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MUSIC

A NEW DAY AT MIDNIGHT

Album cover text reads David Gray a new day at midnight and photo of the sky at dusk

Released: November 2002

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A NEW DAY AT MIDNIGHT

  • 1. Dead In The Water (3:07)

    People stand in line
    People stand in line
    People stand in line
    A premonition of
    The killers angel eyes
    An Armageddon sky
    tell it like it is
    It’s like the old man says
    We’re dead in the water now
    Dead in the water

    They come from miles around
    They come from miles around
    They come from miles around
    In avarice and love
    To suckle on the blood
    Of some forgotten god
    Sell it like it is
    It’s like the old man says
    Were dead in the water now
    Were dead in the water now
    Dead in the water
    A simple act of faith
    A simple act of faith
    A simple act of faith
    A celebration of
    The colour and the creed
    The cancer and its seed
    Crackles on the mic
    Call it what you like
    We’re dead in the water now
    We’re dead in the water now
    Dead in the water
  • 2. Caroline (3:39)

    Caroline
    Those crazy eyes that shine
    The days blowing through my mind
    Like falling leavesIt ain’t no good
    I tried hard as I could
    But you just wont let
    My poor heart be
    The final war
    A steel eyed dinosaur
    Girl I want you more
    Than I can say
    But Caroline
    It seems like every time
    Honey all I get is further away

    The state I’m in
    Got goosebumps on my skin
    See the water I’ll jump right in
    Your heart so free

    I’ll face the facts
    It’s paper on the cracks
    Girl till I got you right
    Back here with me

    The final war
    A steel eyed dinosaur
    Girl I need you more
    Than I can say
    Ah but Caroline
    It seems like every time
    Honey all I get is further away

    Honey all I get is further away
    Wooooo!

    The final war
    A steel eyed dinosaur
    Girl I want you more
    Than I can say
    Ah but Caroline
    It seems like every time
    Honey all I get is further away

    Honey all I get is further
    And further
    And further away
  • 3. Long Distance Call (3:41)

    If I lean my weight on it
    If I fix my heart to the line
    Might find a way from it
    To some easy time

    My skins all white with it
    I’m up so high when I fall
    I fall so far from it
    Ain’t nowhere at all

    Early morning sun
    Shine it and I’m gone
    To plane out on the lake
    Hey, hey, yeah, yeah
    To glide out on the wing
    Turn around and sing
    The fear now taking hold
    I’ll bring you love but it’s all been sold

    My heads all wired with it
    My tongue gets tied when I speak
    The space inside roaring
    When that signal break

    Early morning sun
    Shine it and ‘Im gone
    To plane out on the lake
    Hey, hey, yeah, yeah
    To glide out on the wing
    Turn around and see
    The fire now taking hold
    I’ll bring you love but it’s all been sold
  • 4. Freedom (6:48)

    Take your eyes off me
    There’s nothing here to see
    Trying to keep my head together
    And as we make our vow
    Let us remember how
    There’s nothing good that lasts forever

    Time out on the running boards
    We’re running
    Through a world that lost its meaning
    Trying to find a way to love
    This running
    Ain’t no kind of freedom
    Feel the touch of grief
    You stand in disbelief
    Can steal the earth from right beneath you
    And falling in so far
    They know just where you are
    Yeah but there ain’t no way to reach you

    Time out on the running boards
    We’re running
    Through a world that lost its meaning
    Trying to find a way to love
    This running
    Ain’t no kind of freedom

    Of freedom
    Yeah, yeah

    It’s time to clean these boats
    Fold up these parachutes
    The words goodbye but I can’t say it
    The end is close at hand
    I think we understand
    There ain’t no use trying to delay it

    Time out on the running boards
    Were running
    Through a world that lost its meaning
    Trying to find a way to love
    This running
    Ain’t no kind of freedom

    Freedom, freedom

    Time out on the running boards
    We’re running
    Through a world that lost its meaning
    Trying to find a way to love
    This running
    Aint’ no kind of freedom

    Of freedom
    Freedom

    Time out on the running boards
    We’re running
    Through a world that lost its meaning
    Trying to find a way to love
    This running
    Ain’t no kind of freedom

    Fasten on my mask
    I’m bending to the task
    I know this work is never finished
    And if I close my eyes
    I can still see you dancing
    Laughing loud and undiminished
  • 5. Kangaroo (3:31)

