SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT

Live 19 May 1978 version


[Take 1:]

Woahhh
Yeahhh woahhh
Yeahhh
Woahhh
Woahhh
Hey!

I'm riding down Kingsley figuring I'll get a drink
I turn the radio way up loud so I don't have to think
And I take her to the floor looking for a moment when the world seems right
And I tear into the guts, woahhh, something in the night

Well you were born with nothing, and better off that way
Soon as you've got something they send someone to try and take it away
You can ride this road 'till dawn without another human being in sight
Just kids wasted on, woahhh, something in the night

Well nothing is forgotten or forgiven, when it's your last time around, hm
And I got stuff running 'round my head that I just can't live down

When we found the things we loved, they were crushed and dying in the dirt
We tried to pick up the pieces, and get away without getting hurt
But they caught us at the state line, and burned our cars in one last fight
And left us running burned and blind, hmmm, something in the night

Woahhh
Whoa!
Woahhh
Say!

[Take 2:]

Hmmm
Yeahhh
Woahhh
Woahhh
Woahhh

Well I'm riding down Kingsley figuring I'll get a drink
I turn the radio way up loud so I don't have to think
And I take her to the floor looking for a moment when the world seems right
And I tear into the guts, hmmm, of something in the night

Well you're born with nothing, and better off that way
Soon as you've got something they send someone to try and take it away
You can ride this road 'till dawn without another human being in sight
Yeah just kids wasted on, hmmm, something in the night

Woah nothing is forgotten or forgiven, when it's your last time around, hm
And I got stuff running 'round my head that I just can't live down

When we found the things we loved, they were crushed and dying in the dirt
We tried to pick up the pieces, and get away without getting hurt
But they caught us at the state line, and burned our cars in one last fight
And left us running burned and blind, hmmm, chasing something in the night

Woahhh
Woahhh
Woahhh
Hey yeah
Woahhh
Say!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 19 May 1978 (first take) performance of SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT at Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ, during a private warm-up rehearsal for the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour. Two takes of the song were performed. Lyrics are similar to the album version.

Available Versions

List of available versions of SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT on this website:

SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Album version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Early outtake]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 01 Aug 1976 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 22 Aug 1976 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 09 Oct 1976 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 27 Oct 1976 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 28 Oct 1976 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 30 Oct 1976 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 04 Nov 1976 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 07 Feb 1977 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 08 Feb 1977 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 13 Feb 1977 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 14 Mar 1977 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 19 May 1978 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 31 May 1978 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 18 Oct 2002 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Live 07 Oct 2005 version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Aram's cover version]
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT [Matthew Ryan's cover version]

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