BECAUSE THE NIGHT

Live 12 Jul 1978 version


[Piano intro]

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

Come on now try and understand
I work all day pushing for the man
Daylight's gone, 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 lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers

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

Come on now try and understand
The way I feel when I'm in your hands
Take me now as the sun descends
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 lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to love

Our love it seeds with doubt
The vicious circle turns and burns without
You know I cannot live, forgive me now
The time has come to take the moment and
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
Because the night
Because the night
Because the night

[Guitar solo]

[Recording cut]


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 12 Jul 1978 performance of BECAUSE THE NIGHT at Dallas Convention Center Theater in Dallas, TX, during the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour.

Ticket stub for the 12 Jul 1978 show at Dallas Convention Center Theater, Dallas, TX
Ticket stub for the 12 Jul 1978 show at Dallas Convention Center Theater, Dallas, TX

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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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