    Don’t pay no mind to it
    Oh let it blow
    Break you up inside
    If you dont let it go
    Jeez what are you like honey
    I don’t know

    Recommended by my bank
    And everybody in the tank
    First of all I’d like to thank
    This might take a while honey
    Hey dont blink
    Missing by a mile now were
    Here on the brink
    Not a day goes by honey
    I don’t think

    I could be your volunteer
    Well make the whole thing disappear
    Saddle up were outta here
    You could be my olive branch
    Lift me up above the stench
    Walk me through the avalanche

    Honey wont you be my flood
    Nothing ever comes out good
    Trouble in the neighbourhood
    Conversations gone askew
    And how do you make it feel like new
    Kookaburra kangaroo

    Will you won’t you be my leach
    Take it all and when I screech
    Leave it there just outta reach
    Take me to that burning bush
    Give me something I cant crush
    Lead me out into the hush

    So far behind
    So far behind
    So far behind
    So far behind
  • 6. Last Boat To America (4:50)

    Make me a boat
    Away I’ll float
    Into the stillness of a pure blue sky
    There’s nothing here to hold me now
    And I got no more tears to cry

    Grant me a wish just one more kiss
    Oh baby kiss me till the daylight’s through
    These are days of make believe
    But there ain’t nothing any fool can do
    Pin another dream on me
    Cos the night is bearing down
    Baby let’s go all the way this time

    Sing me the truth sweet bird of youth
    I got some trouble trying to understand
    Beneath the veils of mystery
    Are these the movements of an unseen hand?

    Our arms are full of sunken treasure baby
    Now our heads are full of perfect sound
    But do we truly see it hey
    Till were placing it in the ground

    Take just what you need from me
    Cos the night is bearing down
    Baby let’s go all the way this time

    Frost on my windowpane is forming

    Don’t pin that line on me oh no
    Don’t pin that line on me oh no no
    Don’t pin that line on me oh no
    Don’t pin that line on me oh no no

    Baby let’s go all the way this time
    Won’t you take me all the way this time?
    Baby let’s go all the way this time

    Make me a boat
    Away I’ll float
    Into the stillness of a pure blue sky
  • 7. Real Love (4:40)

    The dawn in all its majesty
    Is stealing me away
    The dawn in all its honesty
    Is turning me to clay

    And through the bars of iron rain
    Way beyond and back again
    I hear the voice of Eden cry
    Lift me up I’m walking on high
    It’s real love
    Real love

    This world in all its clarity
    Is glorious, is fake
    This world in all its vanity
    Is more than I can take

    And down the road the iron wheels
    Chain my heart to how it feels
    I hear the voice of Eden cry
    Lift me up I’m walking on high

    It’s real love
    Real love
    It’s real love
    Real love

    Make it real
    Make it real
    Real love now

    And something in the heart of me
    Is telling me it’s time
    To meet the eye of destiny
    And leave it all behind

    And through my bones an iron rage
    paints my soul upon the page
    I hear the voice of Eden cry
    Lift me up to walk on high

    Makes me wanna lay down and die

    It’s real love
    Real love
    Real love
    Real love

    The dawn in all its majesty
    Is stealing me away
  • 8. Knowhere (3:54)

    Slow voices speaking through a hurricane
    Said that I wanted but I lied
    You’re looking good
    Hey man I can’t complain
    Ghost on the road at night

    Seen him out walking he’s just skin and bone
    I don’t see nothing in her eyes
    Some call it hell
    Felt like a home from home
    I’m dreaming different skies
    I don’t know where I
    I don’t know what I’m
    supposed to do now
    Get it on all night

    I don’t know where I
    I don’t know what I
    It seems to me boy
    That you’re doing alright

    I don’t know what I
    I don’t know where I
    Long way to go now
    Keep it all inside

    36 hours but my mind is fresh
    Live for the moment then I’m gone
    Suck on that sympathy and feel the rush
    Go on my blue eyed son

    I don’t know where I
    I don’t know what I’m
    supposed to do now
    Get it on all night

    I don’t know where I
    I don’t know what I
    It seems to me boy
    That you’re doing all right

    I don’t know where I
    I tell you what I
    Long way to go now
    Keep it all inside

