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from Evocations (album) by The Goths



Midnight was written early in 1990 and is essentially the narrative of a dream within a dream. The narrator has nodded off, dreaming about flying to some fanciful place. Yet rather than waking from it, the dreaming continues through a false awakening. The lyrics play on the famous Shakespearean line, 'to be or not to be'. Faces seen by the narrator, after the false awakening, are a dead giveaway the awakening itself was also in fact nothing but a dream. Midnight depicts the inadvertent revelation as the title signifies change from one day to another. It clocks in at 2:50 yet in that time an entire world is explored. The lovely layered introduction leads into a wonderfully orchestrated world of rolling guitars, alternating rhythms and exquisite bass.


Midnight broke and I had something
She wrote so I went into a dream

I wanted to reply, in fact I wanted
To fly to that castle in the sky

I wanted to scream some long
Lost dream of a Midnight Queen

Midnight stroke was the time
I awoke and I went into the street

And all the faces that I see,
They make Midnight seem to me
To be or not to be

I wanted to scream some Midnight
Dream of a long lost Queen
I wanted to reply

I wanted to fly


from Evocations (album), track released October 23, 2018
words and music by Johnny Stowmarries
Midnight features Percy Blakeney on vocals

recorded, mixed and produced by James North
Recorded at James North Productions in Brisbane
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The Goths Brisbane, Australia

The Goths are a goth duo from Brisbane, formed in 1987, featuring singer-songwriters Johnny Stowmarries (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Percy Blakeney (vocals, bass).
Beginning in the 80s, with solid longstanding nocturnal residencies at The Bohemian, gigs in the 90s included Bertie's & Metropolis, The Sitting Duck, and The Dead Rat. The Goths were also one of the first performing acts at The Zoo.
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