"Open Til Midnight" as written by Marshall N Altman and Unknown Co-writer,....
She needed shelter from the rain
She saw it on the sign
It said we're Open Till Midnight
(Open Till Midnight)
I'm sorry by the way
I came here just the other day
And you look so familiar
(Look so familiar)
And maybe you and I
Can have a drink and start the night
With a friendly conversation, oh

Can you and I be truthful now?
What you ran away from?
And then you know the pain to make it through somehow
What you ran away from?
What you ran away from?

She woke up before AM
To smoke a cigarette again
And she stood in the doorway
(Stood in the doorway)
She said I love to watch you sleep
And hear the secrets that you keep
And remember what my father told me
(Told me)

He said stay strong and don't forget to call
But don't ever come back at all

Can you and I be truthful now?
What you ran away from?
And then you know the pain to make it through somehow
What you ran away from?
What you ran away from?

It feels wrong
I think sometimes I'll cry the way we planned to
And even try
When you know something steered you wrong again
When did you decide
You don't belong here?
You don't belong...

Can you and I be truthful now?
What you ran away from?
And then you know the pain to make it through somehow
What you ran away from?
What you ran away from?

Can you and I be truthful now?
What you ran away from?
And then you know the pain to make it through somehow
What you ran away from?
What you ran away from?

I still walk away
I still clearly follow
I can not think today
What you ran away from?
I'm just a run away
I still can not follow
I can not think today
I'm just an empty shell


Lyrics submitted by Sabre Runner

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  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about a man meets a woman with a terrible past and he wants to know what was so wrong about it so he asks what was bad from her past.
    RossGreen88on October 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionHere is my version of the song, you'll especially see some different lines in the chorus:

    She needed shelter from the rain
    She saw it on the sign
    It said 'We're open till midnight'
    I'm sorry by the way
    I came here just the other day
    And you look so familiar
    And maybe you and I
    Can have a drink and start the night
    With a friendly conversation (you know)

    Can you and I be truthful now?
    What you ran away from?
    And then you numb the pain
    To make it through somehow
    What you ran away from?
    What you ran away from?

    She woke up at 4AM
    To smoke a cigarette again
    And she stood in the doorway
    She said: "I love to watch you sleep
    Then hear the secrets that you keep
    And remember what my father told me.
    He said stay strong and don't forget to call
    But don't ever come back at all!"

    Can you and I be truthful now?
    What you ran away from?
    And then you numb the pain
    To make it through somehow
    What you ran away from?
    What you ran away from?

    Things don't turn out quite the way we planned

    Didn't you even try?
    When you knew something steered you wrong again
    When did you decide?
    You don't belong here
    You don't belong (No!)

    Can you and I be truthful now?
    What you ran away from?
    And then you numb the pain
    To make it through somehow
    What you ran away from?
    (What you ran away from?)

    Can you and I be truthful now?
    What you ran away from?
    And then you numb the pain
    To make it through somehow
    What you ran away from?
    (What you ran away from?)

    I'm just a runaway
    I seek still you follow
    I cannot think today
    What you ran away from?
    I'm just a runaway
    I seek the end you follow
    I cannot think today
    I'm just a empty shell
    Sebastian1985on December 14, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General Commentpoopoo :D
    Piponpopon January 16, 2010   Link

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