I couldn't find someone to go with
Broken-hearted I went by myself
Then I saw her
Standing alone across the room
Shining brighter than a full moon
Yah she was so beautiful
Walked over and asked her if she
wanted to dance
She smiled so lovely, and then said yes
Dancing and laughing, having so much fun
Dancing and laughing and falling in love
I couldn't believe it
You were just what I always dreamed of
How could this happen, to a guy like me
And then they turned the lights down low
And the music played real slow
The touch of you took my breath away
Holding you tightly, in a warm
I've never been so close to heaven
As precious as a swan gliding through a pond
That night we both had fallen in love
about Prom Night
is the one song we have that was somehow destined to
become a classic. Even
though it's not intentional, it always ends up being the
song that reaches all of the band's milestones.
It's the song we opened our first show with, the
first song we ever recorded, the first song we ever
uploaded, the first song on our very first album, and
the one song that everyone just seems to fall in love
with for some reason.
I can't remember exactly what motivated me to
write Prom Night, but I suspect it had
something to do with the fact that all the girls I
really wanted to take to Prom turned me down.
However, what I do know for sure is, when writing
Prom Night, I wanted to make a song with
meaningful lyrics, and a lot of emotion.
started writing Prom Night while in Speech
class on October 14, 1996, where I wrote the first two
verses of the song.
Then on October 17, 1996, while in the school
library, I wrote the chorus and the next two verses.
And finally, January 11, 1997, while at home on
my trusty bonus room couch where most songs are written,
I wrote the final chorus, and was finally finished with
the song. This
was actually a really easy song to write, taking no more
than an hour and a half to finish.
In the studio, we pretty much recorded the song
on our first take.
Listen, enjoy, and let us know what you think!
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