For a large portion of the world, there are two exceptions to the standard 24-hour day; a 23-hour day in late winter or early spring, and a 25-hour day in autumn. In the U.S. we learn to adjust the clocks at 2:00 a.m. In the autumn we essentially experience that time twice… once when the clock first strikes 2, and an hour later when it strikes 2 again. Meanwhile, in the spring, the hour between 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. disappears. So the song is a reflection on this time warping practice, and the fact that there is nothing more valuable than time.
tell me it’s too soon to say goodbyeso unfair to spring ahead and lose this precious time
2am againit’s 2am againwish we could turn back time and stay this way wheneverhow is this possibleseems so illogicalmaybe a miracle or the greatest magic trick ever
favorite holidays may never lastbest day of the year is when we turn the clocks back
carry me away to the place called forget-me-notgather up my life, take it all to the parking lotcarry me away to the place called forget-me-notsettle all my scores, then what’s left give it to the poor
Jiroemon Kimura died of natural causes in a hospital in his hometown of Kyōtango, western Japan, at 2:08 a.m. on June 12, 2013. He was 116 years old.
when the daylight finally goes away againstars will shine through night to lead the wayhigher than the clouds beyond the mountain rangememories for another day
we can live to be 116 like 木村 次郎右衛門 did
if I had to do it all again I would call youtell you everything I never said when we were friends
lately I can’t see what’s right in front of memake the same mistakes from way back whenpicture every moment and it’s clear to seelove will give us everything
there are a lot of things that I wanna do before I leave this place, but I know if I don’t that’s ok‘cause I am grateful for every breath and every day that I seemaybe I will get lucky and live to be 80, or maybe win the lottery of life and live 90 years oldbut what about 100? what about 100 years old? if I could live to see the year 2068and what would my life be like in the future? what would my life be like for me then? what would my life be like for me then?
Instead of musical notation, La Monte Young’s “Piano Piece for Terry Riley #1” has a simple set of instructions: "Push the piano up to a wall... Push as hard as you can... The piece is over when you are too exhausted to push any longer." The composition is dated, “2:10 A.M., November 8, 1960.”
Lillian Asplund, a survivor of the Titanic, kept silent about the tragedy for most of her life. But she kept a shoe box filled with items recovered from her father, who died that fateful day. Among the items in the box was her father’s watch, which was stopped at 2:19, one minute before the titanic sunk, and presumably the moment her father hit the water.
never be afraid to take a look inside the box you keep has buried treasure that can set you freedo not be afraid life can be sweet there is a way to find your peaceflowers in the garden remind me of you
it’s ok to cry you don’t need an alibiit’s best to speak your mind cause if you don’t the pain may grow with time
Carlos Hevia was the president of Cuba for less than 40 hours. After recognizing that his presidency was doomed before it began, he walked out of the presidential palace in the middle of the night, stating “I am going back to my cane fields to cut cane.” At around 2:20 a.m. he started making his way back to his home.
the people of this land deserve a herosomeone who’s not afraid to give them all the voice they never had beforea leader needs a little reassurancebroken promises open revolving doors
on a beautiful nightwith the stars up in the skyyeah everything is gonna be alrightslowly we’ll make our way back to the place we call home
the people like to speak of revolutionand all the workers plan to strike at least until they get their wayresilience is my biggest consolationback in the sugar fields everyday cutting caneme in my sugar fields everyday cutting caneso home we will go
out of darkness there will be a guiding lightpower to the peoplemaybe someday we will finally get it rightgood vs evilI don’t know if there will ever come a daywhen we’ll get togetherI think it’s better off that we should leave this waywish for peace in our time and a country god’s willing to save
From Annapolis to Havana he tried to build a bridge but neither side was willing. In ‘34 intrigue, not integrity was the coin. He chose his cane fields rather than grasp the fleeting. One hundred years later who knows what might have been...
On February 25, 1942, air raid sirens sounded at 2:25 a.m. throughout Los Angeles County. A total blackout was ordered and a barrage of artillery lit up the night sky, trying to take down an unseen enemy. In the end, the military realized that there was no enemy.
everyone turn out the lightsthey won’t see us if we all stay out of sightone by land and two by seathere’s no need ‘cause with our radar we can see the enemy
we won’t fallwe won’t fail
see the thunder coming downraining fire on our sacred tinseltownthough the battle’s just begunwe will fight the enemy with every bullet from every gun
At 2:32 a.m. on September 16, 1979, two families in East Germany took off in a homemade hot air balloon that they built in secret, in an attempt to escape the communist country by crossing the border to West Germany.
