At Night, Alone. Album Lyrics by Mike Posner


Mike Posner Lyrics

At Night, Alone Album Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

At Night, Alone.

This album is best listened to at night and alone
Hope you enjoy
February 16, 2016



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I Took A Pill In Ibiza

I took a pill in Ibiza
To show Avicii I was cool
And when I finally got sober, felt 10 years older
But f*ck it, it was something to do
I'm living out in LA
I drive a sports car just to prove
I'm a real big baller cause I made a million dollars
And I spend it on girls and shoes

But you don't wanna be high like me
Never really knowing why like me
You don't ever wanna step off that roller coaster and be all alone
You don't wanna ride the bus like this
Never knowing who to trust like this
You don't wanna be stuck up on that stage singing
Stuck up on that stage singing
All I know are sad songs, sad songs
Darling, all I know are sad songs, sad songs

I'm just a singer who already blew his shot
I get along with old timers
Cause my name's a reminder of a pop song people forgot
And I can't keep a girl, no
Cause as soon as the sun comes up
I cut em all loose and work's my excuse
But the truth is I can't open up

But you don't wanna be high like me
Never really knowing why like me
You don't ever wanna step off that roller coaster and be all alone
You don't wanna ride the bus like this
Never knowing who to trust like this
You don't wanna be stuck up on that stage singing
Stuck up on that stage singing
All I know are sad songs, sad songs
Darling, all I know are sad songs, sad songs

I took a plane to my home town
I brought my pride and my guitar
All my friends are all gone but there's manicured lawns
And the people still think I'm a star
I walked around downtown
I met some fans in life I earned
They said tell us how to make it cause we're getting real impatient
So I looked em in the eye and said

But you don't wanna be high like me
Never really knowing why like me
You don't ever wanna step off that roller coaster and be all alone
You don't wanna ride the bus like this
Never knowing who to trust like this
You don't wanna be stuck up on that stage singing
Stuck up on that stage singing
All I know are sad songs, sad songs
Darling, all I know are sad songs, sad songs



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Not That Simple

When we first met I was just a Sophomore
We spent the night on Lydia's couch
I didn't know you were gonna break my heart then
I didn't know the pain I'd feel right now
And I smile, yes I smile
But underneath are memories
That I'm trying, yeah I'm trying
To let go

But it's not that simple
Type of misery
All these mixed up signals
In my head
I still hear these echoes
Of when you loved me
But now you're just someone in my mind
That used to be mine

People used to say I didn't deserve you
I was cool with that, 'cause I felt the same
But then they played my song on the radio
And I don't think you liked who I became
And so you left, yeah you left
On someone else's arm now
And I'm trying, yeah I'm trying to let go

But it's not that simple
Type of misery
All these mixed up signals
In my head
I still hear these echoes
Of when you loved me
But now you're just someone in my mind
That used to be mine

'Cause baby your beauty marks
Are like shooting stars
And my goofy heart is one of cupids darts
I'm just a nervous guy
And these words of mine
Will reverse the time
To when you were mine

Because it's not that simple
Type of misery
All these mixed up signals

No, it's not that simple
Type of misery
All these mixed up signals
In my head
I still hear these echoes
Of when you loved me
But now you're just someone in my mind
Now you're just someone in my mind
That used to be mine



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Be As You Are

Virginia Woolf and poetry
No one seemed to notice me
Being young was getting so old
Cheap beer and cigarettes
Life was like a movie set
And I seemed to be given no role

But in times of trouble
I can turn to my mother
And I know that she gon' understand
So at age 18
I cried to my mother
And she told me, "young man"�

"There are moments when you fall to the ground
But you are stronger than you feel you are now
You don't always have to speak so loud, no
Just be as you are
Life is not always a comfortable ride
Everybody's got scars that they hide
And everybody plays the fool sometimes, yeah
Just be as you are"�

They played me on the radio
And everything was changing, so
I thought I was all the way grown
But I can still remember in that cold November
When I realized I'm all alone

But in times of trouble
I can turn to my mother
And I know that she gon' understand
So at age 22
I cried to my mother
And she told me, "young man"�

"There are moments when you fall to the ground
But you are stronger than you feel you are now
You don't always have to speak so loud, no
Just be as you are
It doesn't matter if you become some star
Life is better when you open your heart
You don't always have to act so hard, no
Just be as you are"�

