Los Angeles

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Los Angeles[1] is a song by The Midnight. It is the sixth and final track from their EP Days of Thunder.

Track info[edit | edit source]

The song was written by band members Tim McEwan and Tyler Lyle and produced by McEwan. Lyle's wife Anna sings backing vocals on the song's final chorus, in an uncredited appearance.[2] It has a running time of six minutes and twenty-nine seconds and is in the key of A major.

According to McEwan, the lyrics for Los Angeles were written by Lyle as a tribute to the city itself when Lyle moved from the area to New York City.[3] Los Angeles is where McEwan and Lyle first met prior to becoming The Midnight.[4] The song is frequently performed towards or at the end of the band's setlist when they perform live.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Fire on the beach
Face to the sky
The stars dance around like gods in disguise
The gold silhouette
You take off your clothes
And my heart feels the weight of all I don't know

Memories and mountain tops
Drunk on Sunset Boulevard
With the city of angels singing on
Maybe this is just a dream
And maybe we are still asleep
But I, I will miss you when I'm gone

Flickers of the canyon fire
Its hands raised like a gospel choir
If we live forever, let us live forever tonight
Helicopters against the moonlight
Our holy mother of the midnight
And if we live forever, let us live forever tonight

Tomorrow we'll go
Back to our lives
With sand in our skin and sun in our eyes
But I know the truth
I've seen the signs
And I've seen the golden gods in disguise

Memories and mountain tops
Drunk on Sunset Boulevard
With the city of angels singing on
Maybe this is just a dream
And maybe we are still asleep
But I, I will miss you when I'm gone

Flickers of the canyon fire
Its hands raised like a gospel choir
If we live forever, let us live forever tonight
Helicopters against the moonlight
Our holy mother of the midnight
And if we live forever, let us live forever tonight

Flickers of the canyon fire
Its hands raised like a gospel choir
If we live forever, let us live forever tonight
Helicopters against the moonlight
Our holy mother of the midnight
And if we live forever, let us live forever tonight

Flickers of the canyon fire
Its hands raised like a gospel choir
If we live forever, let us live forever tonight
Helicopters against the moonlight
Our holy mother of the midnight
And if we live forever, let us live forever tonight

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Los Angeles | The Midnight". Bandcamp. July 15, 2014. Archived from the original on April 8, 2022. Retrieved April 10, 2022.
  2. "We are The Midnight and we're playing Electric Forest for the first time. Ask us Anything! : ElectricForest". Reddit. May 21, 2019. Archived from the original on April 8, 2022. Retrieved April 10, 2022.
  3. "The Midnight // Interview by (( URY Music )) | Mixcloud". MixCloud. August 23, 2016. Archived from the original on April 8, 2022. Retrieved April 8, 2022.
  4. "Who Are The Midnight?: An Interview with the Masters of Modern Nostalgia". Vehlinggo. November 12, 2017. Archived from the original on March 24, 2022. Retrieved April 3, 2022.