- Midnight City
M83 Lyrics


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Waiting in a car
Waiting for a ride in the dark
The night city grows
Look and see her eyes, they glow

Waiting in a car
Waiting for a ride in the dark
Drinking in the lounge
Following the neon signs

Waiting for a roar
Looking at the mutating skyline
The city is my church
It wraps me in the sparkling twilight

Waiting in a car
Waiting for the right time
Waiting in a car
Waiting for the right time
Waiting in a car
Waiting for the right time
Waiting in a car
Waiting for the right time




Waiting in a car
Waiting for a ride in the dark

Overall Meaning

M83's song "Midnight City" is an electrifying ode to the sensory overload of urban life. The opening lines describe the sensation of waiting in a car, anticipating the excitement and unpredictability of the city at night. The singer's fixation on the city is described as a spiritual experience, with the city serving as a place of worship. The "mutating skyline" and "sparkling twilight" are evocative descriptions of the constantly changing and alluring landscape of a metropolis.


The chorus of "Waiting in a car, waiting for the right time" serves as a mantra for the frenzied energy of the song. The repetition of this phrase creates a sense of anticipation and urgency, mirroring the restless energy of the city. The singer is constantly waiting for something, whether it be a ride, a roar, or simply the right moment to fully immerse in the chaos of the city. The final lines of the song, "waiting for a ride in the dark" suggest that the singer's journey is far from over, and that the allure of the city will always be present, endlessly beckoning.


Overall, M83's "Midnight City" captures the exhilaration and frenetic energy of urban life, while also highlighting the sense of mystery and spiritual transcendence that can be found within a bustling cityscape.


Line by Line Meaning

Waiting in a car
Sitting idly in a vehicle


Waiting for a ride in the dark
Anticipating a means of transportation during the nighttime


The night city grows
The urban area flourishes during the night hours


Look and see her eyes, they glow
Observing the irises of a mysterious individual, which emit a radiant light


Drinking in the lounge
Imbibing a beverage while inside a social gathering place


Following the neon signs
Guided by the luminous advertising displays


Waiting for a roar
Awaiting a loud, attention-grabbing sound


Looking at the mutating skyline
Gazing upon the constantly-changing horizon of the metropolis


The city is my church
The urban environment holds significant spiritual value


It wraps me in the sparkling twilight
The surroundings envelop the person in a luminous, dreamy ambiance


Waiting for the right time
Biding one's time until the optimal moment presents itself


Waiting for a ride in the dark
Remaining stationary until a mode of transportation arrives within the gloomy nocturnal conditions




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: ANTHONY GONZALEZ, JUSTIN MELDAL-JOHNSEN, KIBBY MORGAN

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@Jacklanton

i copy paste this from someone interpretation on songmeaning.

It is an utterly wonderful piece of music which can be interpreted and resonate with your personal way and that is the reason why it is so beautiful. But if you really care what the creator wants to express, pls remember Anthony G. particularly stressed this album as a record and reflection of himself and his course of making music. 
As to Midnight City. I think it is rather a reflection on the road of making music. It is not an easy dream to pursuit obviously. So many hardship , frustration but the at same time too much anticipation motivation, and hope from the orgastic future. Give the background at that time he came to LA pursuing his dream The city is the place where he paid too much for this dream to come true. This intimacy with the city he thrives is too strong to him it is too special place to him.

Wait is also my favorite. this music lifts my emotion to the highest level of intensity i have ever experienced. Thank you M83. to let that happen

well...agree..fully agree..
and..thanks M83 to make such a track!



@Mepemepedung

- Launch GTA V
- Wait for the loading to end
- Get on a fast sport car
- Wait till the night
- Go to the road near the beach
- Turn on the radio and choose None Stop Pop
- This song starts
- Drive at the highest speed possible

Still the best feeling 10 years later



@sheulyakter4361

Lyrics

Waiting in the car
Waiting for the ride in the dark
At night the city grows
Look at the horizon glow

Waiting in the car
Waiting for the ride in the dark

Drinking in the lounge
Following the neon signs

Waiting for a word
Looking at the milky skyline
The city is my church
It wraps me in its blinding twilight

Waiting in the car
Waiting for the ride in the dark
Waiting in the car
Waiting for the ride in the dark
Waiting in the car
Waiting for the ride in the dark
Waiting in the car
Waiting for the ride in the dark
Waiting in the car
Waiting for the ride in the dark



All comments from YouTube:

@M83

Thanks for voting! Midnight City is BBC Radio 1's A List #10 http://bbc.in/1484FoO

@anthonyramos2159

great song!

@Jacklanton

i copy paste this from someone interpretation on songmeaning.

It is an utterly wonderful piece of music which can be interpreted and resonate with your personal way and that is the reason why it is so beautiful. But if you really care what the creator wants to express, pls remember Anthony G. particularly stressed this album as a record and reflection of himself and his course of making music. 
As to Midnight City. I think it is rather a reflection on the road of making music. It is not an easy dream to pursuit obviously. So many hardship , frustration but the at same time too much anticipation motivation, and hope from the orgastic future. Give the background at that time he came to LA pursuing his dream The city is the place where he paid too much for this dream to come true. This intimacy with the city he thrives is too strong to him it is too special place to him.

Wait is also my favorite. this music lifts my emotion to the highest level of intensity i have ever experienced. Thank you M83. to let that happen

well...agree..fully agree..
and..thanks M83 to make such a track!

@vitorix24

No, thank you for bring us your talent. Thanks!

@gregnew1

vitorix24 ye brilliant, ty

@juiceboxmonster

I love you M83!! Thank you for making wonderful music that sets my emotions on fire!

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@Infamous_wu13

if theres a song id listen to at the end of the world this would be it

@TeenPerspektiva

For real

@Skittles-bu9le

I'd be playing at high volume when the world ends

@JackIsG00dYT

This and mice on venus = idc, I just vibe

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