BECAUSE THE NIGHT

Live 05 Jul 1978 version


[Spoken intro:] This is for my man right down here. These guys too.

[Piano intro]

Take me now baby here as I am
Hold me close, try and understand
I work all day out in the hot sun
Break my back until the morning come

Well come on now try to hear my plea
I work all day pushing for the man
Daylight's gone, take me under your cover
They can't hurt us now
They can't hurt us now
They can't hurt us now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us

What I got I have earned
What I'm not baby I have learned
Love is an angel disguised as lust
In my bed till the morning comes

Well come on now try and understand
I work all day pushing for the man
When daylight's gone just take me under your covers
They can't hurt us now
They can't hurt us now
They can't hurt us now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us

Our love it seeds with doubt
The vicious circle turns and burns without
You know I cannot live, forgive me now
Because the time has come, just take it now
They can't hurt us now
They can't hurt us now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night

[Guitar solo]

One, two, three!
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to, say!
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 05 Jul 1978 performance of BECAUSE THE NIGHT at The Forum in Inglewood, CA, during the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour.

Ticket stub for the 05 Jul 1978 show at The Forum, Inglewood, CA
Ticket stub for the 05 Jul 1978 show at The Forum, Inglewood, CA
Pass for the 05 Jul 1978 show at The Forum, Inglewood, CA
Pass for the 05 Jul 1978 show at The Forum, Inglewood, CA
(Taken from Brucebase)

This show was filmed in part by KABC TV and there is also some silent super-8 footage that shows Springsteen playing a Fender Stratocaster instead of the usual Telecaster. An interview with Springsteen was carried out backstage after the show by reporter J. J. Jackson for Eye Witness News. Ten minutes of this interview were broadcast on 07 Jul 1978.

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Available Versions

List of available versions of BECAUSE THE NIGHT on this website:

BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Official studio version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Unofficial studio version 1]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Unofficial studio version 2]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 30 May 1978 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 01 Jul 1978 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 05 Jul 1978 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 07 Jul 1978 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 08 Jul 1978 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 09 Jul 1978 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 12 Jul 1978 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 14 Jul 1978 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 15 Jul 1978 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 16 Jul 1978 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 18 Jul 1978 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 09 Aug 1978 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 19 Sep 1978 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 30 Sep 1978 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 08 Dec 1978 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 15 Dec 1978 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 03 Oct 1980 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 28 Dec 1980 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 29 Dec 1980 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 31 Dec 1980 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 05 Jun 1981 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 17 Jul 1984 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 12 Jun 1985 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 27 Sep 1985 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 11 Jun 1988 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 12 Apr 2014 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 17 Jan 2016 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Patti Smith Group's cover version]

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