Music Monday- Neon Love

Beautiful black and white rose with note on the petals

In looking over my previous Music Mondays, I noticed I didn’t have a post that made me think of Northanger Abbey. This song is a little different than I would usually pick but it was suggested by Leenie Brown and I think it really works. I hope you enjoy!

 

There’s a long line up down the street outside
They can roll it up in their daddy’s ride
Like they just got paid, head straight to the valet
No room at the bar you can barely move
People getting bottle service in the corner booth
Sipping $1K champagne, must be somebody’s birthday

And there’s drunk girls in the bathroom
Acting like they’re best friends, talking boyfriends
Yeah you know they do, like grown up high school

Girls looking for a guy with money to blow
Guys looking for a girl they can get back home
Numbers on napkins, shots on shots
Everybody work, work, working what they got
Like the whole room just turned 21
Some looking for forever, some just for fun
All the names are new and the night is young
Everybody in here just falling into neon love
Love (Na na na na, na na na na)

It’s a whiskey kiss, making out like eyes
It’s hands on hips under dark blue lights
Moving slow, in the midnight glow

There’s still drunk girls in the bathroom
Acting like they’re best friends, talking boyfriends
Crying mascara, holding their hair up (Hey!)

Girls looking for a guy with money to blow
Guys looking for a girl they can get back home
Numbers on napkins, shots on shots
Everybody work, work, working what they got
Like the whole room just turned 21
Some looking for forever, some just for fun
All the names are new and the night is young
Everybody in here just falling into neon love
Love (Na na na na) Yeah (Na na na na)
Falling into neon love

There’s drunk girls in the bathroom
Acting like they’re best friends, talking boyfriends
It’s a masquerade, such a wicked game

Girls looking for a guy with money to blow
Guys looking for a girl they can get back home
Numbers on napkins, shots on shots
Everybody work, work, working what they got
Like the whole room just turned 21
Some looking for forever, some just for fun
All the names are new and the night is young
Everybody in here just falling into neon love
Love (Falling into neon love)
Love, just falling into neon love
Love (Na na na na) Love (Na na na na)

Writer(s): JASON MCEWEN, JEFF PARDO, MADELINE MERLO

2 thoughts on “Music Monday- Neon Love

    1. Oh, I totally agree. I never did that sort of thing and worked 30 hours a week in college during the school year and usually 60 during the summer. Nothing annoys me more than someone running up a huge bill and not even paying attention to the total because they’re paying with mommy and daddy’s credit card. However, I do see how it could relate to Northanger Abbey and the scene in which Catherine meets Henry Tilney. Most of Austen’s other balls seem to have overtones of serious courtship but this assembly is really just about trying to have a good time and how elated Catherine is that she gets to dance at all when she knows no one. No one there is looking for a permanent partner based on the one evening. And yet, she does get to meet Mr. Tilney again. That’s echoed a few more times with her dancing with Mr. Thorpe (ew, definitely not wanting anything with him) and Isabella dancing with James and then later with Captain Tilney.

      Or, interpret it another way: all the balls in Austen are full of rich people who are partying their lives away. I often say Austen’s heroines are millionaires complaining about not being billionaires.

      If nothing else, I thought it was fun musically. I quite like this artist now that I’ve found her.

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