all the colorsforming patternshold and surround usblinding floodlightswalls and wireswaiting to find usflames and firelift us higherstay to protect usjust until we’re safe and sound
we are flying, weightless, high up in the airwhile the rest of the world is sleeping without a carewe are tired, exhausted, ready for the endand whatever is next we’re never coming back again
we’re lookin’ for freedomno more hiding in the shadowsfear will not define uswe’re gonna find our future now
we are tiredbut not beatenwe refuse tobe defeatedwe’re lookin’ forfreedom
A YouTube video titled “Movie on 11 22 17 at 2 36 AM” shows an interview between two college students around the subject of social media and relationships. The interviewee recalls a relationship he was in that started out with a person he met through social media. The song is a fictionalized version of the relationship from the point of view of the other person, who is still slightly obsessed with the interviewee.
there’s a hole in my headI wanna fill it with memories of you and me
it’s been a couple of years that have passed since it endedI know the way that we left it made it seem like certain things were better left alonethere were a couple of things that I said I regret itbut if I see you again I’m gonna try to get back into your phone
want what we want despite good intentionssee what it is we wanna believemaybe it’s just a healthy obsession
it’s so lateand I really wanna see yayeah I’m thinkin’ about you every day and every nightI’m so tireddon’t know what to do without youit’s like a little piece of me is gone insidecan’t you seejust what you’re doing to meI try to sleep but I can’t stop thinkin’ of a life with youand though I tryI feel so empty insidebaby you and me could make some beautiful dreams come truewithout youI don’t know what to domy feelings feel misled I’ve got a hole in my headI wanna fill it with all the things we could do
When Germans finally signed surrender papers in Reims, France, U.S. military were at a loss for words when attempting to properly memorialize the moment. General Eisenhower walked in the room, asked for a pen, and succinctly wrote, “The mission of this Allied Force was fulfilled at 0241, local time, May 7th, 1945.” The song is written from the point of view of citizens of four countries: U.S., in a celebratory mood; France, relieved with the end of the atrocities of war; Ukraine, having been displaced and not knowing if a return home is possible; and Greece, where suffering continues in the form of civil war.
the mission of this allied force was fulfilled at 0241 local time May 7th 1945
le soleil sur mon visagele jour est meilleurplus de pleurs ni de carnageparti est l'oppresseur
Як ми моглипередбачити страждання?Поспішаючи, ми покинули селоМи чекаємо погоди з моряВзяти нас там, де ми належимо
χρόνια πολλά περιμένωτα δεινά δεν σταματάνε ποτέκακό σκυλί ψόφο δεν έχειπαρά τις ταλαιπωρημένες φωνές
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry crashed a plane at 2:45 a.m. on December 30, 1935 in the Libyan desert as part of a race. Saint-Exupéry and his navigator survived the crash, only to face dehydration in the desert heat. Their only sustenance was a small amount of coffee, white wine, some grapes and an orange. Years later Saint-Exupéry would write the classic, The Little Prince, which begins with a pilot being stranded in the desert.
there’s something out there that will take you to a place beyond theevery day make it rain seize the day take what you canit’s up to you to do whatever thing you wanna do and never letanyone anywhere tell you you can’tand someday if you find you’re standing in the very place younever thought anyone anywhere believed you could bebelieve in all of the possibilities that life canbring you if you only try to live in the light of broken dreams
melting away your metaphorschoosing the day that your spirit will soarlucky to have your fortitudeluckier yet that you didn’t lose moremaybe it’s part of destinymaybe it’s all just a part of the planbut the dangers of blindly speeding throughspace and time inevitablylead you to a different fategotta get up and start again
un demi-litre de caféun quart de litre de vin blancaussi un peu de raisin et une orange
Using a sub-machine gun a man hijacked American Airlines Flight 119, on June 23, 1972. Not knowing whether they would survive the ordeal, flight crew and passengers alike endured until the hijacker jumped out of the plane the next day at 2:50 a.m.
everything is quiet in the nightengines outside humming through the skythe longest day forever is over fastthe man with the loaded gun ain’t comin’ back
but I don’t know if I’ll make it back home
we’re flying back in an empty planeand nothing else will ever be the samenow the new day will soon beginleave the past to start all over again
don't know if I’ll make it back homeback to you
the changes that were made will change the things I say to youdon’t know if there’s a way back to make my way back to you
On August 28, 2007 at 2:58 a.m., Paul Addis prematurely set the Burning Man effigy on fire, four days before it was scheduled to be ignited. Disillusioned by the commercialization of the festival, Addis was quoted as saying, “This was not an act of vengeance, it was one of love… a love of the ethos that is fading at Burning Man.”
call the police and let them know that something wrong is going ontape is on the doorlock, something here is wrongneed more information, darkest before the dawn
they came in bluejeans, no uniformsthey looked disheveled, tattered and tornpolice in plainclothes, they showed their badgeknock at the window, who can they catchpolice in plainclothes, who will they catch
someone’s hiding in the shadows, someone’s hiding in the darkdon’t know what they’re doing, don’t know who they aresomeone’s in the building, they’re not going farnothing like it anywhere