A gust of northern air
just blew down from where
the land meets the sky and the sun shares
evenings with the moon
Wrapped in a blanket,
black gloves and a cardigan
I'll cut my way through this winter wind
and meet at the corner store

Come down, we'll sing
of darker things in love
Come down, right now, woah
Come down, we'll sing
and waste the night away
Come down, come down

You've got the upper hand on this
but we've got the northern sun, darling
Let's just drown out the complications or reservations
We'll play away from
You've got the upper hand on this one
but we've got, we've got, we've got the northern sun

A candle glows through a single-pane window
casting light down and a shadow falls on our evening alone
Romance with an inanimate object may seem absurd at first glance
but we're warm from within

Come down, we'll sing
of darker things in love
Come down, right now, woah
Come down, we'll sing
and waste the night away
Come down, come down

You've got the upper hand on this
but we've got the northern sun, darling
Let's just drown out the complications or reservations
We'll play away from
You've got the upper hand on this one
but we've got, we've got, we've got the northern sun


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Northern Affair song meanings
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    General CommentThis one makes me think about places really up north that are cold and in different times of the year there will be extended daylight or night.

    Other than that it just seems like he's trying to convince a lover to have an affair with him by saying she has the upper hand (possibly, that she doesn't also have a partner so she won't get caught).

    The "romance with an inanimate object" line is weird. I think maybe he means phone sex? Either way, it seems like they live pretty far apart from one another.
    rocknrollgirl47on August 04, 2011   Link

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