Because the night

sunset xmas beach june 20191

Image: Su Leslie 2019

Day 29 of 30 Days, 30 Songs. I’m looking at the list of possible songs I made at the start and wondering why so few have been posted — and how those that have made the cut.

Simple choice today. Patti Smith is incredibly talented and Because the Night (written with Bruce Springsteen) is a great song.

Take me now, baby, here as I am
Pull me close, try and understand
Desire is hunger is the fire I breathe
Love is a banquet on which we feed

[Pre-Chorus]
Come on now try and understand
The way I feel when I’m in your hands
Take my hand come undercover
They can’t hurt you now
Can’t hurt you now, can’t hurt you now

[Chorus]
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us

[Verse 2]
Have I doubt when I’m alone
Love is a ring, the telephone
Love is an angel disguised as lust
Here in our bed until the morning comes

[Pre-Chorus]
Come on now try and understand
The way I feel under your command
Take my hand as the sun descends
They can’t touch you now
Can’t touch you now, can’t touch you now

[Chorus]
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us

[Bridge]
With love we sleep
With doubt the vicious circle
Turn and burns
Without you I cannot live
Forgive, the yearning burning
I believe it’s time, too real to feel
So touch me now, touch me now, touch me now

[Chorus]
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
Because tonight there are two lovers
If we believe in the night we trust
Because tonight belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust
Because tonight belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust

10,000 Maniacs did a good cover of this in  1993. Worth listening to.

Sarah at Art Exhibition has hosted 30 Days, 30 Songs during June. You can hear her latest choice here.

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25 thoughts on “Because the night

  1. Point made (from my previous comment)! I love Patti Smith. I love her voice and the way she looks. Last time we saw her, I can’t even remember what the song was, but she dedicated it to those we had lost and asked us to stand while she spoke the names of her losses – Robert Mapplethorpe, Fred Smith etc. It was just after my dad died, so about this time 4 years ago, and I just stood there with tears running down my face. I get quite emotional now just remembering.

    I listened to 10,000 Maniacs. Not bad, but it needs Patti’s voice.

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