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JacksSmirkingRevenge
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PostSubject: "Open All Night" lyrics   Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:09 pm

I'm goin' back to New York City
I just can't wait no more for you
I got so lonely, sold what you gave me
'Cept that raincoat, the famous blue

And I don't need time to think about it
I don't let reminders get me down like before.
But you know I used to know you,
Back when local bars and broken hearts were home, and we were open all night long.

Maybe I'll go out Chicago
Ain't that where the blues belong?
I heard you came by, shook up by the radio
Somethin' about the topback, wayfarers on.

But I don't need time to think about it
I don't let reminders get me down like before.
But you know I used to know you,
Back when local bars and broken hearts were home, and we were open all night long.

And all this must've been comin' a long long time, 29 years of nerves on fire.
Nobody came and nobody saw, made a wreck of myself with the headlights on
Worked these hands straight down the bone, carried the weight until the weight took over
Ended up standing at a fork in the road with you.

But I don't need time to think about it
I don't let reminders get me down like before.
But you know I used to know you,
Back when local bars and your crooked heart was my home, mmhmm...

And I will never know the town where you finally settled down,
With the top back on a Cadillac and your sunglasses on.
And you can't make me whole, I have to find that on my own.
But I held you, babe, a long, long time ago, and we were open all night long.
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PostSubject: Re: "Open All Night" lyrics   Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:31 pm

Absolutely love this song
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PostSubject: Re: "Open All Night" lyrics   Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:23 am

'Cept that raincoat, the famous blue - yay, Leonard Cohen!
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PostSubject: Re: "Open All Night" lyrics   Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:16 pm

One of my favourite songs on his album, perfect as the closing song on it!
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PostSubject: Re: "Open All Night" lyrics   Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:00 pm

This song hits me more I every time I hear it. Towards the end gives me chills in a similar way that the end of Have Mercy does for me.

When he sings 'Back when local bars and your crooked heart was my home ...' before the final words of the song, this always gives me chills. I relate to this line deeply as to me it represents a realisation that you gave yourself to someone whose heart was not as pure and good as your own and that the character in the song has finally realised this woman is not good for him.

It gives me hope this song, as it for me represents leaving the past behind and moving on, and untangling yourself from something that turned bad. Again with 'You can't make me whole, I have to find that on my own,' is deeply personal to me. That we have to find our own way and not look for someone else to complete us or give our lives purpose.

I am honestly feel so glad and fortunate that I discovered Brian's music, and I am very lucky and excited to go and see him in a few weeks!
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PostSubject: Re: "Open All Night" lyrics   Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:05 am

JacksSmirkingRevenge wrote:

Somethin' about the topback, wayfarers on.

I'm having a blackout and it drives me crazy: Which song is this a reference to?
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PostSubject: Re: "Open All Night" lyrics   Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:04 pm

Cowboys wrote:
JacksSmirkingRevenge wrote:

Somethin' about the topback, wayfarers on.

I'm having a blackout and it drives me crazy: Which song is this a reference to?

The Boys of Summer - Don Henley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6z_NfTe6SI
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PostSubject: Re: "Open All Night" lyrics   Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:00 am

Ohh... Right! Thank you!
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PostSubject: Re: "Open All Night" lyrics   Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:52 pm

This song has grown on me immensely. Fantastic song with great lyrics. Maybe my favourite one of the record at the moment.
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PostSubject: Re: "Open All Night" lyrics   Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:30 am

Same here. On my first listen to the record, the song didn't stand out to me. But over the next few days, I remembered quite a few situations where I felt "This lines fits perfectly. Which song was that from?" 90 percent of the time it was either Open All Night or Among Other Foolish Things. Those two seem to frame the record well.
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PostSubject: Re: "Open All Night" lyrics   Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:16 am

"I don't let reminders get me down like before"

Man, anyone else hate that feeling when you're trying to get over someone and you see or hear or even smell something that shouldn't have the slightest relation to that person, yet you're reminded of them? It's a whole different kind of sad.
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PostSubject: Re: "Open All Night" lyrics   Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:24 am

CasanovaBaby90 wrote:
"I don't let reminders get me down like before"

Man, anyone else hate that feeling when you're trying to get over someone and you see or hear or even smell something that shouldn't have the slightest relation to that person, yet you're reminded of them? It's a whole different kind of sad.

yep, been there
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PostSubject: Re: "Open All Night" lyrics   Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:00 pm

BTW I just uploaded the St Pancras version of this song Smile https://youtu.be/Q0oGenr8TSI
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PostSubject: Re: "Open All Night" lyrics   Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:21 pm

Ooh, more video. Yay!
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