touch you, will you touch me now? Through the wires to the heart Phantom fingers fumble in the dark I thought I did; I felt a spark Are we all one beating heart? Or are we strangers? Am I a stranger?
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Take off your armor Friend of mine I have no arrows But I got time All your sorrows Keeps you glued to your seat Can we get you you outta your head Into your feet It’s not that the rest of us Don’t have the blues It’s just that some dance partners need a dance Partner too Is that you Life’s too short to dance by yourself Think you should dance with somebody Life’s too short to dance by yourself Think you should dance with somebody Take off your armor Let down your hair You could sit on your hands or You could get closer if you dare And it’s not that the rest of us don’t have to fight For every bit of love for and every bit of light But tonight It’s Friday night Life’s too short to dance by yourself Think you should dance with somebody Life’s too short to dance by yourself Think you should dance with somebody
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Seventeen 04:02
I was a runaway and you were a Queen Our tongues tied in the mezzanine We were free No strings on you no strings on me I was a cannonball and you were the sea When I crashed into your blue dream We were free Time takes no prisoners, you’ll see When you’re seventeen The thought of a spark could start a fire Tube top and faded jeans How we forget how we desire Seventeen We were seventeen We had city dreams I was a runaway and you were a jewel It was Paradise in the land of fools We were free No strings on you no strings on me Free Time takes no prisoners, you’ll see When you’re seventeen The thought of a spark could start a fire Tube top and faded jeans How we forget how we desire Seventeen We were seventeen We had city dreams
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Dream Away 03:39
I was busy dreaming Building us a world Day dreaming up a good life That wouldn’t hurt and wouldn’t spoil The sun never set there The water, clean and pure In the beauty there was purpose So certain, safe and sure I could’ve lived this lie forever But from far far away I thought I heard you calling You said I could not stay And I woke up in a fever My calculations were wrong These pillars could not hold us And the angels were gone When hope makes you bleed When life gets you down There’s all the love you need Underground To make a way for the dark heart To feel the love I’ve found There’s all the love you need Underground We dream away… A picture of a sunset Above a turquoise tide The beauty of a just world And the convenience of a lie I tore down that picture There is no other perfect life But in the dirt under my fingers Maybe something will survive When hope makes you bleed When life gets you down There’s all the love you need Underground To make a way for the dark heart To feel the love I’ve found There’s all the love you need Underground We dream away…
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Prom Night 05:02
There’s an open road And now an open door And a pretty girl’s hand Beside yours Do you know what to do As she looks at you Can leap from the ledge And bridge the two halves of the world Hold her hand We’ll never pass this way again Hold her hand Forever or a slow dance A breath as deep as you make There’s a chance if you take it And a heart that you break is still a heart Hold her hand There’s an open floor As the chorus soars And a pretty girl’s hand Beside yours Who knows what you’ll find But the threshold shines Can you leap from the ledge and bridge the two halves of the world Hold her hand We’ll never pass this way again Hold her hand Forever or a slow dance A breath as deep as you make There’s a chance if you take it And a heart that you break is still a heart Hold her hand Prom night turns to daylight rediscovered Friends become lovers under covers Hold her hand We’ll never pass this way again Hold her hand Forever or a slow dance A breath as deep as you make There’s a chance if you take it And a heart that you break is still a heart Hold her hand
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I wasn’t looking for forever or a one night stand I was just hoping for a smile or a quick slow dance But when I saw you, there was nothing I could ever do To ignore the smell of smoke across the room I’ve had my mistakes But my heart was clean But I’m made of matches You’re made of gasoline The room around began to catch fire and disappear Fighting fire with flames If I burn down would you do the same You tell me it’s wrong But we’re both to blame I wasn’t looking for a sign When I touched you your skin was hot and eyes were clear And the room around began to catch fire and disappear I told my heart that I would keep it safe and locked away But I found myself walking to you through the flame I saw the flashes I saw the fire grow I saw the ember I saw the cinder smoke The room around began to catch fire and disappear I see fire in the sky
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Put two beating hearts together Stitched the seams and pull the levers Strange desires Sparks and wires I signed the dotted line That tethered yours to mine No anesthetic For hearts electric But parts start to decay When just your shadow half remains The operation Had complications And the part of you that died I’ll carry all my life Lovers slowly decomposing So it goes It could’ve been Paradise We could’ve had diamond eyes I held so tight that I lost her We could’ve been fireflies But that fire died Dead and gone I was wrong Love’s a con And I’m a monster [Monsters] Hope lingers on After the one you love is gone Thought I smelled your ghost In my winter coat And our love became a void Another echo in the noise I can’t erase What we became It could’ve been Paradise Could’ve been you and I I played the fool And you played the martyr We could’ve been fireflies But some fires die I meant no harm We were both wrong Moving on I’m a monster
