your bitter goodbye is
ringing through this quiet night
this idle hour just wont pass
ive never missed you this much
never thought i would
didnt think youd feel so far away

your summer perfume is still
blowing through this hallway
autumns amber red shadows dance
i miss our midnight rides
on highway 18...
18 is gone

so go past the lights
and all the excuses
you could have left "sincerely yours"
dont you think its obvious
that i want to say more?
cause anything too daring to say to you
will be said in this letter
then burned away
so you never realize im here

im thinking of your vague reply
so i can understand
why we put this at rest
why we forget to
say that we were leaving
say that we were sorry
the past remains unspoken
as this vacant night is dying

but i still miss your summer perfume
this cold air brings such a distance to us
such a painful distance
and im still waiting for you to say
you hate me now
so i dont have to
hold on to this burning heart
this burning heart is getting old
getting old...

and while sitting on this cold kitchen floor
head down to hide the tears
ive realized
ive finally realized
that you were never meant for me


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Midnight Highway song meanings
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    General CommentThis is about 2 people who have had fun in the past but then the girl suddenly left. Leaving the boy confused with no real reason whatsoever as to why she had to leave.

    Now the boy is left, recalling the past and why his questions still remained unanswered. He grows tired of waiting and realizes that 'she was never meant for him'.

    This really, is a beautiful song. Go give it a listen at purevolume.com/… :)
    redsnowon November 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentomg i luv this song it makes me wanna cry everytime i hear it... theyre flipping awesome
    ihrtaphasiaon December 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah i love this song...i actually ride on Highway 18 all the time with my girlfriend...so its kind-of weird now everytime i hear this song
    sk8erdh36on January 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI Love iT.
    i love the worldon January 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. it's beautiful.
    allie71190on January 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite song by them. i rememeber listening to it for tha first time on someone`s myspace, and i absolultely fell in love with it. DLD effing rocks.
    she_will_be_lovedon March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDaphne Loves Derby writes absolutely awesome songs and this is one of my favorites.
    unwieldingon March 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song. it sounds better sung an octive lower.
    gottabmeon April 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the way Kenny sings it, so you need to be nice. They are so amazing live, and they are such nice guys, too.

    The song itself is really very sad, though, I agree, but I love it, a lot. It's probably my favorite DLD song, followed by Simple, Starving to be Safe. :)
    intenseXauburnon July 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoh god. no words can describe this song. this will always be one of my favorites. THEEND.
    heartxbroadcaston December 27, 2005   Link

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