Kearney, Mat - Ships In The Night Lyrics




Like ships in the night
You keep passing me by
We're just wasting time
Trying to prove who's right
And if it all goes crashing into the sea
If it's just you and me
Trying to find the light

Like ships in the night letting cannon balls fly
Say what you mean and it turns to a fight
Fist fly from my mouth as it turns south
You're down the driveway, I'm on the couch

Chasing your dreams since the violent 5th grade
Tryna believe in your silent own way
'Cause we'll be OK. I'm not going away
Like you watched at fourteen as it went down the drain

And pops stayed the same and your moms moved away
How many of our parents seem to make it anyway
We're just fumbling through the grey
Trying find a heart that's not walking away

Turn the lights down low
Walk these halls alone
We can feel so far from so close

Like ships in the night
You keep passing me by
We're just wasting time
Trying to prove who's right
And if it all goes crashing into the sea
If it's just you and me
Trying to find the light

Like ships in the night
You're passing me by
You're passing me by
Like ships in the night

And I'm at the airport waiting on a second plane
Had to pack and you had cramps and I was late
Headed to a red carpet they won't know my name
Riding in silence all that we wanna say

About to board when you call on the phone
You say, "I'm sorry. I'll be waiting at home."
Feels like we're learning this out on our own
Tryna find a way down the road we don't know

Turn the lights down low
Walk these halls alone
We can feel so far from so close

Like ships in the night
You keep passing me by
We're just wasting time
Tryna prove who's right
And if it all goes crashing into the sea
If it's just you and me
Trying to find the light

Like ships in the night
You're passing me by
You're passing me by
Like ships in the night

And I'm gonna find my way
Back to your side
And I'm gonna find my way
Back to your side

Like ships in the night
You keep passing me by
We're just wasting time
Trying to prove who's right
And if it all goes crashing into the sea
If it's just you and me
Trying to find the light

Like ships in the night
You're passing me by
You're passing me by
Like ships in the night





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Kearney, Mat Ships In The Night Comments
  1. Lee D

    I wonder if the video for Phil Collins' "Take Me Home" inspired this video at all

  2. French Boy

    Merry christmas⛄️🎄 Bonjour🇫🇷

  3. Youtubergirl111

    Does this song contains copyright if you know please right it down thanks
    (Love this song it's awesome)

  4. sunny side up's bitch

    Merry Christmas 2019 is the good time falling in love with this song ♥️

  5. Lana McBride

    Wait.. He has a lot of shirts.. There is a different shirt for every location... Wow where does her keep all his shirts.

  6. Ben Hedges

    Where tf is 1:56 at?

  7. ALea Logan . .

    You have mya

  8. Greg B

    1.6K people gave this tune thumbs-down? Psh.

  9. ALea Logan . .

    We have a same skull

  10. FABULOUS, Phuket Thailand

    Hope to hear your new songs in 2020! We miss ya!

  11. KaRyn Sweeney

    Oh i want to name my daughter celeste. And leo has a son that ive seen. Blonde hair.

  12. KaRyn Sweeney

    Why dont you drpp a whole litter? Robert, michelle, mike, erin

  13. Jhalyn Pelang-og

    2019? 😍

  14. Kamil Kamx

    Hes still wayyy too under rated, like van gough.

  15. ALea Logan . .

    Ok u add up into an alpha male. .3

  16. Consteple Lautermachen

    👍Great!

  17. Bittu Mandol

    Back here after a very long time but this song still sounds amazing

  18. devourerofwatermelon

    W8 what Mat did the dab long before it was official, jeez louise 3:21

  19. ALea Logan . .

    Hey lord lol

  20. M SATAN

    2019 nd i will be here till i die....

    ok seeb

    M SATAN agreed

    M SATAN

    @ok seeb 👍

  21. Joe Eoj

    Like ships in the night
    You keep passing me by
    We're just wasting time
    Trying to prove who's right
    And if it all goes crashing into the sea
    If it's just you and me
    Trying to find the light

    Like ships in the night letting cannon balls fly
    Say what you mean and it turns to a fight
    Fist fly from my mouth as it turns south
    You're down the driveway... I'm on the couch

    Chasing your dreams since the violent 5th grade
    Trying to believe in your silent own way
    Cause we'll be ok... I'm not going away
    Like you watched at fourteen as it went down the drain

    And pops stayed the same and your moms moved away
    How many of our parents seem to make it anyway
    We're just fumbling through the grey
    Trying find a heart that's not walking away

    Turn the lights down low
    Walk these halls alone
    We can feel so far from so close

    Like ships in the night
    You keep passing me by
    We're just wasting time
    Trying to prove who's right
    And if it all goes crashing into the sea
    If it's just you and me trying to find the light
    Like ships in the night
    You're passing me by
    You're passing me by
    Like ships in the night

    And I'm at the airport waiting on a second plane
    Had to pack and you had cramps and I was late
    Headed to a red carpet they won't know my name
    Riding in silence all that we wanna say

