WALKING THROUGH MIDNIGHT

Southside Johnny's album version


Well I've been walking through midnight, now there's no trace of dawn
I'm stuck in this moonlight, it's leading me on
My body's on fire but I can't stand the pain
This burning desire that I feel once again, hmm

Now I'm fighting with madness as I move down the street
Surrounded by sadness in midwestern heat
And the street lamps are glowing like coals in the mist
Their light keeps me moving and I just can't resist, no no

Now there's peace in this valley but none in my mind
Like a drunk in an alley, well I'm stumbling blind
With no destination at an unholy speed
I must keep on moving, try to walk off this need

Hmm hmm
Whoa whoa whoa whoa
Na na na na


Info

WALKING THROUGH MIDNIGHT is a song written by John Lyon (Southside Johnny) and Bruce Springsteen and released by Southside Johnny on his 1988 album Slow Dance. According to Brucebase, the lyrics are by Lyon and the music is by Springsteen, and the song was written sometime in the latter half of 1987. The above lyrics are for Southside Johnny's album version of WALKING THROUGH MIDNIGHT as released in 1988.

Southside Johnny -- Slow Dance
Southside Johnny -- Slow Dance

LP - Cypress (YL 0115) - USA, 1988

Other Official Releases

In addition to its release on Slow Dance, Southside Johnny's album version of WALKING THROUGH MIDNIGHT was released on the B-side of AIN'T THAT PECULIAR in the U.S. and ON THE AIR TONIGHT in Europe. It was also included on a various artists album.

Southside Johnny -- "Ain't That Peculiar / Walking Through Midnight"
Southside Johnny -- "Ain't That Peculiar / Walking Through Midnight"

7" single - Cypress (YY-0016) - USA, 1988

Stock copy, comes in a company sleeve.

A1- AIN'T THAT PECULIAR
B1- WALKING THROUGH MIDNIGHT
Southside Johnny -- "Ain't That Peculiar / Walking Through Midnight"
Southside Johnny -- "Ain't That Peculiar / Walking Through Midnight"

MC single - Cypress (YS-0016) - USA, 1988

A1- AIN'T THAT PECULIAR
B1- WALKING THROUGH MIDNIGHT
Southside Johnny -- On The Air Tonight
Southside Johnny -- On The Air Tonight

7" single - RCA (PB 42617) - UK, 1989

A1- ON THE AIR TONIGHT
B1- WALKING THROUGH MIDNIGHT
Southside Johnny -- On The Air Tonight
Southside Johnny -- On The Air Tonight

12" single - RCA (PT 42618) - UK, 1989

A1- ON THE AIR TONIGHT
B1- WALKING THROUGH MIDNIGHT
B2- TELL ME (THAT OUR LOVE'S STILL STRONG)
Southside Johnny -- On The Air Tonight
Southside Johnny -- On The Air Tonight

7" single - RCA (PB 42617) - Germany, 1989

A1- ON THE AIR TONIGHT
B1- WALKING THROUGH MIDNIGHT
Southside Johnny -- On The Air Tonight
Southside Johnny -- On The Air Tonight

12" single - RCA (PT 42618) - Germany, 1989

A1- ON THE AIR TONIGHT
B1- WALKING THROUGH MIDNIGHT
B2- TELL ME (THAT OUR LOVE'S STILL STRONG)
Southside Johnny -- On The Air Tonight
Southside Johnny -- On The Air Tonight

CD single - RCA (PD 42618) - Germany, 1989

01- ON THE AIR TONIGHT
02- WALKING THROUGH MIDNIGHT
03- TELL ME (THAT OUR LOVE'S STILL STRONG)
Various artists -- Play My Music Vol. 11 - Angel Eyes
Various artists -- Play My Music Vol. 11 - Angel Eyes

CD - EVA (7927922) - Holland, 1989

Live History

As far as it's known, Bruce Springsteen has never performed WALKING THROUGH MIDNIGHT live.

Covers

As far as it's known, no artist has recorded and released Southside Johnny's WALKING THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

Request

Please contact me if you have scans or info about any official release containing Southside Johnny's album version of WALKING THROUGH MIDNIGHT that's not mentioned on this page. I also need scans for the following releases:

  • Southside Johnny -- "Ain't That Peculiar / Walking Through Midnight" || 7" single - Cypress (YY-0016) - USA, 1988 (stock copy)
  • Southside Johnny -- "Ain't That Peculiar / Walking Through Midnight" || MC single - Cypress (YS-0016) - USA, 1988

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Available Versions

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WALKING THROUGH MIDNIGHT [Southside Johnny's album version]

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