One Night
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How long can I leave the lights in the ceiling on?
And the static from the TV keeps me company 'til I'm gone
'Cause I rock back and forth
Reciting words that I've said wrong
I swear I've been doing fine
When I'm busy and got things going on
Oh, so girl, what you running from?
Oh, maybe there's something in the midnight hours
The midnight hours, you know
And maybe there's something in the dead of night
When I'm sleeping alone
Where I always see your face
God, I wish I didn't though
Can I have one night, one night, one night
Where it's just me alone?

Is it 'cause I've been feeling guilty all along?
Or is it the gods just tryna tell me to move on?
'Cause while you're haunting me, that's what you've done
Oh, so girl, what you running from? (Oh)

Oh, maybe there's something in the midnight hours
The midnight hours, you know (something in the)
Or maybe there's something in the dead of night
When I'm sleeping alone
Where I always see your face (I always see your face)
God, I wish I didn't though (I wish I didn't though)
Can I have one night, one night, one night
Where it's just me alone?

So I, I know what it feels like
So I can wake up in the daylight
And my chest ain't heavy
'Cause you're not there with me
Tell me when that I will be

Oh, 'cause I rock back and forth
Reciting words that I've said wrong
I swear I've been doing fine
When I'm busy and got things going on
So what am I running from?

Oh, maybe there's something in the midnight hours
The midnight hours, you know
Or maybe there's something in the dead of night
When I'm sleeping alone
Where I always see your face
God, I wish I didn't though
Can I have one night, one night, one night
Where it's just me alone? (Oh)

One night, one night, yeah
So can I have one night, one night, just one night
One night, one night, one night




Can I have one night, one night, just one night
Where it's just me alone?

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to griff's song "One Night" depict a person longing for a moment of complete solitude, away from the ghosts of a past relationship. The opening lines ask how long they can keep the lights on and find comfort in the company of television static, suggesting a sense of loneliness and prolonged nights spent reminiscing. The singer finds themselves rocking back and forth, replaying past mistakes in their mind. Despite claiming to be fine when they are occupied with other things, they are ultimately running away from something.


The chorus delves into the idea that there may be something transformative about the midnight hours and the dead of night. It is in these moments, when the person is alone and vulnerable, that they consistently see the face of their ex-lover. They express a desire to be free from this haunting presence, yearning for just one night where they can be truly alone with their thoughts.


The second verse explores feelings of guilt and the possibility that the universe is sending a message for the person to move on. While being haunted by memories, the singer wonders what their ex-lover is running away from. This suggests a certain level of introspection and a recognition that both parties in the relationship are grappling with their own demons.


The bridge of the song expresses a yearning to reach a point where waking up in the daylight no longer feels heavy because the ex-partner is no longer a lingering presence. The lyrics echo the earlier sentiments of rocking back and forth and reciting past mistakes, emphasizing the internal struggle the singer is facing.


Overall, "One Night" captures the conflicted emotions and longing for solitude in the aftermath of a relationship. It touches on themes of loneliness, guilt, and the desire to find closure and move forward.


Line by Line Meaning

How long can I leave the lights in the ceiling on?
How much longer can I continue to hide my emotions and keep up appearances?


And the static from the TV keeps me company 'til I'm gone
The constant noise and distractions help me escape my loneliness, at least temporarily.


'Cause I rock back and forth, reciting words that I've said wrong
I obsessively replay past mistakes and regret the things I've said.


I swear I've been doing fine, when I'm busy and got things going on
I pretend to be okay when I'm caught up in my daily activities, keeping myself distracted.


Oh, so girl, what you running from?
I wonder what is causing you to avoid facing your own fears and emotions.


Oh, maybe there's something in the midnight hours, the midnight hours, you know
Perhaps there is something hidden and significant that comes to light in the darkest hours of the night.


And maybe there's something in the dead of night when I'm sleeping alone
During the lonely moments of the night, I always find myself confronted by your presence.


Where I always see your face, God, I wish I didn't though
Your memory haunts me, and I wish I could escape the pain of constantly being reminded of you.


Can I have one night, one night, one night where it's just me alone?
Could I please have a single night where I can be free from the weight of my emotions and be at peace within myself?


Is it 'cause I've been feeling guilty all along?
Is my constant guilt and self-blame the reason I can't escape this cycle?


Or is it the gods just tryna tell me to move on?
Perhaps this pain is a sign from a higher power, urging me to let go and move forward.


'Cause while you're haunting me, that's what you've done
Because you continue to haunt me, I am unable to break free from this emotional turmoil.


So I, I know what it feels like so I can wake up in the daylight
I have become familiar with the pain and heartache, allowing me to face each new day with a heavy heart.


And my chest ain't heavy 'cause you're not there with me
Without you by my side, I feel a sense of relief and lightness in my chest.


Tell me when that I will be
Please inform me of the time when I will finally find peace and move on.


So what am I running from?
I question myself about the root cause of my constant need to avoid facing my emotions and finding closure.


One night, one night, yeah
Just a single night, that's all I ask for.


So can I have one night, one night, just one night
Can I please have one night of solitude and freedom from emotional baggage?


One night, one night, one night
A night where it's just me, and I can focus on myself.


Can I have one night, one night, just one night
May I be granted one night where I can find solace and heal my wounded soul?


Where it's just me alone?
A night where I can fully embrace my own company and find inner peace.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Peter John Rees Rycroft, Sarah Griffiths

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