BECAUSE THE NIGHT

Unofficial studio version 2


One, two, three, four

Take me now baby here as I am
Pull me close try and understand
I work all day breaking in the hot sun
On my back until the morning comes

Come on now try and understand
I work all day pushing for the man
Daylight come take me under your covers
They can't hurt me now
They can't hurt me now
They can't hurt me 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 what I've earned
What I have, so let it burn
All I need no more faith
All I get is the low rate

Well come on now baby you're my babe
See me now and wait for me
Daylight's done take me under your covers
They can't touch us now
They can't touch us now
They can't touch 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
Big Man!

Your love is here and now
The endless secret burns and I'm alone
You may not believe in her na na
Na na na na na na na na na na
They can't touch us now
Whoa, whoa

Double it, speed!

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 a studio take of BECAUSE THE NIGHT probably recorded on recorded on 01 Jul 1977 at Atlantic Studios in New York City, NY. See the official studio version for more details about the studio sessions.

This unofficial studio version of BECAUSE THE NIGHT can be found on several bootlegs, including The Definitive Darkness Outtakes Collection (E. St. Records) [disc 2, track 02] and Darkness Outtakes 1978 Vol. 2: The Way (Scorpio) [track 08].

Bruce Springsteen -- The Definitive Darkness Outtakes Collection (E. St. Records)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Definitive Darkness Outtakes Collection (E. St. Records)
Bruce Springsteen -- Darkness Outtakes 1978 Vol. 2: The Way (Scorpio)
Bruce Springsteen -- Darkness Outtakes 1978 Vol. 2: The Way (Scorpio)

Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.

Request

The above lyrics may not be 100% correct. If you have any corrections, please contact me at or by using the below form. You will be credited. Thanks in advance.

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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