There's something in the air tonight
A feeling that you have that could change your life
There's something burning up inside
I reach out for you and our hearts collide

With hearts on fire I reach out to you tonight
With hearts on fire I reach out to you tonight
Hearts on fire I reach out to you tonight
With hearts on fire I reach out to you tonight

With hearts on fire I reach out to you tonight (x4)

We're searching for a love alive,
We're drowning in the silence as we walk the night
Your hand is out and brushes mine
A moment that is frozen as we hang in time

With hearts on fire I reach out to you tonight
With hearts on fire I reach out to you tonight
Hearts on fire I reach out to you tonight
With hearts on fire I reach out to you tonight

With hearts on fire I reach out to you tonight (x4)


Lyrics submitted by 60_miles_an_hour, edited by midorka

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    General CommentThis song is so good it's so good to just tune out to and dance. It's one of those songs where you listen and you have no sense of time you can just lose yourself especially if you have someone special to dance with!

    It's about an encounter with somebody and theres that feeling that it's time for something to change between the two people and the spark begins...

    It almost seems like a once off oppurtunity or moment as if the next day it will all be a memory or something
    lozimon July 18, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentgorgeous cut copy synths make a welcome return!!

    love, pure love. like the sparkly euphoria of being drunk and making a random connection with someone, which, come to think of it, is all anyone ever really wants from a night out.
    paul_bankson January 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsuch an amazing song. these guys have reinvented the live music scene! the lyrics here are wrong though. in the second verse its
    "We're searching for a love alike,
    We're drowning in the silence as we walk the night
    Your hand is out and brushes mine
    A moment that is frozen as we hang in time".
    timmydon May 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song brings a good vibe with it, It's something that I just can't explain, but I know that is something really good.
    bieltengon December 23, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lyrics send shivers down my spine.
    what is being described here is magical.
    love the contrasting images of fire vs night.
    cherrytuneson June 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the meaning's pretty obvious. Sounds a lot like New Order in a lot of places too, particularly at the end.
    Katzationon June 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the meaning's pretty obvious. Sounds a lot like New Order in a lot of places too, particularly at the end.
    Katzationon June 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThanks timmyd, but I actually can't hear him say "We're" in that first line. It really does sound like "I've been" ...
    60_miles_an_houron July 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou can't truly appreciate this song until you've heard it live! I know it did it for me!
    laurentertainingon August 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionThere's another lyric mistake which is clear to anyone who has worked in the music industry like myself. The main chorus should read "With Hearts On Fire I Reach Out To Jules Tonight".

    This is a personal reference by Cut Copy frontman Dan Whitford to his mate Julian Gilchrist who is playing the saxophone outtro from about 2m 15s into the song. Jules is the genius behind this sound that gradually takes your heart on a soaring emotional ride through the latter half of this song.

    Unfortunately Julian died of a massive heart attack induced by his enormous cocaine habit during the final recording session of this album, a party described by those who were there as a party that would have made a Fleetwood Mac recording session look like bible studies.

    My mate Jules is a legend and I want people to know about his contribution to this song. Thanks and peace brothers.
    ronaldngon August 21, 2011   Link

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