All the Midnight lyrics that perfectly sum up the Sussex student experience

Nothing more relatable than “I’m the problem, it’s me”

The day has finally arrived, Taylor Swift has released her tenth studio album, Midnights.

Swift describes the album as “a wild ride” and “a collage of intensity, highs and lows and ebbs and flows”. This sums up the average experience of a Sussex uni student. From the best times, to some of the worst, we’ve picked out the most relatable lines from each song on Midnights.

Lavender Haze

“Staring at the ceiling with you oh, you don’t ever say too much”

Everyone has had this seminar experience at least once. If you’ve ever sat with people who don’t wanna talk or haven’t done the reading, you’ll feel this one.


“Sobbing with your head in your hands, ain’t that the way shit always ends?”

Waking up on Thursday morning after a night at Pryzm. We’ve all been there. You’ve missed your 9am, your phones dead and there’s a half eaten box of cheesy chips hidden in your bedding that you somehow managed to carry back from the seafront. You feel absolutely foul but you knew it was coming.


“It’s me. Hi. I’m the problem, it’s me”

At the start of each term we swear we’ll be sensible with that maintenance loan money. But let’s be real, it never lasts and there’s only one person to blame…


Snow on the beach

“I can’t speak, afraid to jinx it. I don’t even dare to wish it”

If you’ve ever had to look for a seat in the library during exam season, this one is for you. Going in with no expectations is key when trying to find a seat – don’t think too much about it and somehow you’ll stumble across one. Either that or you have to do that humiliating walk back out of the library. We’ve all been there…

You’re on your own kid

“The jokes weren’t funny, I took the money. My friends from home don’t know what to say”

If you’ve ever introduced your home friends to your uni friends, you’ll understand. Genuinely one of the oddest experiences. The jokes and vibes are completely different – trying to balance the two groups and the mix match of personalities is often hard. But it’s nothing a night out can’t fix.

Midnight Rain

“He wanted a bride, I was making my own name”

Uni is a time for meeting new people and experiencing new things. But I can guarantee you that many come to uni looking for a long term relationship and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. There’s also nothing wrong with not wanting that. Maybe just wait before wondering whether your love interest could turn into a potential future spouse.



“Did you ever have someone kiss you in a crowded room and every single one of your friends was makin’ fun of you”

It’s the end of the night, the lights come back on and you realise what you’ve done. You spent the whole night with someone you don’t actually find attractive and your friends will never let you live it down. Give it some time and it’ll be a funny memory that you can all laugh about. But until then, listen to your friends x

Vigilante Shit

“I don’t start shit but I can tell you how it ends”

We all know that the campus seagulls are out to cause trouble, and the absolute worst part is that we know they will always win. Like seeing into the future, we all know how it’s gonna end. You’ll have one less sandwich but at least you’ll have a funny story to tell your mates.


“Did all the credit and got graded on a curve”

You’ve spent all week working on an assignment only for your tutor to give you a few extra marks than normal. Was it worth it? Maybe. Will I do it again? Absolutely not.



“Oh no I’m falling in love again”

Seeing an above average looking person sat in the library. Is it the Northface coat or the desperation to do anything but study? Who knows but we’ve all experienced it.


“Ask me what I’ve learned from all those years, ask me what I’ve learned from all those tears”

Genuine thoughts that any 3rd or 4th year has had at any point in their degree. Don’t think too deeply into it otherwise it’s very easy to spiral. If in doubt just remember why you’re really at uni. For the vibes, student discounts and somewhat a degree.

Sweet Nothing

“Outside, they’re pushing and shoving. You’re in the kitchen humming”

The campus co-op staff preparing for the lunchtime rush. There’s nothing I’d rather do less than get between a hungry student and their co-op meal deal. Give the staff a raise and something to defend themselves with.


“And I swear, I’m only cryptic and Machiavellian ’cause I care”

Those students who act all mysterious when introducing themselves in the smoking area on a night out. Usually the type to educate you on the basics of bitcoin and mansplain the most basic of concepts. They see it as their very own form of flirting but it just comes across as odd. Then you find out they study politics and it suddenly it all makes sense.


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