Breakfast at Mickey's, make-up still on
Elbows on the greasy table cloth
One more coffee and one last cigarette

Smiling at the rain cause you hold me close
My best dress on underneath this old coat
Walking down Bleecker no one is awake yet

Still, seven hours
Nothing but clouds
It's enough to make your heart sigh
We should try
So pick me up and take me out

Oo we crash into love-filled nights
(Paris nights and New York mornings)
Oo we race till we're out of time
(Paris nights and New York mornings)
And now that you've taken me up so high
(Paris nights and New York mornings)
Don't let me down
Don't let me down

I could see the lights from the restaurant
I couldn't quite perfect that nonchalance
Paris and champagne with one brown sugar cube

And we danced while the band played "She's not there"
Kissed me in the rain by the Rue Voltaire
It's a perfectly good way to ruin those silk shoes

Still, seven hours
Nothing but clouds
It's enough to make your heart sigh
We should try
For each other and for the lovers

Oo we crash into love-filled nights
(Paris nights and New York mornings)
Oo we race till we're out of time
(Paris nights and New York mornings)
And now that you've taken me up so high
(Paris nights and New York mornings)
Don't let me down
Don't let me down

You change and you grow
But we were young
We were young and we didn't know
We didn't know

Oo we crash into love-filled nights
(Paris nights and New York mornings)
Oo we race till we're out of time
(Paris nights and New York mornings)
And now that you've taken me up so high
(Paris nights and New York mornings)
Don't let me down
Don't let me down


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Paris Nights/New York Mornings song meanings
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  • +2
    My InterpretationWhen I first heard this song, I just thought it was just some feel-good song about a romantic rendezvous. However, after seeing the lyrics and talking to a friend who's in the same situation, I think I know what this song is really about.

    It IS about a rendezvous, perhaps a hook-up. There's excitement in all of this, and overall, the singer is caught up in it, making it a rather happy song (Smiling at the rain 'cause you hold me close/Kiss me in the rain by the Rue Voltaire/Oooh, we crash into love-filled nights). However, she acknowledges the limited time they have with each other (Still, seven hours/Oooh, we race 'till we're out of time). She doesn't want it all to end, though, so she encourages her lover to try commitment because she feels like they're worth it (We should try/For each other and for the lovers). She sings, "Don't let me down."
    Semordnilapon February 12, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSong makes me so happy :)
    Kriegon June 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment@Krieg: same with mere here :)
    dinkoton October 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSong makes me so happy :)
    Kriegon June 05, 2010   Link

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