From the song Memory:

When the dawn comes
Tonight will be a memory too
And a new day will begin
Burnt out ends of smoky days
The stale court smell of morning
A street lamp dies
Another night is over
Another day is dawning

How do you understand that?

  • 1
    I clicked on the link hoping this would be a Nicki Minaj track. If it were, I could've just said that lyrics these days don't make sense like it used to, back when music was golden.
    – Varun Nair
    Feb 4, 2016 at 7:09
  • But mornings are supposed to be about freshness and a new beginning, right ?
    – Varun Nair
    Feb 4, 2016 at 7:30

1 Answer 1


It's a typo! (of sorts)

The still cold smell of morning here

The stale cold smell of morning here

  • Oh, that 'eureka' moment! :o (+1) Thanks for this!
    – shin
    Feb 4, 2016 at 7:43
  • Strange there's so many different versions of that one line.
    – Peter
    Feb 4, 2016 at 7:52

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