If I'm speaking truthfully
I'm not who I used to be
And I know some people might laugh
'Cause my music doesn't sound the same
And my head's no longer shaved
I'm worried if I'm on the right path

But in times of trouble
I can turn to my mother
And I know that she gon' understand
So at age 26
I spoke to my mother
And she told me, "young man"�

"There are moments when you fall to the ground
But you are stronger than you feel you are now
You don't always have to speak so loud, no
Just be as you are
It doesn't matter if you become some star
Life is better when you open your heart
You don't always have to act so hard, no
Just be as you are"�

Be as you are



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In The Arms Of A Stranger

I was 16 with a rocket
And some sunshine in my pocket
It was how you used words I didn't know
And the way you said my name
And cut up peaches and them brown eyes
Little flame that we pretend doesn't glow

You know space and time wouldn't let you be mine
What I've come to understand
Is entropy wouldn't leave you to me
I'm right back where I began

In the arms of a stranger, pretending it's love
Holding her closely, remember your touch
And I'm wrapped around your finger, even though I'm knocked up
In the arms of a stranger, pretending it's love

There were times I think about us
Overcome by the nostalgias
I am on call when you need me, let me know
But we're drifting in a strange way
I'm aware that it's mistake if I love you
It's a mistake if I don't

You know space and time wouldn't let you be mine
What I've come to understand
Is entropy wouldn't leave you to me
I'm right back where I began

In the arms of a stranger, pretending it's love
Holding her closely, remember your touch
And I'm wrapped around your finger, even though I'm knocked up
In the arms of a stranger, pretending it's love

And she smelled like Michigan
And it felt like lust
And the nostalgia's killing me
And it's all because

I'm in the arms of a stranger, pretending it's love
Holding her closely, remember your touch
And I'm wrapped around your finger, even though I'm knocked up
In the arms of a stranger, stranger, stranger
In the arms of a stranger, pretending it's love
Holding her closely, remember your touch
And I'm wrapped around your finger, even though I'm knocked up
In the arms of a stranger, pretending it's love



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Silence

You only love me
In bits and pieces
I keep on workin'
You keep your secrets
That's not an insult
That's not a lie
That's just a statement
Proven by time
Cause even when I have you
I don't really have you
I am not your last dude
Where'd you get this attitude?
Talkin' 'bout you're leavin'
Cause you don't believe in
Me and all my reasons
Left me with these demons
And this little pen
And this nostalgic feeling
Only me alone
I'm faking all my smiles

[Chorus:]
And you're just killing me with silence
And you're just killing me with time
I don't know where to put my sorry's
You're running laps around my mind
How could you leave me on this tightrope?
And I feel nothing when it storms
You know you're killing me with silence
You hold your halo up with horns
You hold your halo up with horns

[Labrinth:]
You know you're clever, I'll give you that
You gave me heaven and took it back
That's not an insult
That's just the case
You've had your pretty mask on
For so damn long
That everybody thinks it's your face
But underneath your eyelids
I can hear the silence
Spreading like a virus
Why'd you wear disguises?
Why'd you have to cut me?
Then act like it's nothing
This time I'm not bluffin'
How'd you know I'm bluffin'
Every single time
Wicked little mind
Gets inside of mine
And I can fake a smile

[Chorus - together:]
But you're just killing me with silence
But you're just killing me with time
I don't know where to put my sorry's
You're running laps around my mind
How could you leave me on this tightrope?
And I feel nothing when it storms
You know you're killing me with silence
You hold your halo up with horns
You hold your halo up with horns

Ho-o-o-rns
(You)
Ho-o-o-rns
(Oh Lord)
Ho-o-o-rns
(Whooo-oh-oh)
Ho-o-o-rns
You hold your halo up with horns
Ho-o-o-orns
Ho-o-o-rns
(Oh no, no, no)
Ho-o-o-orns
You hold your, you hold your, you hold your
Ho-o-o-orns
You hold your, you hold your, you hold your
Ho-o-o-orns
And you're just killing me with silence



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Iris

If I could be just one thing
I would be what you're craving
6 foot 3 with steel blue eyes
Sweep you off of your feet before you count to 5
But the truth is I am just a man
Standing 5 foot 10 doing the best I can
And I've lived long enough to see
You will never be craving me

