The Midnight - River of Darkness

  • Published on Oct 20, 2017
  • The Midnight "River of Darkness" from the album "Nocturnal" (2017).
    ***LYRICS BELOW***
    Look I know you miss her man, but..
    But you can't keep doing this to yourself
    She's moved on
    Meanwhile you're out there just
    Walking the streets at night
    Alone, in a river of darkness
    [Verse 1: Tyler Lyle]
    Glowing windows in the buildings from the elevated train
    I see a thousand different stories pass
    And faces without names
    Forget why I came here
    And I forget why I stay
    And wonder if they'd notice
    If I slipped away
    [Verse 2: Tyler Lyle]
    What if I kept going
    If I don't get off tonight
    What if I ride this to the edges
    Through the darkness to the light
    [Chorus: Tyler Lyle]
    Could I find you there?
    Could I find you there?
    If I slipped away?
    [Verse 3: Tyler Lyle]
    What if there's no answer
    We’re all just hearts that have to fight
    Through the dangers of the rapids
    Through the darkness to the light
    [Chorus: Tyler Lyle]
    Could I find you there?
    Could I find you there?
    If I slipped away?
    Look I know you miss her man, but..
    But you can't keep doing this to yourself
    She's moved on
    Meanwhile you're out there just
    Walking the streets at night
    Alone, in a river of darkness

Comments • 249

  • Alex
    Alex 2 days ago

    For some reason this song makes me incredibly sad. But at the same time I can't stop listening to it, because it love it.

  • wF _TrIsEy
    wF _TrIsEy 3 days ago +1

    Montanablack und sein Lambo

  • Justin Apploff
    Justin Apploff 7 days ago

    Those who truly appreciate this song knows what it feels like to be truly alone after having it all. .

  • Polar Bearon
    Polar Bearon 7 days ago

    Beautiful and sad song. It's obviously about a man contemplating whether he should kill himself or not.

  • abdalla mustafa
    abdalla mustafa 8 days ago

    I love to read comments on this song, we all the same here in some way.

  • Andreea L Nedelea
    Andreea L Nedelea 12 days ago

    This song reminds me of those cop movies from the late '80s/early '90s,kinda like the one Keanu Reeves was in but I can't remember the name...oh right "Point Break"😁

  • BenBen
    BenBen 20 days ago

    From Ninj anyone?

  • The Generator
    The Generator 20 days ago +1

    Here for ninja

  • Lecrafteurdu0610
    Lecrafteurdu0610 20 days ago +1

    ty ninja for making me discover this music

  • Alex Kelly
    Alex Kelly 21 day ago

    Power of the lyrics and beauty of the sound. Makes me think of....

  • Team GGP
    Team GGP 23 days ago

    me and my mates are starting a youtube channel to try and show others how we play games and stuff and this music would fit perfectly with what we wanna do

  • Rodgames
    Rodgames 24 days ago

    Where are the credits for timecop?

  • DN OUX
    DN OUX 27 days ago

    dude you conserve the old quality style this is important...lets help this guy become famous more than lil pump

  • ThomasTankCollectables
    ThomasTankCollectables Month ago +12

    The Problem with The Midnight is you could literally listen to their music forever, I should probably go to work!

  • Bryan Rodenberg
    Bryan Rodenberg Month ago

    I'd notice if you slipped away

  • Arden Goldrick
    Arden Goldrick Month ago +1

    When the beat starts at 0:45 I've always imagined the scene from the breakfast club when they're all getting out of their parent's cars instead of Simple Minds for a moment lol

  • Speak Truth
    Speak Truth Month ago

    Shout out to The Midnight from Cambodia Town

  • Yishac Axes
    Yishac Axes Month ago +1

    It makes me think like its raining outside... So good

  • Euphoric Dreamer
    Euphoric Dreamer 2 months ago +8

    Woah man, The Midnight sure know how to use a saxophone :0

  • Joey Freedom
    Joey Freedom 2 months ago

    Wow this is nice

  • Randy Watson
    Randy Watson 2 months ago

    Hi-tech AOR genre revival

  • Raziel Dark
    Raziel Dark 2 months ago

    Could I find you there? T_T

  • Jamstaman
    Jamstaman 2 months ago

    This song takes me so far away I can’t take it. One of my favs

  • Raziel Dark
    Raziel Dark 2 months ago +7

    It's a masterpiece, tears me apart... because i'm also in a river of darkness...

