BECAUSE THE NIGHT

Live 30 Sep 1978 version


[Piano intro]

Take me now baby here as I am
Pull me close, try and understand
I worked all day out in the hot sun
Break my back till the evening come

Come on now try and understand
I worked 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 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
Well love is an angel that comes at dusk
I stay in my bed till the morning come

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

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

[Guitar solo]

Go!
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


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 30 Sep 1978 performance of BECAUSE THE NIGHT at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA, during the Darkness On The Edge OF Town Tour.

The 30 Sep 1978 Show

The 30 Sep 1978 show at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA, was broadcast by about twenty FM radio stations throughout the Southeastern United States. This was a make-up show that was originally slated for 23 Jul 1978 (see ad and ticket below) but was postponed due to Springsteen coming down with a throat infection. On the audio recording, Springsteen can be heard apologising for being sick and missing the original date.

Promotional ad for the postponed 30 Sep 1978 show at Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Promotional ad for the postponed 30 Sep 1978 show at Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
(Taken from Brucebase)
Ticket stub for the postponed 30 Sep 1978 show at Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Ticket stub for the postponed 30 Sep 1978 show at Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA

  1. GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT
  2. BADLANDS
  3. SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT
  4. DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
  5. INDEPENDENCE DAY
  6. THE PROMISED LAND
  7. PROVE IT ALL NIGHT
  8. RACING IN THE STREET
  9. THUNDER ROAD
  10. JUNGLELAND
  11. SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN
  12. NIGHT TRAIN
  13. FIRE
  14. CANDY'S ROOM
  15. BECAUSE THE NIGHT
  16. POINT BLANK
  17. SHE'S THE ONE
  18. BACKSTREETS
  19. ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)
  20. BORN TO RUN
  21. TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT
  22. DETROIT MEDLEY
  23. RAISE YOUR HAND

The 30 Sep 1978 broadcast from Fox Theatre was commercially released in Europe. Since 2005 some enterprising record labels in Europe (mostly in the UK) have been releasing Bruce Springsteen radio and TV broadcasts (and some soundboard recordings) from the seventies, eighties, and nineties. Though these releases are not authorized by Bruce Springsteen or his record company, they are lawful due to a legal loophole in Europe.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia USA 30th September 1978
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia USA 30th September 1978

3xCD - Echoes (ECHO3CD2031) - UK, 2014

This release contains the 30 Sep 1978 broadcast from Fox Theatre.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia USA 30th September 1978
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia USA 30th September 1978

4xLP - Echoes (ECHO4LP2031) - UK, 2015

This release contains the 30 Sep 1978 broadcast from Fox Theatre.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Fox Theater, Atlanta, Georgia, 1978
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Fox Theater, Atlanta, Georgia, 1978

3xCD - Live Wire (LW2006) - UK, 2015

This release contains the 30 Sep 1978 broadcast from Fox Theatre.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Foxy Night 1978
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Foxy Night 1978

3xCD - Leftfield Media (LFM3CD537) - UK, 2015

This release contains the 30 Sep 1978 broadcast from Fox Theatre.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Complete 1978 Radio Broadcasts
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Complete 1978 Radio Broadcasts

15xCD - Sound Stage (SSCDBOX10) - UK, 2015

This release contains the 09 Aug 1978 broadcast from The Agora, the 07 Jul 1978 broadcast from The Roxy Theatre, the 19 Sep 1978 broadcast from Capitol Theatre, the 30 Sep 1978 broadcast from Fox Theatre, and the 15 Dec 1978 broadcast from Winterland Ballroom.

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 31 Jul 2012 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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