"Up All Night (Frankie Miller Goes to Hollywood)" as written by Daniel John Vickrey, Adam Duritz, Matthew Malley, David Bryson, Charles Gillingham, Ben G Mize and David A Immergluck....
Is everybody happy now?
Is everybody clear?
We could drive out to the dunes tonight,
'cause summer's almost here.
And I've been up all night,
I might sleep all day.
Get your dreams just right
Let them slip away,
I might sleep all day.

When the roads are clear,
We'll head on out of here,
If you're coming back,
I'll see you in the morning
I'm just staring at
The ceiling staring back at me,
Just waiting for the daylight
To come crawling in on me

And I've been up all night,
I might sleep all day.
Get your dreams just right
And let them slip away,
I might sleep all day.
Oh, it's too late to get high now.

And I've been up all night,
I might sleep all day.
Get your dreams just right
And let them slip away,
I might sleep all day.
Oh, it's too late to get high now.

Fix your hair just right
Put your jeans on tight,
Wear a dress, so I can get it off real easy.
'Cause I've been thinking I'd
Like to see your eyes
Open up real wide the minute that you see me.
If you don't come through,
I wouldn't wait for you.
I understand that everyone goes disappearing,
Into the greatest gray
That covers over everyday,
And hovers in the distance
And the distance and the distance

I've been up all night,
I might sleep all day.
Get your dreams just right
Let them slip away,
I might sleep all day.
Oh, it's too late to get high now.

I've been up all night,
I might sleep all day.
Get your dreams just right
Let them slip away,
I might sleep all day.
Oh, it's too late to get high now.

Baby I'm not alone
Only want to get high.


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"Up All Night (Frankie Miller Goes to Hollywood)" as written by Adam Fredric Duritz David Lynn Bryson

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    General CommentAt the Counting Crows concert tonight, Adam introduced this song by saying that it's about trying to get over something, but not being able to. And then realizing that after a while you're so messed up over it and it doesn't even matter anymore and now you're left all messed up and you just have to move on.
    swimmer89on August 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti work the midnight shift during at work during the summer, so the chorus fits just right :).

    i like to intepret it as being about staying up all night, unable to sleep, because you're thinking of a unattainable love...and wondering.

    although i'm pretty sure the actualy meaning is different.
    teaspoonerooon July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy fav song on the cd.....radio station here in chicago plays it every once in a while.

    I love the line....."Everyone goes disappearing........"

    Classic crows- similar to Round here
    tms6879on August 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've been up alll night, i might sleep all day.

    ha. what a great song. what a great song.
    Tars05ozon August 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics are decent, but the music is what makes this song. The way it complements his singing and accents the powerful parts is great. This would be great acoustic with a guitar and a bongo drum.
    theclefeon August 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwicked song
    mooon August 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is awsome
    bluegalkton September 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know this is probablly not what the song is about, but it makes me think of growing up. I'm 20 and sometimes after staying up all night with my friends (getting high) I think of how much things have changed just in the last year and it scares me to think about what it will be like 5 years from now, beings that right now everyone is going off to college or whatever else...it's almost like watching your dreams fade in front of your eyes when you watch people you have grown up with leave for good, because you never thought it will actually happed. This song also makes me think of sex, just because of the dress part! (sorry...couldn;t leave my message all sad) Plus IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO GET HIGH (unless you are being drug tested)
    butterflylove82on September 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE the line, "I've been thinking, i'd, like to see your eyes, open up real wide, the minute that you see me."
    ranks up their with the best.....peace
    tms6879on September 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is by far the best song the crows ever released. It makes me sad and happy at the same time. We are too old and we are too young.
    mumfon October 17, 2002   Link

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