Airborne Toxic Event, The - 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 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





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Airborne Toxic Event, The Sometime Around Midnight Comments
  1. Nic C

    The original video was better...

  2. Sam B

    Awesome song ! So brilliantly arranged and performed

  3. David Holmes

    First heard this epic tune on Zane lowes evening show on radio 1 around 2009 and it blew my mind then, and still does now; evokes so much emotion; but that's what great songs do!!

  4. Stevie Adam

    Cant believe I only discovered the song this year....

  5. Sean Baker

    I know it was my fault

  6. Brian Driscoll

    In the blink of an eye, fifteen years go by and you're still broken.

  7. Tiffany Shaffer

    Heartache after heartache.. Then you FIND the 1.... The 1 Ha thats too funny...

  8. Kimberley Vanderlinden

    Holy eyebags, batman!!

  9. Louise S.

    If goosebumps and white knuckles gripping a steering wheel while crying had a song... This is the song. This is the soulful song.

  10. willie nealson

    Its your brain tricking you to think there's a woman in the world who worth this.

  11. Angela Bassett

    reminds me of who i used to be - young, happy, sad, loving and losing and hurting and being hurt. Sigh. god give me another 1000 years to figure this out please...

  12. jim varnier

    Thinking of you sweet Stephanie Dittrick...RIP...back in 1989, Seattle, when I took you to the Alice Cooper concert and you left with some other guy...I was so sad and mad....that was the last I ever saw you....I'm still sad and mad and miss you so much.

  13. Lindsey Rasmussen

    The world has fallen around you

  14. Mike K

    I love this song and video and have also been listening to When am I going to Lose you by Local Natives and Somebody to Love by JT Roach and OneRepublic from the show Songland. All three combine for a real emotional experience which I love and hate.

  15. Ontologically Steve

    I just sent this video to an ex girlfriend. It actually worked. Pretty sure there's something wrong with me, though.

  16. ALFREDO LARREGUI

    CHIKITA VIOLENTA

  17. jr Hurtado

    Looks like u seen a 👻

  18. Kaijukid 96

    Now I wanna go and punch a woman.

  19. FOXAMG63

    Reminds me of U2. What an amazing song

  20. Fernandeaux

    I always thought the video looked like the girl passed away. That's how I took it. My girl passed away in 2013, and the ghostly girl in the video reminds of her.

  21. Kevin Rodriguez

    this is my 2019 best song of the year, this is my 2019 best song of the decade and my 2019 most heard band on my spotify... thank you i wil see you here at el rey in march

  22. Kyle Jackson

    It'll be okay. :)

  23. Yyyyzyyy

    I have lived this song. I was on the last level of Pokemon Gold when my Gameboy battery died and I lost all my progress. I got so sad I never played the game again

    Kathy Myers

    Yyyyzyyy dude.... I’m crying.

  24. Billy Robinson

    I feel like this comment section is like heart break anonymous meeting

  25. Banana Kerbalface

    my best mate, ciara b, showed me this back in high school. if you ever see this, drop me a message girl. it's tara

  26. TheHighSchoolHero18

    too many girls ive dated like this

  27. loke

    what's the indie song that goes oooh ooh ooh aah aah aah. i don't know if those are voices or instruments pls help

  28. Park Soo-Kim

    I could not remember anything about this song and just typed “song about seeing ex at a bar” into google.

  29. cristian araiza

    thank you google for helping me find this song with the key words "looks like you've seen a ghost lyrics" haven't heard this song since I was a wee lad in elementary school. well into my 20s now.

  30. Alex McQ

    sometimes, someone, writes the truth

    wish21100

    @ Alex McQ ... And you're too drunk to notice ...

  31. Josh Giles

    In early 2013 now again in 2019

  32. specialkim

    They’re performing with the SF Symphony on 8/1/2020!

  33. ShimmySnail

    To any young man, or woman for that matter, who is suffering because of some event they can relate to in this song: it does get better.

  34. Adam Read

    Why on earth are there thumbs down for this video? The song is awesome...

  35. LoneScript

    Sometimes you need to flip the script and listen to songs like this when you're in a relationship with someone you truly love because it makes you step back and think about what they mean to you. It's important to never take anyone you care about for granted because they can be gone in an instant. This applies not only to romantic relationships, but all relationships in our lives.
    Songs like this remind me that everyone I know today will be dead within 50 years or so. I don't want to take any of them or precious time for granted. Don't take people for granted and don't live stuck in a moment. Continue to grow and you'll endure life and feel what love truly is.
    Keep your priorities in order and you'll never regret anything.

