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Here's another fast one, track 9 'Midnight Drive' from our album 'Decoding the Illusion'. Parental advisory, explicit lyrics. Was going for something sexy on this one, my vocal delivery could have been a little stronger, but you get the picture. Recorded the vocal in pieces and have since found it almost impossible to sing the track all the way through without collapsing on the floor! So many words, so little time for air! : D

Lyrics:
Overlooking the city at night
The dragon’s veins lit up by street light
Sit on the bonnet I'll spin you a sonnet
Steal a moment, from this warm twilight
Engine growling, behind the grille
Won't leave this life ‘til we've had our fill
Pop the pill and await the thrill

Got a racy model with a sexy chassis
A little bit crazy, a little bit sassy
She turns into a minx after a couple of drinks
Got her mind set on her bedroom high jinks
This world has become all mirrors and smoke
So we spark our clarity and take another toke
We got the music playing make your mind resonate
And the booming bass to make your body vibrate

Yeah we race, race, race cos you wanna feel alive
Scorching the highway on a midnight drive
Listening to Hendrix, seducing his guitar
You can only go so far in the back seat of the car
Fasten your seatbelt for this midnight drive
What's the point in living if you're not really alive?
Fasten your seatbelt for this midnight drive
What's the point in living if you're not really alive?

Oh all I wanna do is play with you
Tearing up the highway going ninety two
Hot wire your desire let the music seduce
Put the pedal to the metal and turn you loose
Double droppin’, ain't stoppin' on this all night ride
Flying saucer pupils, yeah they're nation wide
Four to the floor and you scream for more
For you my girl, can't help but break the law

Woah oh wah oh wah oh!
Ride tonight on a midnight high
Woah oh wah oh wah oh!
Gonna get our kicks before we die

Lying there in her underwear
Passionate fruits and a juicy pear
A wink of her eye lets me know she's feeling sly
Trace fingers up her thigh, kissing innocence goodbye
A bite of her lip as I stroke her hip
Tightens her grip as I let my head dip
Fingers do the walking but her eyes scream for more
Wide-eyed desire as I put my foot to the floor

Yeah we race, race, race cos you wanna feel alive
Scorching the highway on a midnight drive
Listening to Hendrix, seducing his guitar
You can only go so far in the back seat of the car
Fasten your seatbelt for this midnight drive
What's the point in living if you're not really alive?
Fasten your seatbelt for this midnight drive
What's the point in living if you're not really alive?

Sway lady sway
As we kiss at my door
Stay lady stay
I know you're aching for more
Play lady play
As we prowl on the floor
Lay lady lay
Let's settle the score

Your passion sparks and your legs start to smoulder
The sweat drips, like ice cream solder
Fires reflected in the eye of the beholder
Feel the flames’ rising as my thrust gets bolder
Finger tips turn to nails as I run you off the rails
A wild-eyed tempest with the storm in her sails
Burning brightly we fly into the sun
Swallowed by the flames as we merge as one

Woah oh wah oh wah oh!
Ride tonight on a midnight high
Woah oh wah oh wah oh!
Gonna get our kicks before we die
Woah oh wah oh wah oh!
Ride tonight on a midnight drive
Woah oh wah oh wah oh!
Gonna get our kicks before we die

Yeah we race, race, race cos you wanna feel alive
Scorching the highway on a midnight drive
Listening to Hendrix, seducing his guitar
You can only go so far in the back seat of the car
Fasten your seatbelt for this midnight drive
What's the point in living if you're not really alive?
Fasten your seatbelt for this midnight drive
What's the point in living if you're not really alive?

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Date uploaded: Mar 27, 2011, 19:40 CDT Show more info
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This track is so damn close. I agree that the vocal delivery needs just a bit more- but this track has the potential to be a pure simmer-to-boil explosion. I think I said this on a previous track, but this really cries out for more voices. Also, I think at the start of the track, the vocals almost come off a a bit goofy- it took me about 45 seconds in before I really grasped the direction this song was headed. To me, this song just needs some polish, some tlc, and it could knock the socks of people- it has a ton of potential, but its not quite there yet. I would say don't let this one rest on its laurels- keep tinkering with it until you are satisfied.
 Apr 19, 2011, 11:22 CDT
Pattern Break 
Hehe, 'goofy' : P Again I concur, the spoken word intro didn't quite turn out how I hoped! I think it could be condensed to a 3 and a half/four minute stormer! Cut off the intro, get the point a bit quicker, repeat the 'woah oh a way oh oh' section a couple more times and with more voices, maybe add a guitar solo and sing it with more gusto! Result: sock-knock removal in a five mile radius!! : P Thanks again for your useful feedback : D
flag (Apr 20, 2011, 16:02 CDT)


Patrick O'Neill gave feedback to Pattern Break for “Midnight Drive”:
I really love the potential of the vocals (I agree, could have been stronger). It could develop into a really awesome unique voice; could easily be the strongest aspect of the song, and one that 'makes it' in my opinion.

Would love to hear a version with more refined vocals and really hear the character of them.
 Apr 18, 2011, 19:17 CDT
Pattern Break 
Thanks for the support Patrick, I'll have to give it another shot and post it up here one day : D
flag (Apr 20, 2011, 15:33 CDT)


Artem Shimanski gave feedback to Pattern Break for “Midnight Drive”:
I like this. The lyrics are real good. Your voice is a little off but I would actually say that in a way it makes different and it actually works really well.
 Apr 19, 2011, 16:34 CDT
Pattern Break 
Thanks Artem, glad you like the lyrics, I was proud of them. I'm sure I can sing it better so one day I'll create an updated version. All the best to you : D
flag (Apr 20, 2011, 15:00 CDT)


Ted Kindig gave feedback to Pattern Break for “Midnight Drive”:
This song would be right at home in the height of 80s hard rock--it's great to see you drawing on that tradition while shooting for more witty, creative lyrics. Fun stuff, keep it up!
 Apr 18, 2011, 13:04 CDT
Pattern Break 
Thanks Ted, a couple of people have said my tunes are a bit 80's, maybe I should stop living in the past! : P
Cheers for the kind words and all the best : D

-Sam
flag (Apr 18, 2011, 15:11 CDT)