So cool, calm and collected
You had a style, a rakish style
Well, my poor heart never connected
You'd stay so long on my mind

Well, isn't it midnight on the other side of the world?
Do you remember
The face of a pretty girl? (The face of a pretty girl)
The face of a pretty girl? (The face of a pretty girl)

Looking back so long ago
You had a knack, a knack of making women know
Ooh, there wasn't the time
And I knew you'd never be mine

Well, isn't it midnight on the other side of the world?
Do you remember
The face of a pretty girl? (The face of a pretty girl)
The face of a pretty girl? (The face of a pretty girl)
The face of a pretty girl

Isn't it midnight on the other side of the world?
Do you remember
The face of a pretty girl? (The face of a pretty girl)
The face of a pretty girl? (The face of a pretty girl)
The face of a pretty girl? (The face of a pretty girl)
The face of a pretty girl? (The face of a pretty girl)

(The face of a pretty girl)
(The face of a pretty girl)
(The face of a pretty girl)

(The face of a pretty girl)
(The face of a pretty girl)
(The face of a pretty girl)


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Isn't It Midnight Lyrics as written by Eddy Quintela Mendonca Christine Mcvie

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    This is a great track and always makes me think of a certain person! I think 'the girl' she is referring to in the song is herself. This is a nostalgic track about someone she feel in love with but who would never be hers or just didn't feel the same. My impression is that she is still in love with this person and 'the midnight' part is about things not being set in stone and that in another time and place things could have possibly been different or that indeed they are! She is also hoping that this person thinks about her, 'the face of a pretty girl' from anywhere in the world.

    MattScaleson December 03, 2009   Link
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    To me, this is a frustrated song, both in the lyrics and the music, IMO, It can be counterpointed quite well with one of Christine's other big tracks on the Tango in the Night album, Everywhere:

    Everywhere is typical Christine McVie... Soft Rock (Or at least as Soft Rock as you can get with the instruments and style of the late 80s -- Very much in the same vein as Over my Head and Warm Ways from the Fleetwood Mac album). The word music and the words are about as schmushy as you can get.

    Isn't it Midnight is dark, and that lets Lindsey Buckingham gain a greater prescence than in Everywhere. He gets full parts all the way through, and even gets a solo. The song's tempo is faster and more hustled than Everywhere, which adds to the frustrated feel. It's emptier than Everywhere, too. Especially in the verse, where just the four main instrumental parts play. There are no rhythmic 'tickles' (I don't know any better word than that, but I hope you know what I mean) or additions here. Lindsey's solo is somewhat distressed.

    Lyrically, I'd imagine this one was about infatuation with a man. 'Midnight' can be time for inner reflection, and I feel that the singer is spending her inner-reflection-time thinking about this man. Because she is infatuated, she wants this man to be thinking about her own pretty face during his midnight. To me, the 'other side of the world' means she does not even know him well enough to know where he lives.

    tommylommykinson January 17, 2010   Link
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    song means lots. it's amazing! get commenting people.

    catherine87on February 23, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    My favourite non-single Fleetwood Mac, could be my favourite song altogether actually. I wish I knew more about the meaning of this song.

    Jazion December 04, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General Comment

    i love this song!!! but i am very confused as to it's meaning. it the singer a lesbian? because yes, it's a female, singing about a girl with a pretty face. then she says: You had a knack, a knack of making women know Ooh there wasn't the time And I knew you'd nver be mine pr maybe she's talking about a daughter...?

    butterfleXxXbeeon April 08, 2009   Link

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