This is about those ads they show late at night - yes those ads, the ones that target adult buyers only, the ones that cannot be screened before 10pm. Watching them doesn't make you depraved. And yet, sometimes, it doesn't matter that you don't buy directly. Not when you can get it nearby for free. Either way, just watching it advertised can make you think you need it - whether you really want it or not.

This is actually based on two pre-existing songs, both by the same band. The subject is inspired by 'Whispers and Moans' by Crowded House, but it was thought up to the tune of 'Amsterdam', a new song they are releasing later this year. And just to keep name-dropping, there's probably a bit of 'Into Temptation' in there, too.


Late Night Sale

Liberty and depravity
So often become the same thing
Sitting up, watching TV
Almost didn't hear the phone ring
Yeah I'm up, not a lot to do
Can I come do nothing with you?
Come round, I'll put
The front light on for you

We watch the adverts come and go
Til we see one that we both know
It offers what you need
To set yourself free
Hack away at the telephone wire
Let my credit card pin expire
We make short shrift
Of the conmen and the liars

We lay ourselves out skin to skin
I was the one who let you in
Our sins flare up at night
And make us feel bright
So let's run between the sheets
I can't wait to feel complete
It's a truth built on deceit
But it feels alright

You whisper something in my ear
I'm half asleep, and I don't hear
But I like how the sound
Cancels out my fears
We both know what comes next
It's a tryst with no pretext
Not being alone
Just adds up to sex

We lay ourselves out skin to skin
I was the one who let you in
Our sins flare up at night
And make us feel bright
So let's run between the sheets
I can't wait to feel complete
It's a truth built on deceit
But it feels alright

You sigh when it's been done
And you say that it's been fun
But will you still think so
In the light of the sun
I feel I have much left to say
But my body gets in the way
And we can't seem to talk
Any other way