    Chris Dubs

    Never thought about it like that but you are so right

    Danny S

    LoneScript well said, wish I saw it this way before it was to late

  36. Chris Lovitt

    The girl looks 50 year old! 😂😂

  37. pinchelizbeth

    I remember watching this late at night on vh1 around middle school, I'm 22 now and my how things have changed but this song still hits

  38. Aaron Carroll

    My gf broke up with me the day I found this song. I remember being on a plane just looking out the window with this playing wondering why it went wrong. I still do :(

  39. John L. Jones

    2019 anyone?

  40. David B

    When I first heard this I knew I would live it someday. I don't know how, but I still know. It's coming true before my eyes. I can see it happening soon. Almost word for word.

  41. Paul Hull

    A real classic for the old heads

  42. Lee H

    Beautiful song, love how it builds to the end.

    wish21100

    @Lee H .. You either love or hate this song ... I suppose it's okay... LoL
    Seriously if this song was a wine it would be a Château Cheval Blanc 1947
    Yeah like I know .. I googled that .. 😂

    Lee H

    @wish21100 😂🤣 IMO 2.4k people need their hearing checked and if you don't like this, we just can't be friends. lol I'm now impressed with your music AND wine choices but seriously who keeps wine that long!! 😄

    wish21100

    @Lee H
    Hahaha .. Nobody we know .. lol

    Lee H

    @wish21100 lol

  43. Hex Nottingham

    This song NEVER fails to touch me each tyme. I will never forget the first nyte I heard it. One of my best musician friends, the lead singer of A Friend Called Fire, was visiting from Chicago. This tune came on the background radio station. All other conversation was then "lost in a haze" during the next few minutes. We were definitely affected.

    If you haven't seen Mikel's recent post on the band's Facebook page about a new album and book, you need to.

    That sweaty hug we exchanged after their show at the 9:30 Club in D.C. means so much more now.

  44. Kyle Dykes

    But the question is does she ever even give you a second of her thoughts? We'll never know :(

  45. Coco Robbins

    One of those rare songs that affects everyone.

  46. Omer Savoie

    you get what you give, even if you don't get(understand) it.

  47. Calm Dust

    I keep wanting to hit the like button every time I hear this song.

  48. John Fitzpatrick

    One of the best intros and ending of all time!

  49. OG Woot

    11/07/2019

  50. Justin Moeller

    This song just ended at midnight on the dot, as I lay in bed thinking about her. How's that for irony.

  51. Clayton Tremblay

    Destiny Johnstone this will always be your song💚

    Edited November 18th
    Well I couldn't not tell you.

    We've come full circle on the story of this song now... 😔

  52. Owen Graziano

    I’ve spent most of today listening to this song on repeat while simultaneously crying and wishing I didn’t exist. My goal is too look back on how I’m feeling and what I’m doing rn and remember it as a thing of the past. To have gotten over her, find someone who actually loves me, have kids with her, and have that sense of family that all human beings need. I just wanna look back and remember this as the lowest point of my life because I’ll be over it and moved on with my life.

  53. Scott Enriquez

    Back to the jr high days

  54. Rose Productions

    The whole scenario where you’re watching each other trying to be low key but you just
    Know, and where you get memories or try to show off someone new is actually so goddam accurate. Honestly this song is one of the most realistic songs that people can relate to

  55. Justin Buonvino

    Anyone else hear "Einstein on the Beach" by Counting Crows, when you hear this?

  56. liamquinn1981

    god this song is so therapeutic... i have to get her back. life is just grey without her...

  57. Tiffany Shaffer

    2019 Still gets Me Everytime.. 😭🖤

    wish21100

    Have you heard anything about Anna leaving ?
    I'm from the UK 🇬🇧 where unfortunately we don't get to much on this great band, hoping it's only a rumour❗

  58. Baron Von Lichtenstein

    Great song.

  59. Jeremy Suschana

    I used this song to try to get my love back..... cause I was the drink ex at the bar....I still live get so much..... she's moved on.... I'm still in love tho

  60. Ida Williams

    You just have to see her

  61. Archana Mohan

    Still in love with you.

