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​On a Midnight Street

This song is by Matthew and the Atlas and appears on the album Temple (2016).

I'm lost on an evening tide,
A red ocean into a northern sky,
And the deep water moves like gray ribbons on a wind.

I've always seen the beauty in it,
It's a slow change, it's hard to reconize it,
In the mists of the modern age,
Always dark in the dawn
Always the dawn.

'Cause the light it shone,
We were living in the dark,
Now the thrill is gone,
Yeah, we couldn't find a spark,
In that failing light,
We were pulling at the seams,
Yeah, it seemed to me,
We were living in a dream,
We were living in a ... dream.

See, I don't want to let her down,
It's a fear in the dark,
I want to be around,
To see my daughter grow older,
In a world that still has some beauty.

It's a siren on a midnight street
When no one's listening it's hard to compete,
For each man's meaning is as large as the world he's living in,
The world he's living in.

'Cause the light it shone,
We were living in the dark,
Now the thrill is gone,
Yeah, we could't find a spark,
In that failing light,
We were pulling at the seams,
Yeah, it seemed to me,
We were living in a dream,
We were living in a ... dream.

We were living in the dark,
Yeah, we couldn't find a spark,
In that failing light,
We were pulling at the seams,
Yeah, it seemed to me,
We were living in a dream,
We were living in a ...

'Cause the light it shone,
We were living in the dark,
Now the thrill is gone,
Yeah, we could't find a spark,
In that failing light,
We were pulling at the seams,
Yeah, it seemed to me,
We were living in a dream,
We were living in a ... dream.

Written by:

Tommy Heap, Matt Hegarty, Eric Hillman and Brian Holl