Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sometime Around Midnight

Sometimes, you hear a song that pierces your soul.

A couple weeks ago, I heard just such a song. After hearing it on the radio several times, I just had to find out who it was by. There's some websites where you can try to find a song just by typing in some lyrics (like lyrster), but I really had a hard time remembering how they went. The singer has kind of a rambling, mumbly voice... somewhat like my own. Maybe that's what drew me to it. Eventually, it came on at a time when I could really pay attention and write some down.

It's starts off with a dark, tormented strings line... that fades into a beautiful, hopeful guitar line. And then the singer somewhat "talks" the lyrics, and it gradually builds into a frustrated rant at the end. Another thing I like about it is that there is no repeated chorus, which defies standard songwriting.

The song is "Sometime Around Midnight", by The Airborne Toxic Event. Check it out.


Anonymous said...

Otis-I checked it out and I dug it. -ook

Anonymous said...


Sam's Dad. Bob T.

myrtle beached whale said...

An original and captivating song. I stumbled on your blog. I grew up in northern Idaho. Accounts are here:

Mandy said...

This song was amazing. And the similarities begin to multiply.

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