    About to board when you call on the phone
    You say "I'm sorry. I'll be waiting at home"
    Feels like we're learning this out on our own
    Trying to find a way down the road we don't know

    Turn the lights down low
    Walk these halls alone
    We can feel so far from so close

    Like ships in the night
    You keep passing me by
    We're just wasting time
    Trying to prove who's right
    And if it all goes crashing into the sea
    If it's just you and me
    Trying to find the light
    Like ships in the night
    You're passing me by
    You're passing me by
    Like ships in the night

    And I'm gonna find my way
    Back to your side
    And I'm gonna find my way
    Back to your side

    Like ships in the night
    You keep passing me by
    We're just wasting time
    Trying to prove who's right
    And if it all goes crashing into the sea
    If it's just you and me
    Trying to find the light
    Like ships in the night
    You're passing me by
    You're passing me by
    Like ships in the night

    Consteple Lautermachen

    Thank you from Germany!

    Joe Eoj

    @Consteple Lautermachen yw

  22. Isis Hammer

    I literally lost this song years ago, like at least 5 years ago - and I still know the lyrics <3

  23. Vincent

    The funny thing is, he probably filmed the whole thing in his basement in front of a green screen.

  24. Jeena Bella

    Heard him for the first time yesterday now I'm a new fan

  25. ALea Logan . .

    I got my matt care shirt

  26. Heather D

    Ah the work he put into this!! 👏👏👏

  27. Aj Edwards

    Still my favorite music video ever

  28. Daina Felix

    I heard this song when i was 6 years old, it's still just as good

  29. Soumitro Dey

    Probably the most beautiful and happiest music video ever

  30. Nick Ross

    Can you dig it?

  31. Alexey D

    вот что значит любовь

  32. Mathew Millington

    I’m happy my name only only has one T in Mathew

  33. le brown

    Like the song, hate the video. Don't like him staring into my soul like that

  34. Sammy Hewson

    He sounds like Dave Mathews and Chris Martin had a child who listened to pop music and was a good musician

  35. Michele Clavier

    Ships in the night by Matt Kearney. It's a reminder that we are all just trying to find a way to reach out to tell others no matter what we go through God is always there. And Jesus Christ heals and restores us.

  36. *Kate Washabi*

    This really needs more views

  37. Ashwani Singh

    Calmness...Really miss those days...
    👇 October 2019

    Dr Bonkers

    Indeed 🤝

  38. Sarah Wolard

    What city is the carousel in? Madison, Wi? Just curious. If so, they moved it.

  39. swooping is bad

    2012 was a great year, oh the feelings

    devourerofwatermelon

    sucked for me lol

  40. Darren Barley

    You sound awesome man!!!!!!

  41. Kaitlin Mathis

    I like him so much

  42. Josephine Gerardy

    That moment when you recognize some of the places in the video because you've actually been there before...

  43. Anthony Nguyen

    ..How sad

  44. Aman kumar

    THAT awesome song

  45. Joshua Breault

    Reminds me of mary

  46. Lorena Velasquez

    5 de octubre 2019 😊

  47. Jennifer Halliwell

    Still listening still loving

    xXxFLOjumper96xXx

    🥰♥

  48. Joe Eoj

    Like ships in the night
    You keep passing me by
    We're just wasting time
    Trying to prove who's right
    And if it all goes crashing into the sea
    If it's just you and me
    Trying to find the light

    Like ships in the night letting cannon balls fly
    Say what you mean and it turns to a fight
    Fist fly from my mouth as it turns south
    You're down the driveway... I'm on the couch

    Chasing your dreams since the violent 5th grade
    Trying to believe in your silent own way
    Cause we'll be ok... I'm not going away
    Like you watched at fourteen as it went down the drain

    And pops stayed the same and your moms moved away
    How many of our parents seem to make it anyway
    We're just fumbling through the grey
    Trying find a heart that's not walking away

    Turn the lights down low
    Walk these halls alone
    We can feel so far from so close

    Like ships in the night
    You keep passing me by
    We're just wasting time
    Trying to prove who's right
    And if it all goes crashing into the sea
    If it's just you and me trying to find the light
    Like ships in the night
    You're passing me by
    You're passing me by
    Like ships in the night

    And I'm at the airport waiting on a second plane
    Had to pack and you had cramps and I was late
    Headed to a red carpet they won't know my name
    Riding in silence all that we wanna say

    About to board when you call on the phone
    You say "I'm sorry. I'll be waiting at home"
    Feels like we're learning this out on our own
    Trying to find a way down the road we don't know

    Turn the lights down low
    Walk these halls alone
    We can feel so far from so close

    Like ships in the night
    You keep passing me by
    We're just wasting time
    Trying to prove who's right
    And if it all goes crashing into the sea
    If it's just you and me
    Trying to find the light
    Like ships in the night
    You're passing me by
    You're passing me by
    Like ships in the night

    And I'm gonna find my way
    Back to your side
    And I'm gonna find my way
    Back to your side

    Like ships in the night
    You keep passing me by
    We're just wasting time
    Trying to prove who's right
    And if it all goes crashing into the sea
    If it's just you and me
    Trying to find the light
    Like ships in the night
    You're passing me by
    You're passing me by
    Like ships in the night

  49. AJUDE

    It takes me back when I was in high school when I first found it and like listen to it all throughout the day. Haha. Now, I remember this song because I have a friend whom I treat as a real brother. We haven’t been talking like we used to do since 5 months ago so we’re like ships in the night that keep passing each other by. I’m hoping for the best and hoping to talk to him ASAP.

    xXxFLOjumper96xXx

    This is sweet ♥😘😊

    AJUDE

    xXxFLOjumper96xXx thanks!

