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Sometime Around Midnight Lyrics: Cross Crutch Debate
Monday October 06th 2008, 5:35 pm
Filed under: Indie Music 2008

cross versus crutch

There’s been some debate over at RLS regarding the correct line in the song “Sometime Around Midnight” from The Airborne Toxic Event. Is it cross, crutch, crux, crush, curse…? (See: Sometime Around Midnight Lyrics) And what’s a wonderwall anyways? (The song “Wonderwall” by Oasis is actually a song about “an imaginary friend who’s gonna come and save you from yourself”- Noel Gallagher).

The lyrics in question: “But you know that she’s watching. She’s laughing. She’s turning. She’s holding her tonic like a ________. The room’s suddenly spinning. She walks up and asks how you are. So you can smell her perfume, you can see her lying naked in your arms.”

The Airborne Toxic Event – Sometime Around Midnight

Mikel (lead singer/guitarist) from the band was cool enough to offer RLS the correct word plus a brief explanation for its use: The line is “cross” and I meant it to mean sort of like she’s holding her drink ominously, as if it’s offering her comfort and guidance.

Thanks Mikel. This is another reason why we love indie music. There are still major label hits out there that are being misunderstood daily, with no courtesy in offering their listeners a valid explanation….
(See Fall Out Boy – This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an _______?)


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