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Helvetica 05:16
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Brooklyn 04:14
There’s traffic on the bridge But the skyline shines with a certain light And I know you’re sick of it But I know a happy hour nearby And there’s a possibility That one day things will get better for The huddled masses in between The shadows and the stars Floating empire Held up by fraying wire I’ll cover you in winter like a blanket by the fire And when the rent is too high We’ll just buy cheaper wine And hang on to see if whether Constellations hold together or not Four years in Brooklyn And happy birthday darling When we feel young again I’d like to take you dancing Cause there’s a possibility That one day things will get better For the huddled masses in between The shadows and the stars And there’s a possibility That we’ll both go down together Or free ourselves from gravity And tumble through the dark Floating empire Held up by fraying wire I’ll cover you in winter like a blanket by the fire And when the rent is too high We’ll just buy cheaper wine And hang on to see if whether Constellations hold together or not I never placed too much faith in the stars I never placed too much faith in my heart But the siren call of the chandelier city And inch by inch we’re breaking apart As we’re rising through the dark From the sky I bet the lights look pretty Floating empire Held up by fraying wire I’ll cover you in winter like a blanket by the fire And when the rent is too high We’ll just buy cheaper wine And hang on to see if whether Constellations hold together or not
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Deep Blue 03:57
I wasn’t looking for action Just some distraction Just a little weeknight Booth in the back I wasn’t looking for romance Just a quick slow dance On the off chance That an off night And a side glance Might lead me to the wrong hands I wasn’t looking for you I wasn’t after forever Just for whatever I was one of the dark hearts Who thought that they’d never Truly be open But this is an explosion Of star crossed and Blood rush and Hair tossed and Cheeks flushed And weeks lost I wasn’t looking for you I said “I’ve never felt my heart like this” She said “I’ve never felt my body” I always thought the point of love was just To keep from falling Into the deep blue I wasn’t looking for devotion Just cheap emotion But I found love, I found love like an ocean On my second whiskey Your eyes try to miss me They lost control I didn’t know I had a soul until the moment you kissed me I wasn’t looking for you I said “I’ve never felt my heart like this” She said “I’ve never felt my body” I always thought The point of love was just To keep from falling Into the deep blue
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Night Skies 03:04
Your house is on fire won’t you let me in Your house is on fire won’t you let me in I’m drowning in desire Your hair Your skin The flames burn hotter the deeper you go in Your house is on fire won’t you let me in Your house is on fire won’t you let me in I’m drowning in desire Your hair Your skin The flame burns hotter the deeper you go in 1000 miles an hour, how does it feel? A million horsepower, no steering wheel Running off the shoulder, asleep on the stage Exploding cold steel, fire beauty and rage Your ship is sinking let me climb aboard Your ship is sinking let me climb aboard The flames burning hotter, oh my lord Your ship is sinking let me climb aboard
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Last Train 04:22
The top shelf tumbles And the wall clocks run Well scotch bottles and the soda guns You missed the last train from the city tonight Old friends see each other in a different different light The alphabet city's Dive bars drone And two pilgrims seek a makeshift home You missed the last train from the city tonight Old friends see each other in a different different light You missed the last train tonight There is a song Singing in the dark Don’t get too close Or it’ll tear you apart There is a reason For every season Of the heart There is a song Singing in the fire Don’t get too close It cuts like wire There is a reason For every season Of desire The subway rumbles under union square The morning finds an unlikely pair Hotel lobby holding hands don’t blink don’t think don’t look in her eyes Is this forever or is this goodbye There is a song Singing in the dark Don’t get too close Or it’ll tear you apart There is a reason For every season Of heart There is a song Singing in the fire Don’t get too close It cuts like wire There is a reason For every season Of desire Half in light and half in dark is where start Half in light and half in dark is where we are Half in light and half in dark is where start Half in light and half in dark is where we are We are one beating heart

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released July 10, 2020

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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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