Round Midnight

from by Nazneen Rahman

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I've always loved the melody of this track, but not the words. So I changed them. In the spirit of jazz.


It begins to tell, round midnight, round midnight
I do pretty well, till after sundown,
Suppertime I'm feeling sad,
But it really gets bad, round midnight.
Memories are so sharp round midnight, round midnight
I haven't got the heart to stand those memories,
Daytime fears I lock inside
But at midnight there’s nowhere to hide.

When the whisky glass chinks its warning
Know my pain will not end till morning.
I long to start over but keep falling behind
You’re out of my arms and I’m out of my mind

All my hopes are crossed, at midnight, at midnight
I can’t bear the loss of all my futures.
For my life was wrapped in you
But now it’s broken in two

It begins to tell, round midnight, round midnight
I’m an empty shell of blunt emotions
Wishing you could feel it too.
But old midnight knows we’re through.


from My Funny Valentine, released October 14, 2013
Music Thelonious Monk & Cootie Williams
Lyrics Berni Hanighen & Nazneen Rahman
Vocals Nazneen Rahman
Sax Haroon Taylor
Production Joe Davison for Auburn Jam Music


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Nazneen Rahman London, UK

I sing stories to make sense of the world. To wonder and wander. I hope my music inspires some journeys for you. My music has jazz, sophisti-pop, trip-hop and folktronica influences. Thanks for listening.

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