2 AM (Anna Nalick)


Since I’m a recent graduate of my high school, I happen to be in a some sort of “reunion” a little too often.
And a major part of the guests of these events consist of other recent graduates, who are quite likely my (then-) friends.

I absolutely adore the idea of getting together with people I haven’t seen for a while, but it’s truly a challenge to see them all at the same time.
Even I, who detests small talks, have found refuge in the good old “so how’s everything” and “yeah, all is well”s.

Please don’t get me wrong. I genuinely love some of these people.
Some of them I have been dying to see for a long time. Some I didn’t even imagine to see ever again, who simply appeared in front of me.

But here’s a “secret” everyone actually knows:
This is life.
And every individual’s life is completely separate from the other.

And there are only a handful of meeting points, and we waste them regretlessly on the quick “So, how’s it going?”s

“Cause you can’t jump the track, we’re like cars on a cable,
And life’s like an hourglass, glued to the table.”

On the rare chance that I do meet new people at these events, they too disappear in this blurry little night of “reminiscing” and that’s that.
They become something to shortly smile about for the next month.
After that, they’re the blur themselves.

I also feel like, that, I am forgetting how to behave at these things.
Was I really that good at handling medium-sized crowds before, or was it just that the crowds were not that crowded at all?

As you may notice, I tonight has left me perplexed with its speed; and the beer certainly is not helping.


2 AM and I’m still awake, writing a song
If I get it all down on paper, it’s no longer inside of me,
Threatening the life it belongs to
And I feel like I’m naked in front of the crowd
Cause these words are my diary, screaming out loud
And I know that you’ll use them, however you want to

Dear WordPressers, this is my diary;
And I don’t know what these words amount to, but they are all that I am.
Even when they are painfully confusing.



4 thoughts on “2 AM (Anna Nalick)

  1. I love this song! But I have to admit, this was my first time listening to the original. I’ve always been listening to the cover done on Grey’s Anatomy and sang by Chyler Leigh. Her cover sounds a lot like the original though, in my opinion.

    • Oh me too!
      I just gave Chyler Leigh’s version a listen, and she sounds lovely – I didn’t even know she sang! And you’re right they’re very similar.
      Thank you for stopping by and commenting Mary! Have a great day 🙂

  2. It’s funny because as you get older, you become part of larger and larger communities, yet at the same time, your circle of true friends gets smaller and smaller and you really highlight that aspect in your post. I always thought that when I came home from college, I would want to spend time with as many people as possible from my high school days. Yet, when that day finally came, I found myself spending time with the same crew of people that had been by my side since elementary school and wanting nothing to do with all the fast friends I made just to survive all my classes.

    Great post, and amazing song choice. 🙂

    • You’re absolutely right on all this.
      It’s that, I always thought that I would have the time and mentality to keep being friends with everyone I once friends with. I still think the idea of knowing that our friendships are temporary is heartbreaking. And it surprises me each time I experience it.

      Thank you so much, I love this song and I honestly could hear it all day in my head when I was experiencing the things I wrote about.

      Thank you also for taking time to commenting so thoughtfully on it.
      Come back anytime 🙂

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