"On Nights Like Tonight" as written by and Matthew Fredrick Robert Good....
On nights like tonight when no one's around
I put on the record, the record I found
When I was a kid and the world was a town
And Heartbreaker weren't nothing painful

Carry me Mother Mary, I'm faithless
Like Sister Theresa, canonized, faceless
The press release leaves the plagiarist nameless
And all is forgiven

On nights like tonight when no one's around
I sit in the dark on my hands on the ground
And I smile like the devil smiles, unseen but proud
Truth be told I don't know who's at the helm
But just sit tight
I'll make my way to you

If I'm not on time
Remember that I tried

Carry me Mother Mary, I'm faithless
Like needles in haystacks that we just replace
It's all the same monster that nobody faces
Where all is forgiven

On nights like tonight when no one's around
I turn off the lights and I float off the ground
And I smile like I used to when you were around
But truth be told I don't know who's at the helm
But just sit tight
I'll make my way to you
I'll find a way to get to you

I don't know who's at the helm
But just sit tight
And I'll find a way to get to you


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    My InterpretationMatt is singing about heartbreak and loss of of a loved one and the loneliness of it. I also get the impression he is singing about his bipolar disorder and it keeping him away from being able too get close too anyone. But there's hope because he's not going too give up and keep trying to be his best too overcome his issues.
    jawnthegoon August 17, 2009   Link

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