Thought I saw you Nico,
From a tram's back window
Late on last Thursday night,
Underneath a street light

From the tram it looked like
You'd been there the whole night
A whisper in the midnight,
That vanishes with daylight
December's cold was calling,
And the snow was falling
I thought as I rode back home,
Why was she all alone?

Nico, you know, I'm not your man but
You can take a stand
On a midnight night tram

A couple weeks slipped us past,
On a tram near Dundas
Nico got on at that stop,
And as she sat down I thought
A lot of friends were talking,
About her late night walking
Lately you've been acting funny,
Where'd you get your money?

Nico, you know, I'm not your man but
You can take a stand
On a midnight night tram

I moved a few seats over,
And as I brushed your shoulder,
She said, 'Don't I know you?'
'Yeah we had friends in high school.'
And as my stop got closer,
I turned my back toward her
I don't know why I did that,
I wish I had said this back:

Nico, you know, I'm not your man but
You can take a stand
On a midnight night tram


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    General Commentthe song title is supposed to be 'Nico on the midnight train'
    anita4joseon December 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsorry, 'Nico on the night TRAIN'
    anita4joseon December 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure...but it sounds like this girl he used to go to school with is now a prostitute. ("A lot of friends were talking, About her late night walking. Lately you've been acting funny, Where'd you get your money?")
    xcomagirlxon December 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyea it is about a stripper, he says so in one of his live shows.
    VDub250ron March 08, 2009   Link
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    General Commentgreat song, not sure why more people dont know it/comment about it...
    VDub250ron March 08, 2009   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionIts seems like the lyrics were taken from the album booklet which are different from the actual studio recordings. Most notable is the course should be;
    "Nico, you know, I'm not your man, I know that
    You can take a stand
    On a midnight night tram"
    Dman3981on August 20, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIT seems it's about the morality of a prostitute, looked at from the perspective of a friend from high school.
    cosmin1000on September 17, 2013   Link

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