BECAUSE THE NIGHT

Live 23 Nov 2002 version


[Spoken intro (Bruce Springsteen):] Thanks. We got some friends of ours here tonight, they'll come up and be with us. We got Dave Stewart, come on up. And Bono, come on up.

Bono:Take me now baby here as I am
Pull me close, try and understand
I work all day out in the sun
Take me now till the morning come

Bono: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
Can't hurt us now
Can't hurt us now

Bono:Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us

Bruce Springsteen:What I got baby I earned
What I'm not yeah I have learned
Desire and hunger is the fire I breathe
Stay in my bed till the morning comes

Springsteen and Bono:Come on now try and understand
The way I feel under your command
Take my hand as the sun descends
Bono:They can't hurt us now
Bruce Springsteen:They can't hurt us now
Bono:They can't hurt us now

Springsteen and Bono:Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night
Bono:Belongs to us

Bruce Springsteen:Your love is here and now
Springsteen and Bono:The vicious circle turns and burns without
Bono:You know I cannot live, forgive me now
But time has come to take this moment and
They can't hurt us now
Bruce Springsteen:They can't hurt us now
Bono:They can't hurt us now

Springsteen and Bono:Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night
Bono:Belongs to us

Dave Stewart:[Guitar solo]
Bruce Springsteen:[Guitar solo]
Bono:Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go!
Crowd:Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go!

Springsteen and Bono:Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
Bono:I just wanna draw lines in the sand
We're building a church, not made of hands
We'll reach into the night, we'll reach into a prayer
We'll reach into a night that will never end
Because the night belongs to lovers
Springsteen and Bono:Because the night belongs to us
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night
Bono:Belongs to us

Info

The above lyrics are for the live 23 Nov 2002 performance of BECAUSE THE NIGHT at American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL, during The Rising Tour. The song featured a guest appearance by Bono (of U2) on vocals and Dave Stewart (of Eurythmics) on guitar.

Ticket stub for the 23 Nov 2002 show at American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
Ticket stub for the 23 Nov 2002 show at American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
(Thanks rocknrollcrook)
Pass for the 23 Nov 2002 show at American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
Pass for the 23 Nov 2002 show at American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
(Taken from Brucebase)

Credits

Thanks Born To Walk (at Greasy Lake) and Ciaran (at Greasy Lake) for the lyrics corrections.

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 20 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 03 Jul 1988 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 19 Mar 2000 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 23 Nov 2002 version]
BECAUSE THE NIGHT [Live 02 Oct 2004 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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