Midnight

from This Time Around by Michelle Lewis

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You were only nineteen
And a bad breakup left you with no self-esteem
You asked him to light up your thin nicotine
And his hands were rough but impeccably clean
Time passes by
You can’t think of any excuse as to why
You’d stay with a man when you just want to fly
But he says that without you he would rather die
So stay by his side

Ain’t nobody gonna save you from Midnight
No one else is gonna change your world
Ain’t nobody gonna save you from Midnight
It’s your choice girl

The night finally came
He’s drunk and depressed and it’s you that he blames
You get up to go but you soon are restrained
By two hands that are grabbing your thin fragile frame
You suddenly freeze
And harder and harder his fingers will squeeze
Digging his nails in your arms through your sleeves
And he throws you against a cold wall while he pleads,
“Please don’t leave”

Well ain’t nobody gonna save you from Midnight
No one else can save you from his world
Ain’t nobody gonna save you from Midnight
It’s up to you girl

Well you try to forgive and pretend
That the same thing won’t happen again
But it won’t be too long ‘til you’ve found
That this time you’ve landed face down on the ground

You try to ignore
While for eight blocks he calls you a slut and a whore
Looking down at the clothes and the skin that he tore
Wondering, “What have I done that he would do this for?”
You can no longer tell
If you’re still on this earth or have gone straight to hell
Your reflection has ceased to resemble yourself
‘Cause you’ve been under some kind of horrible spell
and the clock strikes twelve

Well ain’t nobody gonna save you from Midnight
No one else is gonna change your world
Ain’t nobody gonna save you from Midnight
Except for you girl
Ain’t nobody gonna save you from Midnight
No one else is gonna change your world
Ain’t nobody gonna save you from Midnight
So get outta there girl.

- Michelle Lewis 2002

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from This Time Around, track released September 24, 2004
Michelle Lewis - vocals, acoustic guitar
Shannon Chwialkowski - bass
Bill Wurts - drums
Mark Bowden - acoustic and electric guitars
Jim Kelly - electric guitar

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Michelle Lewis Boston, Massachusetts

Michelle writes intensely visual songs, rich with melodic texture and emotional depth, and she performs with an unmistakable swagger. Too refined to call folk and too personal to call pop, her music surprises listeners who think they know what to expect from a singer/songwriter, and those who never expected to like one. ... more

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