Souvenir

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"Souvenir"
Song by The Midnight
from the album Heroes
ReleasedSeptember 9, 2022 (2022-09-09)
Length3:34
LabelCounter Records
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Tim McEwan
Heroes track listing

Souvenir is a song by The Midnight. It is the eleventh track from their album Heroes.[1]

The song was written by band members Tyler Lyle and Tim McEwan alongside Royce Whittaker. It was produced by McEwan. It has a running time of three minutes and 34 seconds and is in the key of B-flat major. Originally titled Souvenir (v.), the song has its roots in Lyle's From The Secret Lair project, first appearing on episode three of season one before being released on his 2019 album The Floating Years. This version of Souvenir was included on the deluxe vinyl edition of Heroes.

Lyrics

Souvenirs of pioneers
Proof that the West was won
These rotten beams will tumble down
Replaced by the newer ones
Weren't we fine gunfighters in another time?
Were we celebrated writers after the war?
After the war

History repeats itself
But I don't know what for
I got all these souvenirs
But I can't seem to find you anymore

Souvenir
Now you're gone, now you're gone
You were here
I'm moving on, I'm moving on
How does it feel
After I'm gone
To be the ghost in the picture as it disappears
Souvenir

Souvenirs of privateers
Our black flag in the sun
Was taken down and passed around
And put in a museum

Weren't we fat cat tycoons in the Gilded Age
In flower children costumes in the Bay
High as a summer day

History repeats itself
But I don't know what for
I got all these souvenirs
But I can't seem to find you anymore

Souvenir
Now you're gone, now you're gone
You were here
I'm moving on, I'm moving on
How does it feel
After I'm gone
To be the ghost in the picture as it disappears

Our past is a foreign country
The neighborhoods have changed
I was the fool who got lucky
You were the fool who flew straight

Souvenir
Now you're gone, now you're gone
You were here
I'm moving on, I'm moving on
How does it feel
After I'm gone
To be the ghost in the picture as it disappears
Souvenir

The past is a foreign country
Our neighborhood is changed
And I was the fool who got lucky
You were the fool who flew straight

Official versions

Souvenir

from Heroes

Souvenir - Instrumental

from Heroes (& Instrumentals)

References

  1. "Souvenir | The Midnight". Bandcamp. September 9, 2022. Archived from the original on September 9, 2022. Retrieved September 9, 2022. {{cite web}}: |archive-date= / |archive-url= timestamp mismatch; October 12, 2022 suggested (help)