Oh, I watched her go
After she planted her love in the top soil
And from the top soil, an iris bloomed
It was pretty in May but it died in June

If I could sing the way I feel inside
It'd sound happy and sad at the same damn time
Cause when you smiled at me on that dance floor
It was the prettiest mask that you ever wore

Oh, I watched her go
After she planted her love in the top soil
And from the top soil, an iris bloomed
It was pretty in May but it died in June

From the top soil, an iris bloomed
It was pretty in May but it died in June



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Only God Knows

[Chorus:]
Only God knows
Only God knows
Only God knows how hard I've been trying
Only God knows
Only God knows
Only God knows the trouble on my mind

"There's more to life than living", a wise man told me this
Or maybe it was me who wrote it, I can't remember which
In any case what I mean, life's an unfinished poem
Don't go mad trying to figure out the ending
The day that Norman died, I found out through an email
The irony of that, I will not discuss in detail
My future is on thin ice and my past is all online
But only God knows the trouble on my mind

[Chorus:]
Only God knows
Only God knows
Only God knows how hard I've been trying
Only God knows
Only God knows
Only God knows the trouble on my mind

My walls are filled with artwork, my art is filled with paint
My head is filled with big old thoughts of all the things I ain't
I bet you know what that's like, though you never drop your guard
Only God knows the places that you're scarred
I'm sitting on a park bench in the city I don't know
Trying to convince myself that I'm not all alone
But my immediate surroundings suggest otherwise
Only God knows the trouble on my mind

[Chorus:]
Only God knows
Only God knows
Only God knows how hard I've been trying
Only God knows
Only God knows
Only God knows the trouble on my mind (mind)
Only God knows the trouble on my mind (on my mind)
Only God knows the trouble on my mind



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Jade

Met a girl, her name was Jade
Cuts her nails with a razor blade
Says she lives by no one's law
Ran my pride through a big chainsaw
Have you heard of D.B. Cooper?
I got pulled over by an old state trooper
I met a girl, her name was Jade
She cut my face with a razor blade

Yeah, I screamed out in fury
Yeah, but my cries were not heard
Yeah, the judge and the jury
Yeah, they could offer no cure

I met a girl, her name was Jade
She got a brand new man and they got engaged
The wedding's gon' be on a big green hill
They hope it won't rain but it probably will
The man, he was a football star
He broke his knee, now he sells cars
Only so much that words can do
Love was blind, but they cured that, too
You know, Gandhi has a son our age
He said the freedom thing's just one big cage
I met a girl, her name was Jade
Her husband died, but she kept his name

Yeah, she screamed out in fury
Yeah, but her cries were not heard
Yeah, her mom was so worried
Yeah, but she could offer no cure

Boss man calls for a meeting at noon
Big cigar in an oak board room
We got an idea and we think it's great
Said it was too much so we're gonna try eight
Who made love to Scarlet Jo?
And where the hell did Josh Hartnett go?
I met a girl, her name was Jade
Lived her whole damn life in a mascaraed

Yeah, I screamed out in fury
Yeah, but my cries were not heard
Yeah, they said I'll never see 30
Yeah, they could offer no cure

I met a girl, her name was Jade
She cuts her nails with a razor blade



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One Hell Of A Song

This is what the Lord wants me to do
In my heart, I just believe that there's no proof
I think about the chorus, the melody's important
But nothing sounds sweeter than the truth
I used to sip the whiskey and hit the bong
I gave that up, now all my friends are gone
And my folks don't understand I ain't no macho man
But I know how to write one hell of a song

Yeah, I'm a shy young man with a real big heart
I still haven't found where I belong
But you know my sweet Lord gave me just one thing
Darling, I know how to write one hell of a song
Yeah, I know how to write one hell of a song

Wrote one for Snoop, did not take long
Wrote one for Bieber and one for Sean
And Jay Z offered me a deal
I said "Dawg, throw in another mil"
Cause you know I can write one hell of a song

Yeah, I'm a shy young man with a real big heart
I still haven't found where I belong
But you know my sweet Lord gave me just one thing
Darling, I know how to write one hell of a song
Yeah, I know how to write one hell of a song

James

Sometimes I stay up well past dawn
If God puts one in my head, that's what he wants
I'm a simple type of artist, I don't like to walk red carpets
I would rather write one hell of a song
Yeah, I wrote this and it's one hell of a song