  • 경봉현
    경봉현 2 months ago

    내차 세팅이여 ㅋㅋ

  • Devin Grooms
    Devin Grooms 2 months ago

    Whoa what just happened..

  • ThePedrotrance
    ThePedrotrance 2 months ago +3

    Long life to The Midnight ❤

  • Austin Apologue
    Austin Apologue 2 months ago

    Love this! Glad real music is making a comeback (I'm trying to do my part!).

  • bud thedog
    bud thedog 2 months ago

    If I slipped away.....

  • TronRider
    TronRider 2 months ago

    nice background image and song

  • Jeremy Hess
    Jeremy Hess 2 months ago

    Was just listening to this song as I walked in the rain in the late evening the cold rain and street lights reflecting off the wet streets as cars seldom pass by with this song in the background. Was amazing.

  • Wei Zhao
    Wei Zhao 2 months ago

    what's your point

  • N P
    N P 2 months ago

    She might have moved on but she'd notice if you slipped away. So do it. Leave her in your dust. She'll regret it and you won't care cause you'll have moved on.

  • CarlotheNord
    CarlotheNord 2 months ago

    #radical doomerism

  • tony campos
    tony campos 2 months ago

    This song really hit me hard, even after me and ex broke up 4 years ago i still think about her.

  • Spawn223311
    Spawn223311 2 months ago +4

    This song isssssss tooooo damn awesomeeeee!!!!

  • Duh biee
    Duh biee 2 months ago +1

    Feel the Sax in the soul

  • Nail Brown
    Nail Brown 2 months ago


  • Mokum XXX
    Mokum XXX 2 months ago

    Hope to hear it in London next month, can't wait!

  • john fleming
    john fleming 3 months ago

    I just miss this sound.... man aging blows

  • Granola Bob
    Granola Bob 3 months ago


  • giovanni scarfini
    giovanni scarfini 3 months ago

    Can't stop playing this song, there's something inside that makes it great and makes flow memories

  • Dr. Doctor
    Dr. Doctor 3 months ago

    Tvoja mama

  • Neddih Lous
    Neddih Lous 3 months ago

    that's a good one

  • George Neave
    George Neave 3 months ago +1

    where can I buy the albums?

  • sydney fox
    sydney fox 3 months ago +2

    Lyrics gave me goosebumps

  • Sawyert
    Sawyert 3 months ago

    aimbotcalvin anyone? calvinLOVE

  • exionem
    exionem 3 months ago +1

    POWERFUL , very , very POWERFUL lyrics.

    • Phoenix Wright
      Phoenix Wright 3 months ago

      didn't put to much attention on them... but now that you mention it... that's strong !

  • Crescent Smile
    Crescent Smile 3 months ago


  • Vanya Moiseyev
    Vanya Moiseyev 3 months ago

    Fine I'll like it...

  • Mr nobody
    Mr nobody 3 months ago


  • lucrative8
    lucrative8 3 months ago +20

    "you can't keep doing this to yourself, she's moved on" a quote i need to live by

  • Adassko
    Adassko 3 months ago

  • avbro tune
    avbro tune 3 months ago +1

    no shit, great song

  • vegasbluedevil
    vegasbluedevil 3 months ago +1

    Hot diggity damn this is a great song :)

  • Al D
    Al D 3 months ago

    : (

  • Danny Martinez
    Danny Martinez 3 months ago

    is the intro speech from a movie?

