Wake up;
Our past stops right now
I see light, must be you
Watch and learn
Burning it blue
Blood boiling
In slow motion
Only shines
Distortion
Don't be afraid

What?
Are you surprised?
I'm staying alive
I spit in your eye, drive a stake in you
Take me away, take me away
I gave you the world, it was all for you
But I'm sick and tired of wasting time
I want mine
Take me away, take me away
I gave you the world, it was all for you
Stinkin' lies, stinkin' lies, stinkin' lies

We'll die trying to live so long
I can wait, and I should
Leave the phone off the hook
Don't be afraid
Don't be afraid
Don't be afraid


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Capt. Midnight song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite Tomahawk songs. I think it must be about breaking free from a relationship filled with lies.
    HoldenCaulfieldon April 14, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah this song rules.
    sneaky jellyfishon January 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe I havn't commented on this song yet! My fav Tomahawk song, If only there were more alt metal songs of such a high calibre...

    I love how the song doesn't repeat the chorus at the finish and by doing so completly subverts the pop-song format...

    I really don't know whether these are the correct lyrics or not so i'm not going to analyse them...
    Dressed2Depresson September 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about a stalker, personally. a few tomahawk songs follow similar suit of obnoxious, self-obsessed desires. patton sounds freakishly obsessive about this person, saying "our past stops right now" as if to clear out any confrontation he has had with this person while yrying to get closer to them, and making a fresh start. i also see this in "we'll de trying to live so long."
    also i reckon it covers aspects of schizophrenia where at first he's calm and showing interest, whereas in the chorus he seems to be violent and craving the person in question. then, at the end, he's calm again, saying he "should" wait for this person to comply rather than forcing them...

    also the fact that it's called capt. midnight makes me feel as though he's watching the person under a cover of darkness.
    nagsworthon April 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYES!! you guys are fucking understanding the same thing. same exact thing as you presidentandceo. im pretty sure thats what its about.
    HDSon December 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about breaking up with someone, who lies alot...and is also a fricken vampire.
    grooverobberon April 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its "only shines " instead of omissions
    and i see light instead of silhouette
    Captain_Midnighton March 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWake up;
    Our past stops right now
    I see light, must be you
    Watch and learn
    Burning it blue
    Blood boiling
    In slow motion
    Only shines
    Distortion
    Don't be afraid

    What?
    Are you surprised?
    I'm staying alive
    I spit in your eye, drive a stake in you
    Take me away, take me away
    I gave you the world, it was all for you
    But I'm sick and tired of wasting time
    I want mine
    Take me away, take me away
    I gave you the world, it was all for you
    Stinkin' lies, stinkin' lies, stinkin' lies

    We'll die trying to live so long
    I can wait, and I should
    Leave the phone off the hook
    Don't be afraid
    Don't be afraid
    Don't be afraid
    donniedarko28on December 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI wanna say it's about getting out of a relationship where the other person is a complete jackass, so to speak. The kind of relationship where the other person feels like you can't be anything without them.
    trademark956on February 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...You guys have never watched the television show "Captain Midnoght"...have you?
    Colorofrealon February 22, 2008   Link

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