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Buried In Detroit

I'm a writer and a lover
I'm a Midwest music man
And I've been to a lot of places
But I'm gon' end where I began
I took class in Carolina
Got high smoking joints
And now they know my name in Paris

But I'll be buried in Detroit
Next to my father, and my father's father too
I used to live in New York City
But baby, that ain't no substitute
Not for my hometown
That place people avoid
I've made love in every city
But I'll be buried in Detroit

I don't claim to be a prophet
I just speak my mind
I try to tell it like it is
And sometimes God makes it rhyme
I like my songs how I like my women
Honest and to the point
You see I got f*cked up in Stockholm

But I'll be buried in Detroit
Next to my father, and my father's father too
I used to live in New York City
But baby, that ain't no substitute
Not for my hometown
That place people avoid
I've made love in every city
But I'll be buried in Detroit

You know I ain't gon' live forever
Baby, it won't be long
At the wake they'll say "He made a lot of mistakes,
But he could write hell of a song"�
And I made, I made killing
Though I never really was employed
I had a girl from San Diego

But I'll be buried in
I killed a show in Indonesia
But I'll be buried in
I made love in every city
But I'll be buried in Detroit



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Thank You

Thanks for listening



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I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)

I took a pill in Ibiza
To show Avicii I was cool
And when I finally got sober, felt ten years older
But f*ck it, it was something to do
I'm living out in LA
I drive a sports car just to prove
I'm a real big baller cause I made a million dollars
And I spend it on girls and shoes

But you don't wanna be high like me
Never really knowing why like me
You don't ever wanna step off that roller coaster and be
All alone
You don't wanna ride the bus like this
Never knowing who to trust like this
You don't wanna be stuck up on that stage singing
Stuck up on that stage singing

All I know
Are sad songs, sad songs
Darling, all I know
Are sad songs, sad songs

I know, are sad songs
I know, are sad songs
I know, are sad songs
I know, are sad songs

I'm just a singer
Who already blew his shot
I get along with old timers cause my name's a reminder
Of a pop song people forgot
And I can't keep a girl, no
Cause as soon as the sun comes up
I cut 'em all loose and work's my excuse
But the truth is I can't open up

And you don't wanna be high like me
Never really knowing why like me
You don't ever wanna step off that roller coaster and be
All alone
You don't wanna ride the bus like this
Never knowing who to trust like this
You don't wanna be stuck up on that stage singing
Stuck up on that stage singing

All I know
Are sad songs, sad songs
Darling, all I know
Are sad songs, sad songs

I know, are sad songs
I know, are sad songs
Sad songs
I know, are sad songs
Sad songs
I know, are sad songs



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Buried In Detroit

I'm a writer and a lover
I'm a Midwest music man
And I've been to a lot of places
But I'm gon' end where I began
I took class in Carolina
Got high smoking joints
And now they know my name in Paris
But I'll be buried in Detroit

Next to my father, and my father's father too
I used to live in New York City
But, baby, that ain't no substitute
Not for my hometown
That place people avoid
I've made love in every city
But I'll be buried in Detroit

I don't claim to be a prophet, I just speak my mind
I try to tell it like it is and sometimes God makes it rhyme
I like my songs how I like my women
Honest and to the point
You see I got f*cked up in Stockholm
But I'll be buried in Detroit

Next to my father, and my father's father too
I used to live in New York City
But, baby, that ain't no substitute
Not for my hometown
That place people avoid
I've made love in every city
But I'll be buried in Detroit

[Big Sean:]
Man, I always kept it righteous knowing it would come back to me
Even when my hunger was outweighing the strategy
And I'd pray to God like I hope you a map for me
Up at 5 AM like nobody want it as bad as me
I guess hunger either kill you or it energize you
Motor city, boy, I been a driver
The young Detroit legend, I swear I got the city inspired
And bought [?] just to solidify it
D-boy, d-boy, that's how I was raised
Boss up and put the city on, forever my ways
Me and Ma started charity to give the kids clarity
And take it further than the foundation we laid
Thanksgiving Day parade, I got carried through the city
And after that, I hope I get married in the city
And after that, I hope I get buried in the city
Even when I'm gone, you still gon' hear me through the city

Buried in Detroit
Whoa ho, whoa ho
Buried in Detroit
Whoa ho, whoa ho
Buried in Detroit
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