HERE COMES THE NIGHT

Original Them version


Whoa, here it comes
Here comes the night, here comes the night
Whoa-whoa-whoa-yeah

I could see right out my window walking down the street my girl with another guy
His arm around her like it used to be with me, whoa, it makes me want to die

Yeah-yeah-yeah well, here it comes
Here comes the night, here comes the night
Whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-yeah

There they go, it's funny how they look so good together, wonder what is wrong with me
Why can't I accept the fact she's chosen him and simply let them be

Whoa-whoa-whoa well, here it comes
Here comes the night, here comes the night
Whoa-whoa-whoa-yeah

She's with him, he's turning down the lights and now he's holding her the way I used to do
I could see her closing her eyes and telling him lies exactly like she told me too

Yeah-yeah-yeah well, here it comes
Here comes the night, the long, the long and lonely night
Night, night, night, night, night, night
Whoa, here comes the night, the long, the long and lonely [fades out]


Info

HERE COMES THE NIGHT is a song written by Bert Berns and most famously recorded by Them who released it as a single in March 1965 in the UK and April 1965 in the USA.

Them -- "Here Comes The Night / All For Myself" (first UK issue, A-side label)
Them -- "Here Comes The Night / All For Myself"

7-inch single - Decca (F.12094) - UK, 1965
Them -- "Here Comes The Night / All For Myself" (first USA issue, A-side label)
Them -- "Here Comes The Night / All For Myself"

7-inch single - Parrot (45 PAR 9749) - USA, 1965

The above lyrics are for the original Them version of HERE COMES THE NIGHT as released in 1965.

Springsteen's Version

Bruce Springsteen never performed HERE COMES THE NIGHT live, however he did practice the song during a 1993 sound-check. See the 13 Apr 1993 sound-check version for more details. Additionally Glen Hansard sang a few lines from HERE COMES THE NIGHT in the live 27 Jul 2013 version of DRIVE ALL NIGHT when he joined Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band onstage during the Wrecking Ball Tour.

References

Scans for the singles labels are taken from 45cat.com.

Available Versions

List of available versions of HERE COMES THE NIGHT on this website:

HERE COMES THE NIGHT [13 Apr 1993 sound-check version]
HERE COMES THE NIGHT [Original Them version]

Page last updated: 31 May 2015