"Midnight City" as written by Anthony Gonzalez, Kibby Morgan and Justin Meldal-johnsen....
Waiting in a car
Waiting for a ride in the dark
The night city grows
Look at the horizon glow

Waiting in a car
Waiting for a ride in the dark
Drinking in the lights
Following the neon signs

Waiting for a word
Looking at the milky skyline
The city is my church
It wraps me in its blinding twilight

Waiting in a car
Waiting for the right time
Waiting in a car
Waiting for the right time
Waiting in a car
Waiting for the right time
Waiting in a car
Waiting for the right time
Waiting in a car
Waiting for a ride in the dark


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"Midnight City" as written by Anthony Gonzalez, Kibby Morgan, Justin Meldal-johnsen

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  • +15
    General CommentFrom the cd booklet:

    Waiting in the car
    Waiting for a ride
    At night the city grows
    Look at the horizon glow

    Waiting in the car
    Waiting for a ride in the dark
    Drinking in the lights
    Following the neon signs

    Waiting for a word
    Looking at the milky skyline
    The city is my church
    It wraps me in its blinding twilight

    Waiting in the car
    Waiting for a ride in the dark
    Juanjo25on October 19, 2011   Link
  • +8
    General CommentI think that anyone who finds sanctuary in the city at night will know what M83 are trying to get across. There is a way, a feeling. It is peace, melancholy, reflection, joy, despair, nostalgia, anticipation. It is the ultimate time and place to look within yourself, and anything can happen.
    nickbensonon March 04, 2013   Link
  • +5
    General Commenti feel as if when he says
    "the city is my church"
    he means that he lives by the city; its his way of life. it's probably his escape from reality/life, and he's faithful that it will bring him some sort of peace of mind, as a church would do all the above to someone religious.
    alltimeblowon December 20, 2011   Link
  • +4
    Lyric CorrectionThe Trentemoller remix reveals much more: youtube.com/…

    Here's my take:

    Waiting in a car
    Waiting for a ride in the dark.
    The night city grows
    Look and see the _______ glow

    Waiting in a car
    Waiting for a ride in the dark
    Drinking in love (or a lounge)
    Following the neon signs

    Waiting for a roar
    Looking at the milky skyline
    The city is my church
    He wraps me in a blinding twilight
    vinnie97on September 28, 2011   Link
  • +4
    My InterpretationI think the song is talking about night life and how he enjoys it.

    "Waiting in a car
    Waiting for a ride in the dark." Probably how he's waiting for it to become night time so he can go to his favorite places.

    "At night the city grows
    Look at the horizon glow" How people emerge from where they are to come and enjoy the nightlife, and the horizon glowing is the lights of the city.

    "Drinking in the lights
    Following the neon signs" Gazing at the bright lights, reading the signs of each place.

    "The city is my church" He goes out at night religiously.

    I don't know, but that's what it seems like to me.
    Breetasticon December 02, 2011   Link
  • +2
    Lyric Correctionwaiting in the car
    waiting for a ride to the club
    the night city grows
    ?

    waiting in the car
    waiting for a ride to the club
    drinking in the lounge
    following the neon signs

    waiting for a roar
    looking at the mutating skyline
    the city is my church
    it wraps me in the sparkling twilight

    waiting in the car
    waiting for the right time
    obscuraaon August 11, 2011   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionI personally think that this is a song about being alone driving in a car at night just thinking about your life and what you can make of it. Kind of like how we zone out driving in a car at night
    gabepowerson January 10, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentUGH BEST SONG ON THIS ALBUM
    st hannahon October 14, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis is the actual lyrics for the song.Listen and you will see that this is what Gonzalez is really saying.

    Waiting in a car
    Waiting for a ride in the dark
    The night city grows
    Look and see her eyes,they glow

    Waiting in a car
    Waiting for a ride in the dark
    Drinking in the lounge
    Following the neon signs
    Waiting for a ride
    Looking at the mutating skyline
    The city is my church
    It wraps me in the sparkling twilight

    Waiting in a car
    Waiting for a ride in the dark
    Waiting in a car
    Waiting for a ride in the dark(x4)
    PrinceDreyon February 17, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCould 'tour' possibly be 'dark'?
    OrBoy123on August 09, 2011   Link

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