Some nights, I stay up cashing in my bad luck Some nights, I call it a draw
Some nights, I wish that my lips could build a castle Some nights, I wish they'd just fall off
But I still wake up, I still see your ghost Oh Lord, I'm still not sure, what I stand for oh oh oh What do I stand for? Oh what do I stand for? Most nights, I don't know anymore Oh whoa, oh whoa, oh whoa oh oh Oh whoa, oh whoa, oh whoa oh oh
This is it, boys, this is war, what are we waiting for? Why don't we break the rules already? I was never one to believe the hype Save that for the black and white Try twice as hard and I'm half as liked But here they come again to jack my style
That's alright, I found a martyr in my bed tonight Stops my bones from wondering Just who I, who I, who I am, oh who am I, mm, mm
Well some nights, I wish that this all would end 'Cause I could use some friends for a change And some nights, I'm scared you'll forget me again Some nights, I always win, I always win
But I still wake up, I still see your ghost Oh Lord, I'm still not sure what I stand for, oh What do I stand for? What do I stand for? Most nights, I don't know (oh, come on)
So this is it? I sold my soul for this? Washed my hands of that for this? I miss my mom and dad for this? No, when I see stars, when I see, when I see stars, that's all they are When I hear songs, they sound like a swan, so come on Oh, come on, oh, come on, oh come on
Well that is it, guys, that is all Five minutes in and I'm bored again Ten years of this, I'm not sure if anybody understands This one is not for the folks at home I'm sorry to leave, mom, I had to go Who the fuck wants to die alone all dried up in the desert sun? My heart is breaking for my sister and the con that she called, "Love" But when I look into my nephew's eyes Man, you wouldn't believe, the most amazing things, that can come from Some terrible nights, ah (oh whoa, oh whoa, oh whoa, oh oh)
The other night, you wouldn't believe The dream I just had about you and me I called you up, but we'd both agree It's for the best you didn't listen It's for the best we get our distance, oh For the best you didn't listen It's for the best we get our distance, oh
Writer/s: Andrew Dost, Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Nate Ruess
Publisher: HIPGNOSIS SONGS GROUP, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc., WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC
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Sircharlso from Pueblo, Co Isn't anybody wondering what is being said underneath the long "come on" section? It is like a distorted radio transmission, or something.
Sandy from UsaI think it's about his regret of selling his soul to Satan for fame & fortune. "I sold my soul for this....I'll miss my Mom & Dad for this?"
Jonathan from CanadaJennie - Tho it seems like the lyrics are all over the place... I think it's because it's an internal, not external, struggle. He's dealing with conflicting constructs in his mind. Some nights, I wish that my lips could build a castle Some nights, I wish they'd just fall off
This is indicative of an internal struggle of who/ what he feels he represents as a person.
Looking into his nephew's eyes is the grounding point in the song. That despite all the struggle and angst... something amazing can come from it. A hit back to the reality of a world bigger than one's own deamons and battles.
Jennie from Ansonia, CtI like this song and lately when I hear it the lyrics just seem to be all over the place when the singer talks about dying in the desert, then switches quickly to about his sister and his nephew. I get that family is important, b/c family is important to me to, but I think it doesn't fit in with the song. There are too many themes and sounds disorganized.
Drew from Birmingham, AlWell yes, the entire "whoa" strand sounds like the end of Simon and Garfunkel's "Cecilia." I also agree with Camille that the group vocally sounds like Queen (in this song, anyway). Also, the lead singer has pretty much exactly the same sounding voice as Billy Joel!
Phil from Calgary, AbGraceland was Paul Simon solo - no Garfunkel
Summa from Northeast , OkI don't know what it is about the end of the song, but the last few lines about the dream he had really get me.
Camille from Toronto, OhThe beginning of this song captures your attention when it starts playing on the radio. While I can see similarities to Cecilia, it also reminds me of the operatic songs by Queen, with all the voices singing together. I just saw the video this morning and my first thought is how well acted it is, passionate. I'm not sure I cared for a mediocre ending of the video, but perhaps if I watch it several more times I will get a better feel for it.
Christi Peck from Spokane, WaLisa, Graceland is the name of an album by Simon and Garfunkel as well as a song. The album may have made him think about other songs of theirs. Every time I hear a song by Simon and Garfunkel I think of Cecilia because it is my favorite song by them. I noticed the similarities between that and Some Nights immediately and loved it instantly. Fun is truly amazing.
Lisa from Downey, CaThat is Cecilia by Simon and Garfunkel.
The Flaming Lips' "Do You Realize??" was named in March 2009 the official Rock Song of Oklahoma. Four years later, Oklahoma's governor Mary Fallin pulled the tune as the state's official rock song in a move her office said had more to do with priorities than musical taste.