  62. seanchriscraft

    Love how the song builds up to a climax

  63. Ricky Hunt

    Anita Briem ❤

  64. Bluespot

    Honestly I never understood why some people are so emotionally affected by this song but when I got a bf damn it felt like a punch to the chest and honestly it makes me care about my SO all the more this song will always have a place in my heart

  65. cae

    Ang,


    I don't know how we got here but it breaks me right down to my core.
    I never lied or did those things but I guess you'll never believe...I know
    I'll always regret us not working out.
    P.S. you really are the most beautiful girl in the world!

    Bluespot

    We will always come back here life tends to go fill circle

  66. Atrain45

    You just have to see her

  67. Derek S

    It is so retro

  68. Tim Taylor

    I can't get over her, I'm under her spell, she looks like Heaven but this feels like hell

  69. Vince Ferri

    This is the greatest song ever!!!

  70. Skuff Micksun

    Annnnddd I'm back here again

  71. Fredy de Jesús Cruz Hernández

    Alguien más llegó aquí por Edgar el de QueParió?

  72. SJ Taylor

    On our Grad

  73. Marc Pearson

    Oh man!!

  74. Robert 216

    “What is it? You look like you’ve seen a ghost.”

  75. Lane arndt

    the piano is a melancholy soundtrack to her smile...
    mmmmnope!

  76. M_W_M

    10 years later. The song blows up

  77. Jayce Rodgers

    lead singer looks like Jorma Taccone

  78. Vinnie Perez

    Anyone listening in late 2019?

    Fish Facts TV

    Had totally forgotten about this one

    Johnny R

    Hollaback

    Jason Jones

    This song takes to a time in my life that will be lived over and over again

    Salud 74

    Best Song to explain this emotion everyone knows so good

  79. Baron Von Lichtenstein

    Great song and video.

  80. CARL TAYLOR

    Love this Chuuuuune ! Don’t know how I found it but I won’t lose it now ❤️👊

  81. Sound of collection

    CLASSICOLLECTION

  82. YourName

    This song always brings up memories of my fiance that passed away. We were both addicts. She just couldn't get clean. I still miss her so much.

    c k

    hope you find peace and happiness

    YourName

    @c k Thank you, truly

  83. Diogenes' Lantern

    An incredible band before that got stupidly, irrationally political.

  84. JennyBunny

    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 crux
    The room's 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 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
    Oh, and your friends say "What is it?
    You look like you've seen a ghost"

    wish21100

    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

  85. Jason Walter

    We've all had, or will have at least one obsessive, toxic relationship in our lifetime that everyone but you knows is just no good. Quitting this person can be like kicking a drug addiction; paranoia, anxiety, depression, even sweats, chills and nausea. And like a drug, even though it's poisoning you can make you feel more alive than anything else in the world.

  86. Laszlo Kiss

    If you ever want to see a grown man cry...

  87. Laszlo Kiss

    This takes my breath away in the worst way

  88. J.T.

    I've never been in a situation like this but the song makes me feel as if I'm there. Powerful stuff.

  89. Anne Bruecks

    Oh, wow. I had somehow forgotten this song. Crying right now in a good way

  90. SJ Taylor

    Wish I could go back to that weekend.

  91. cpoupore13

    Your dumber than a bag of hammers lmao

  92. ShadoeFax

    Damn, I never knew how much I missed Trisha until this moment.

  93. Edgar Friendly

    Damn you, Rosalie... ripped me in two

    Laszlo Kiss

    youll be alright fam i been there too hurts like hell time really does heal all wounds though wish you the best man

  94. brijen07

    Oh my God this song... memories - this is one of a kind I have ever heard. The feels emotions takes me back to the times I used to listen to it.

  95. DeMarsh1003

    Thank you Spotify daily drive for introducing me to this song!

  96. Mauro Florentine

    The Woman with the violin is truly ethereal....her music, Devine....I saw them at Disney world resort... unbelievable....Waka...Waka...Waka....

  97. Ashley O'Brien

    Forever

    wish21100

    Ah .. Looks like the clocks stopped ..
    But it's alright it's Sometime Around Midnight

  98. tehlolercaust

    This sounds like the montage scene to one of those romantic movies set in NYC that just try too hard.