    I don’t know where I
    I don’t know what I’m
    Supposed to do now
    Get it on all night

    I don’t know where I
    I don’t know what I
    It seems to me boy
    That you’re doing all right

    I don’t know what I
    I don’t know where I
    Long way to go now
    Keep it all inside
  • 9. December (3:34)

    All my tears will dry away
    All my tears will dry away
    All my tears will dry away

    Words don’t bother me no more
    Black money falling to the floor
    Flags out on the balconies
    Black money washing to the seas
    Oh my mind
    What happened to the time?
    December

    All my house got blown away
    All my house got blown away
    All my house and all my home

    Walls of glass and walls of stone
    Got blown away

    Stations in the neon light
    Your body strange as dynamite
    Killers underneath our skins
    Black mirrors black hyacinths
    Oh my eyes
    What happened to the skies?
    December

    December
    December
  • 10. Be Mine (4:19)

    From the very first moment I saw you
    That’s when I knew
    All the dreams I held in my heart
    Had suddenly come true

    Knock me over stone cold sober
    Not a thing I could say or do
    Cos baby when I’m walking with you now
    My eyes are so wide

    Like you reached right into my head
    And turned on the light inside
    Turning on the light
    Inside my mind hey

    Come on baby it’s all right
    Sunday, Monday, day or night
    Written blue on white it’s plain to see
    (Be my, be my)
    That rainy, shiny, night or day
    What’s the difference anyway
    Baby ’till your heart belongs to me

    If I had some influence girl
    With the powers that be
    I’d have them fire that arrow at you
    Like they fired it right at me

    And maybe when your heart and soul are burning
    You might see
    That every time I’m talking with you
    It’s always over too soon

    That everyday feels so incomplete
    Till you walk into the room
    Say the word now girl
    I’ll jump that moon hey

    Come on baby it’s ok
    Rainy, shiny, night or day
    There’s nothing in the way now
    Don’t you see?
    (Be my, be my)
    Winter, summer, day or night
    Centigrade or Fahrenheit
    Baby ’till your heart belongs to me
    (Be my, be my)

    Thursday, Friday, short or long
    When you got a love so strong
    How can it be wrong now mercy me?
    (Be my, be my)
    Jumpin Jesus, holy cow!
    What’s the difference anyhow?
    Baby ’till your heart belongs to me
  • 11. Easy Way To Cry (3:53)

    Smoke curls through my hands
    These one night stands
    Are making me crazy I know
    Morning I’ll go
    Crowds in the rain all passing by

    Faith gone from your eyes
    Each word that flies
    Taking you further away
    And come that day
    There ain’t no easy way to cry

    And as I watch you leave I stand
    Inside my house of straw
    And everywhere I go I find
    Things recollecting to my mind
    How right it all could be

    Faith gone from your eyes
    Each word it flies
    Straight to the heart and I know
    Watching you go
    There ain’t no easy way to cry

    So right now
    So right now
    So right

    And as I watch you leave I stand
    Inside my house of straw
    And everywhere I go I find
    Things recollecting to my mind
    How right it all could be

    Could be

    So right now
    So right now
    So right now
    So right now
    So right now

    So right now
    So right
    So right
  • 12. The Other Side (4:29)

    Meet me on the other side
    Meet me on the other side
    I’ll see you on the other side
    See you on the other side

    Honey now if I’m honest
    I still dont know what love is
    Another mirage folds
    Into the haze of time recalled
    And now the floodgates cannot hold
    All my sorrow, all my rage
    A tear drop falls on every page

    Meet me on the other side
    Meet me on the other side

    Maybe I oughta mention
    Was never my intention
    To harm you or your kin
    Are you so scared to look within?
    The ghosts are crawling on our skin
    We may race and we may run
    Well not undo what has been done
    Or change the moment when it’s gone

    Meet me on the other side
    Meet me on the other side
    I’ll see you on the other side
    I’ll see you on the other side

    I know it would be outrageous
    To come on all courageous
    And offer you my hand
    To pull you up on to dry land
    When all I got is sinking sand
    That trick aint worth the time it buys
    I’m sick of hearing my own lies
    And loves a raven when it flies

    Meet me on the other side
    Meet me on the other side
    I’ll see you on the other side
    See you on the other side

    Honey now if I’m honest
    I still don’t know what love is