  • Danny Martinez
    Danny Martinez 3 months ago

    is the intro speech from a movie?

  • Versalles
    Versalles 3 months ago +1


  • Fox Moth
    Fox Moth 3 months ago +1

    The nostalgic age of early 80's
    Anime really shows in your sounds....
    I plan to collaborate with you guys in the near future

  • Master Sir
    Master Sir 3 months ago

    Why the fuck does thos video put out 2 ads?

  • BradJones
    BradJones 3 months ago +10

    This is a secret gem.

  • Deckelsmouk
    Deckelsmouk 3 months ago +53

    Drive into the night, drive and drive ... until you see the light again.
    To all those lone souls out there, may you find what you are looking for =)

    • Taka liv
      Taka liv Month ago +2

      within the dark I am unseen and beyond judgement

  • Dan Wis
    Dan Wis 3 months ago

    River of the it YOU my blue babe´eee

  • Colin McNeil
    Colin McNeil 3 months ago +1

    Damn where's that sample from?

  • Flex Back
    Flex Back 3 months ago

    Who came here after watching nfs rivals video

  • rafal patryk
    rafal patryk 4 months ago +1

    Gr8 song but hurt so much...especially word's from beginning...YOU CAN'T DO IT TO YOU'RE SELF SHE MOVES ON...easy to say but not after divorce after...16 year's :(
    Anyway vodka+The Midnight is may fav drink :))))

  • Silver Man
    Silver Man 4 months ago +1

    That sax is saxy af!!!!

  • EM Nemesis
    EM Nemesis 4 months ago

    This gives me 80's vibe... No, it brings me back to 80's

  • coolblackrain11
    coolblackrain11 4 months ago


  • jt rich
    jt rich 4 months ago

    this song hits me in the feels. I cant love them anymore than i do now! mid night for life

  • Timothy McFadden
    Timothy McFadden 4 months ago

    Music takes me back to a better time when life was much easier...Love it...

  • whatsmy nameagain
    whatsmy nameagain 4 months ago

    In my imagination you would be making the soundtrack to a cowboy bebop movie starring keanu reeves

  • whatsmy nameagain
    whatsmy nameagain 4 months ago +1

    Intro is pure 80s life so damn good bro well played 10 /10

  • Simen Er
    Simen Er 4 months ago +1

    Just discovered this masterpiece😍

  • Phoenix Grace
    Phoenix Grace 4 months ago

    My new favorite band!!! Love it so much!!!

  • Fredy Nero
    Fredy Nero 4 months ago +13

    Que buena música en pleno verano 2019 en la playita viva los 80 mi adolencencia saludos desde Perú

  • Felipe Gonçalves
    Felipe Gonçalves 4 months ago

    I will use those music's to drive my 2000's car at the night. Just luv this :D ♡♡♡

  • HardRock 06
    HardRock 06 5 months ago

    Amazing sound, shitty vocal unfortunately...

    • HardRock 06
      HardRock 06 3 months ago

      Dare Run i guess you are a big fan of cardi b then... good for you dipshit!

    • Dare Run
      Dare Run 3 months ago +1

      lmao...calling these shitty vocals and saying that the 80s was the golden decade of heavenly vocals... you're adorable.

    • Liesl Sherer
      Liesl Sherer 3 months ago

      +HardRock 06 huh?

    • HardRock 06
      HardRock 06 3 months ago

      Liesl Sherer senin tipin ofsayt zaten

    • Liesl Sherer
      Liesl Sherer 3 months ago

      Aye I love his voice

  • Carol PDS
    Carol PDS 5 months ago +4

    That sax thou ♥️

  • Steven Coates
    Steven Coates 5 months ago +5

    I think the midnight are my new favorite band 😎😍😃🤗!!!

  • Micaela Alicaway
    Micaela Alicaway 5 months ago

    Timecop1983's Sky Prologue and Eyes Closed seems like to be River of Darkness' instrumental versions. Nice collaboration.

