My Sunday Song – “Adrenaline” by Matt Nathanson

For My Sunday Song #214, we are going to discuss the song “Adrenaline” off Matt Nathanson’s album ‘Show Me Your Fangs’ from 2015. The album contained 4 singles and next to “Headphones” this might be my favorite single off the album. It charted as high as #26 on the US Adult Alternative Charts and did as well as “Headphones”.

I picture “Adrenaline” as a song about longing and desire. After a bad breakup and you run in to that person again and you want to be with them so badly you can taste it. All you remember is how great it was and wanting to capture that desire, that passion that emotion one more time and if you could grab hold, you wouldn’t let go this time. Lyrically, the song captures that feeling beautifully as well as full of some imagery of Los Angeles and of that desire that make the song a little on the sexy side.

Musically the songs starts off with an almost angelic vocals full of echo and a haunting delivery. There is a great drum beat throughout that gets you moving and bobbing the head. The highlight for me is how Matt delivers the song vocally. They way he dances with the lyrics and loses himself in the lyrics makes you feel everything that the song is trying to make you feel. A talent on both as a songwriter and a singer and when those too mesh together in the right way, you are treated with something magical and this song is exactly that.

Give the song a listen and let me know what you think. I hope it grabs you like it does me. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful and Happy Sunday!

“Adrenaline”

I’d never fall in love with someone else again
If I could only taste your lips and this adrenaline
I’d never leave here, never leave your bed

I forgot how good this could feel
Close my eyes, holding the steering wheel
Spilling my confessions, midnight on the 405

We really shouldn’t be left alone
The way we get into each other’s bones, yeah
‘Cause you’ve got your life now and I’ve got mine

Take me home, I’m dying

I’d never fall in love with someone else again
If I could only taste your lips and this adrenaline
I’d never leave here, never leave your bed
I’d never leave here, never leave your bed

You said you still remember the words
To every single song that we heard
Driving California, sky looked like a swimming pool

Ever since you pulled me apart
In darkness in that garden in Echo Park
Dreams come easy, I just disappear in you

Let’s stop all this talking

I’d never fall in love with someone else again
If I could only taste your lips and this adrenaline
I’d never leave here, never leave your bed
I’d never leave here, never leave your bed

I can’t stand it when you’re not with me
I can’t stand it, I fall at your feet
You’re not the answer, but I can’t stand to be alone

I’d never fall in love with someone else again
If I could only taste your lips and this adrenaline
I’d never leave here, never leave your bed

I’d never fall in love with someone else again
If I could only taste your lips and this adrenaline
I’d never leave here, never leave your bed

Written by Matt Nathanson, Rob Kleiner and Aaron Tap

11 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “Adrenaline” by Matt Nathanson

  1. Interesting point about the singer + songwriter components: some singers may be great performers, but aren’t as strong at writing their own material. Others may shine at writing, but are less gifted at singing. Nice when someone like Matt does both jobs quite well!

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    1. I agree 100% with Mr. Stephen. Amazing as well when songwriters can take a song about what they went through and put it down into words. Healing I suppose would be the term I think.
      Good stuff John.

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