Midnight Man

Album: Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! (2008)
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  • Hold that chrysalis in your palm
    See it split and change
    It won't do you any harm
    It's just trying to rearrange
    It was born to live a day
    Now it flies up from your hand
    It's beautiful
    It's the one they call
    Your ever-loving man

    Wolves have carried your babies away
    Oh your kids drip from their teeth
    The nights are long and the day
    Is bitter cold beyond belief
    You spread yourself like a penitent
    On the mad vibrating sand
    And through your teeth
    Arrange to meet
    Your midnight man

    Everybody's coming around to my place!
    Everybody's coming around to my place!
    Everybody's coming around!
    Oh baby, don't you see
    Everybody wanna be
    Your midnight man

    Don't disturb me as I sleep
    Treat me gentle when I wake
    And don't disturb me when I sleep
    Even though your body aches

    Even though your body aches
    To serve at his command
    Between the walls
    She still adores
    Her ever-loving man

    Close your eyes, sleep in him
    Dream of your lost sons and daughters
    Me, I'll raise up the dorsal fin
    And glide up and down the waters

    I'll glide up and down the waters
    Then I'll walk upon the land
    And I'll call 'em out
    The ones who doubt
    Your midnight man

    Everybody's coming around to my place!
    Everybody's coming around to my place!
    Everybody's coming around!
    Don't, did you see
    Everybody wanna be
    Your midnight man

    It's early in the morning
    And I don't know what to do
    It's early in the morning
    And I can't believe it's true
    As I lay in the morning
    And it's happening again
    Well, I called you once, I called you twice
    Ain't I your midnight man

    Everybody's coming around to my place!
    Everybody's coming around to my place!
    Everybody's coming around!
    They want you, they love you, they need you
    To be, your midnight man

    Everybody's coming here
    Everybody's coming here
    Everybody's coming here
    To be your midnight man
    To be your midnight man Writer/s: Nicholas Cave
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Mickey Knox from Crowleyville, WvI'm surprised that nobody has commented. I really don't have a clue what this song is about but it could be about a vampire or some other creature of the night. I quess the only person who really knows what the song is about is the writer himself. Please excuse the rambling but I have been on yet another drinking bender. Nothing goes better with good music than a high gravity beer and/or a couple of shots of Kentucky (or Tennessee)bourbon whisky.
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