BECAUSE THE NIGHT

Live 11 Jun 1988 version


Take me now baby here as I am
Hold me close try and understand
I work all day out in the hot sun
Stay with me now till the morning comes

Well come on now try and understand
The way I feel when I'm in your hand
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 us
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us

What I got I have earned
What I am baby I have learned
Desire and hunger is the fire I breathe
Stay with me now till the morning comes

Yeah 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 us
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us

Your love it seeds in doubt
The vicious circle turns and burns without
You know I cannot live, forgive me now
But time has come to take the moment and
They can't hurt us now
No baby

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

[Guitar solo]

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
Because the night, baby
Because the night
Because the night, baby
Because the night, whao!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 11 Jun 1988 performance of BECAUSE THE NIGHT at Stadio Comunale in Turin, Italy, during the Tunnel Of Love Express Tour.

Promotional poster for the 11 Jun 1988 show at Stadio Comunale, Turin, Italy
Promotional poster for the 11 Jun 1988 show at Stadio Comunale, Turin, Italy
Ticket stub for the 11 Jun 1988 show at Stadio Comunale, Turin, Italy
Ticket stub for the 11 Jun 1988 show at Stadio Comunale, Turin, Italy
(Taken from Brucebase)

Initially two shows at Stadio Comunale were announced, on 11 and 12 Jun 1988 (see the above promotional poster). 55,000 ticket for the first night were sold out, but only about 7,000 tickets for the second night were sold. The second show was cancelled due to poor ticket sales and the tickets became valid for the first night's show.

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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