Come Midnight

Come Midnight

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Written for Day 1 of the July 2019 Fearless Songwriter Challenge by Timmy Riordan. Day 1's prompt is "Midnight Message". I ended up writing this dark song about masturbating. This is after writing a series of positive, hippy songs so this is a bit jarring. This is the song that wanted to be born so why question it? Thank you, Muse, for sharing your beauty with me, however it wants to manifest.

When I record a new song I tend to improvise the melody/chords a little bit. I played the bridge and forgot how the chorus went so it was an interesting experience to play the chorus a mostly different way than I had originally intended.

Here's a link to the challenge for those who want an additional songwriting kick-in-the-butt: https://www.facebook.com/groups/142069592554011/

Lyrics: 

Wrestling with the beast inside
I can’t contain
The rattling cages
I scroll the page
For tempting shapes
To make myself feel good for awhile

The hollow place that’s shaped like you
A mouth to feed
With spilling seed
Can you feel
My hands of greed?
As I make this little monster smile

Midnight comes
I’m hands deep
Wading in this sea of need
I close my eyes
Pretend you’re there

Crack me open like a nut
See the mess
Inside my chest
I’d be your best
If I weren’t depressed
You know it’s true
You know it’s true

Fill the empty space inside
Shaped like you
Want me too
Grab a tissue
Enjoy the view
I’ll make it good
I’ll make it good

Midnight comes
I’m hands deep
Wading in this sea of need
I close my eyes
Pretend you’re there

Wait for me
I’ll wait for you
Wait for me
It won’t be long

Until midnight comes
I’m hands deep
Wading in this sea of need
I close my eyes
Pretend you’re there

Midnight comes
I give in
To the tug of carnal sin
I’m so weak
I can’t speak
Midnight has come and gone



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Comments

musicsongwriter's picture

Beautiful passionate song, full of love, desire, sad and lonely. Very beautiful singing and playing. Goes straight into my heart.
Nadia

billwhite51's picture

you offer a wealth of images to suggest masturbation without getting funky about it. that in itself is an achievement, and then your music and vocals take it up a little higher,

the pannacotta army's picture

Great vocals and a very solid tight guitar backing. Excellent melodies and a terrific song.

3tdoan's picture

I can't believe you wrote a super legit, classy, moving, non-jokey song about masturbation. That is quite a feat sir. It gets beyond the icky aspects of masturbation to the core of loneliness or longing that drives it in a lot of people. Damn. I'm seriously impressed by your melodic and lyrical sense. Love your lower vocal register btw, would like to hear more of it!