  • Sarah-Jane Hampson
    Sarah-Jane Hampson 5 months ago +9

    A friend introduced me to this. He told me it provokes a feeling of memories gone by... and hes totally right. I will love him forever for sharing them with me!

  • Octane Art Canada
    Octane Art Canada 5 months ago

    Electric longing...

  • memoranda1
    memoranda1 5 months ago

    Fuck man listening to New Retro Wave music brings you a different feeling.....a life you wish you lived but at the same it makes you feel like you're there for as long as the song lasts. Fucking humanity......i hate you all globalists. Long live Retro music....keep up the good work and let's hope for better things people.

  • Miles Dolding
    Miles Dolding 5 months ago

    By far their best song.

  • one Aleksis
    one Aleksis 5 months ago

    its...great...very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Robert Bodek
    Robert Bodek 5 months ago

    Good song. Nice work!

  • Nisaa Elleo
    Nisaa Elleo 5 months ago

    every song you make is absolutely beautiful. i have to see the midnight in concert

  • baggywhiskers
    baggywhiskers 5 months ago +8

    Does anyone else get a Mike and Eleven vibe from this song?

  • Volsung
    Volsung 6 months ago +13

    Smells like kavinsky somehow

  • Brandon Sparks
    Brandon Sparks 6 months ago +2

    Who ready for EDM remix 😎

  • tachyonicundy
    tachyonicundy 6 months ago +204

    To Whoever reads this : you are here becuase you are suppose to be. This song, this moment, you are here. You are here for a reason. Close your eyes feel. Belong to the moment. This is where we are.

    • Zountouh
      Zountouh 13 days ago

      Thank you

    • SublimeHawk6
      SublimeHawk6 22 days ago

      yeah im just here because i wanted to listen to some music actually but.. yeah..

    • Dario Quiroz
      Dario Quiroz 29 days ago


    • kumar rishikesh
      kumar rishikesh Month ago

      Thank you _()_

    • tetsuo strider
      tetsuo strider Month ago

      i am here listening to music wondering why i am so worthless and alone im not welcome in the world and i am ready to leave.

    PRUSSIAN KNIGHT 7 months ago +1

    Kristabelle if your reading this,im sorry.this song goes out to you,i love you

      PRUSSIAN KNIGHT 6 months ago

      +NeonAether thank you for having this song on your channel i subscribed

      PRUSSIAN KNIGHT 7 months ago

      +NeonAether thsnk you it means alot

      PRUSSIAN KNIGHT 7 months ago

      NeonAether thank you but are you kristabelle?

    • NeonAether
      NeonAether  7 months ago +2

      PK, it's ok and I care about you.

  • bhauger1
    bhauger1 7 months ago +18

    You were born in the city
    Concrete under your feet
    Living in a river of darkness
    You're a man on the street.

  • bhauger1
    bhauger1 7 months ago +7

    Glenn Frye wants his song back

    • orphanof CROM
      orphanof CROM 3 months ago

      +1tokeover You belong to the city

    • 1tokeover
      1tokeover 3 months ago

      Which song by Glenn Frye?

    • NeonAether
      NeonAether  7 months ago +3

      Glenn Fryre can pry it back from the Midnight's cold, dead hands. XD

  • Matthew Peterson
    Matthew Peterson 7 months ago +2

    • NeonAether
      NeonAether  7 months ago

      Dat sax tho.

    • Matthew Peterson
      Matthew Peterson 7 months ago +1

      NeonAether Way ahead of ya; I love their albums!

    • NeonAether
      NeonAether  7 months ago

      Listen to the full album. Does not disappoint.

  • Luis Gonzalez
    Luis Gonzalez 8 months ago

    Molly of Bon apetite brought me here

  • Ricardo Tort
    Ricardo Tort 8 months ago

    Amazing Song.
    Amazing Lyrics.

  • Mark Chase
    Mark Chase 8 months ago

    This song is a fucking masterpiece