BRING ON THE NIGHT

Tracks version


I lie in bed but baby I can't sleep no matter how hard I try
There's something bad, baby, wrong with me whenever I close my eyes
The dreams of Mary keep me awake with every little curve in place
When I walk home in the daybreak I pray come back home, baby, won't you give me
Darlin' bring on the night, oh yeah darlin', bring on the night
Oh now darlin', bring on the night

I walk the street, I'm lookin' for romance
I end up stumblin' in some stupid half-trance
As I watch the lovers mix with circumstance
We watch the disco dancers dance

I look for connection in some new eyes
But for protection they're tranquilized
Forbidding close inspection of who's tellin' who
Forbidding close inspection of who's tellin' who lies

Bring on the night, oh yeah darlin', bring on the night
Oh now darlin', bring on the night

Is it as simple as it seems
I don't know what I'm doin' here, is it as simple as it seems
Is it as simple as I fear, well if I'm right...

I look for connection in some new eyes
But for protection they're tranquilized
Forbidding close inspection of who's tellin' who
Forbidding close inspection of who's tellin' who
Baby of who's tellin' who lies

Bring on the night, oh yeah darlin', bring on the night
Oh now baby, bring on the night, oh now darlin' bring on the night
Come home darlin', bring on the night
Oh now darlin' bring on the night


This is an outtake for The River. Officially released for the first time on Tracks. Not widely circulated, never played live, this track was virtually unknown until Tracks.

The above lyrics are for the version that was recorded at The Power Station on 13 Jun 1979, and that was later published on Tracks. See also outtake version 1, outtake version 2, outtake version 3, outtake version 4, and outtake version 5.

* These verses can be found in MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN too.

Available Versions

List of available versions of BRING ON THE NIGHT on this website:

BRING ON THE NIGHT [Tracks version]
BRING ON THE NIGHT [Outtake version 1]
BRING ON THE NIGHT [Outtake version 2]
BRING ON THE NIGHT [Outtake version 3]
BRING ON THE NIGHT [Outtake version 4]
BRING ON THE NIGHT [Outtake version 5]