Nighthawks

Nighthawks1) is a song by The Midnight. It is the tenth track from their album Endless Summer.

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The song was written by band members Tim McEwan and Tyler Lyle alongside Oliver McEwan and produced by Tim McEwan. It has a running time of three minutes and forty-eight seconds and is in the key of C-sharp minor.

According to Tim McEwan, Nighthawks and its successive track Lonely City were almost written and produced as one song, with Lonely City acting as a “chorus” to Nighthawks.2) He later decided Nighthawks sounded more like a progression into Lonely City instead and split the song into two tracks. Tyler Lyle stated that the song originally had more lyrics, but McEwan thought something was missing from the track, leading to the lyrics being pared down and the vocoder effect added to Lyle's voice.3)

A remix of Nighthawks by Lifelike can be found on The Midnight Remixed. Two versions are included - one that is regular length and another that is extended.

i see you
you see me
eighteenth floor
across the street
sometimes you dance
sometimes you read
tv dinners fall asleep

do i ever cross your mind
through your window in the sky
when you forget to close the blinds
so do i

i see you
check your phone
wash the dishes
fold the clothes
sometimes you stay up
and get stoned
but you always sleep alone

do i ever cross your mind
through your window in the sky
when you forget to close the blinds
so do i

Lyrics source4)


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