05 – Empty Nights

a half naked man with a ray gun

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Song Details

Album: The Mesmers
Date Released: 12-27-05
Written by: Fitz/Ridgeway
Recorded at: Gimlet Studio
Produced by: Fitz/Ridgeway
Mixed by: Bruce Miller
Time: 3:16
Tempo: 80bpm

Lyrics

Send a card out
Wash it away
Just words with nothing to say
Empty nights stretch endlessly
That’s all, all you mean to me
All you mean to me
All you mean to me

Years go by
Where do I go?
I Stalk the city like a faint shadow
Empty nights stretch endlessly
That’s all, all you mean to me
All you mean to me
All you mean to me

Lovers come and lover go

They last as long as the summer snow
A different face and a different name
But to me they’re all the same…

(solo)

The day ends
The sun hangs low

I share my dinner with a TV show
Empty nights stretch endlessly
That’s all, all, that’s all you mean to me

All you mean to me
All you mean to me
All you mean to me
All you mean to me…

Notes

Featuring a blend of R&B, hip-hop, and lounge Empty Nights really hit the “Film Noir” vibe we were shooting for on this album.

When Jay and I first started arranging it Apple had just released the first version of GarageBand. That program really took us in different directions. We discarded the idea of a live drumming in favor of drum loops, which in turn prompted Jay to throw down a bass line that was much busier and more complicated than we typically used. We poured back in his tremolo guitar, the vocals and some sparse keyboards and ta-da! One Retromod torch song in the can.

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