  50. Aamaal Naqvi

    Wow!! Increíble su voz, igual de Chris Martín ❤
    Adoro esta misic

  51. Manasa Mamillapalli

    This song is a window into my life. Whenever I feel unhappy I can listen to this song for all time. God bless his soul. Music is therapy.

  52. Akile Phakos

    2020 anyone?

    xXxFLOjumper96xXx

    Lol from the future? 😅

  53. ALea Logan . .

    5 showers brought me here

  54. Music jkR Music all

    Super cool song & like ship's I like it

  55. Pushpul D'Silva aka Honky-Tonk Man

    I love this song.....with all of my heart

  56. Elizabeth Revlett

    I need to know you ⛑👑

  57. SANTOSH MITRA

    His voice sounds like that of Coldplay singer Chris Martin in the beginning.

  58. James Hoh

    The vocabulary words we think are real interesting to musicians together.

  59. BTS TOOK MY UwUs

    Let’s all appreciate this amazing song

  60. ThisIsMyKitty

    its so fucking awesone dude <3

  61. melissa brown

    What a talent .. just found him!! ❤️

  62. Lesly Chavez

    I came back to find this song because my teacher would play it in middle school just had a huge wave of nostalgia 😞

  63. Logan Easley

    Mat Kearney, the former HotDog on a Stick employee?

  64. Lalo Avila

    love it

  65. Deepucks

    Makes me sad that no one likes this video

  66. Ashtyn Ley

    I remember watching this in 2012 when I first became obsessed with this song and with Mat. I was a freshman in high school, and Young Love was my favorite album. I'm now a senior in college and I love him even more.

  67. Jordyn P

    2k19 anyone???

  68. ex tothenetwork

    Do your gestures, to you, have some kind of special meaning other than (to me) rude, forceful, and offensive..?

  69. Ahmed Al Mayimaniy

    sound coldplay

  70. Nikhil Naik

    Any from August. Love this song.

  71. Amos Presley

    *Have said? 1 of those "Favorite's" there.*

  72. paul kelsey

    This is cool this is all in Colorado

  73. Demonatizer

    like CHIPS in the night

  74. SkylarWolf17

    Hey I'm having a hard time.... Please hit me up your music means the world to me

  75. CMDRFandragon

    I thought this song was sung by a black guy lol. Dude doesnt sound like a white boy.

  76. CMDRFandragon

    First ti.e I heard this was volunteering at a homeless shelter kitchen. They played some christian music channel on the radio. Most the songs I honestly didnt like for whatever reason.

  77. ReinDawn

    I love this song but 0:25 looks like a greenscreen

  78. MeganIsABear

    Plot twist : He was in front of a green screen the entire time. xD


    that would be so funny if it were true haha

  79. Brian Miller

    Man his voice is unreal good. I love this song. Coldplay has a voice like this God has really blessed these two with stunning voices

  80. DEADPOOL DANIFL'S

    Like $hep In The Night🌛 😀🥰🤗

  81. Lisa marie Haugen

    Wen i first her the song I I I literally love this song when my grandpa passed away I was really upset it what made me happy was this song

  82. Forgotten Arctic

    Anyone wish Mat Kearney and Owl City would tour together again?

  83. C-13 Magna

    7 years later and I still want to hear him sing with Chris Martin from Coldplay. They sound so similar but so different at the same time.

  84. Irene Yerolemou

    Christian version of coldplay

  85. Davey Wavey

    Good stuff!! Really reminds me of Matisyahu

  86. Ken & Shan

    Omg I remember him!

  87. Lucas Stipp

    wheres this place on video??

  88. lupo nicolae

    2019 2020😊

  89. satyajeet bhosale

    How come this song not crossed 1B?.
    HV we really lost taste in real music!

  90. Ashley Warden

    This guy looks so much like my brother it's crazy!

  91. Toria Sheyi

    2019🖤

  92. Hustle Marsalez

    Love this song.. Matt's a good man

  93. ThePalatineHill

    although i hate this meme, i don't see it here, twenty nineteen anyone?

  94. Sil

    Still listening to this, 2019

  95. Arthur Greve

    Lighthouse out

  96. Arthur Greve

    I love to take care of my people its commendable

  97. Arthur Greve

    Well keep the light on for ya love u all