The barkeep’s in a bad mood
playing with his change
talking ‘bout a blood moon
asking how I found this place
My eyes all drained from the one that got away
so tonight I’m going out
Tonight I’m gonna stay out

In walks lady long boots
looking for a date
I would make the first move
but I’m too drunk to annunciate
Never been one to want to hear about someone’s day
so tonight I’m going out
Tonight I’m gonna stay out

And it’s so hard just to be
There’s such a fine line between the things you want
and the things that you need
So I’m not goin’ to sleep

I’m slipping into midnight
under harsh light
and nothing gets me down
Running into old friends I don’t need anymore
tonight I’m gonna show ‘em
We all got scars
We all got scars
We all got scars
We all got scars so what?
I’m slipping into midnight
under harsh light
and nothing here is bringing me down

And my heart is always breaking
for the ghosts that haunt this room
We fall asleep to revolution
but wake up next to a sad excuse
Oh what a shame how we got in our own way
so tonight I’m going out
Tonight I’m gonna stay out

And it’s so hard not to scream
There’s such a fine line between the things you are
and the things that you’ve been

Slipping into midnight
under harsh light
and nothing gets me down
Up above the past loves I don’t need anymore
tonight I’m gonna show ‘em
We all got scars
We all got scars
We all got scars
We all got scars so what?
I’m slipping into midnight
under harsh light
and nothing here is bringing me down

I’m scared that I’m becoming a satellite
on the saddest side of the moon
Convinced that if you’d ever stood by my side
now you’re on the other side of the room

But I get this funny feeling that tonight is gonna end
much better than it’s been
I’m fighting hard to keep my eyes open
and let the light shine in


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    My InterpretationSo Nate has just broken up with his girlfriend, and he needs to get out, so he goes to a bar. The bar tender, too is in a bad mood, asking nate where he came from, his story. Nate can't cry anymore, he's done, so he goes out, and plans to stay out to keep his mind of things. Suddenly a girls walks in, and nate is attracted, but he is much too drunk already to do anything, and he doesn't necessarily want to hear about her day, or talk to her. IT's hard for him to sort out his priorities, hence the, "such a fine line between the things you want, and the things that you need." And once again, he's not going to sleep, he's staying out, because he doesn't want to go back. Then the chorus, describing what he's doing, drinking to the point where he doesn't care about anything, nothing is going to get him down, he's already there. He's seeing people that might have been past friends, but the relationship probably ended with a brutal fight, so even thought Nate is hurt, he's trying to show them he doesn't need them ,ans he's going to prove to them everybody has little ruts here and there, but hes fine.

    The next verse; He's always having heartache for the past relationships he's had, and feels bad for himself, so while drunk, he goes and finds someone who seems to be an extraordinary case,but when he wakes up, they aren't anything like he thought, hence "we fall asleep to revolution, but wake up next to a sad excuse".
    And he says people get in their own way, not taking the chances they should, and blocking out their potential. Back to the staying out...

    Then Nate becomes afraid that he is just revolving around the sad part of things, "im scared that i'm becoming a satellite on the saddest part of the moon"He has become aware that he is revolving around the dark side. Convinced that everyone is against him, even if he once thought they weren't.
    Then he says he has a feeling that it'll turn out ok-no, better than it's been eventually, and he's fighting hard to let the sun shine on him and stay positive.


    Hope this helped!!
    dannydaphantomon December 30, 2016   Link

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