Because The Night Lyrics by 10,000 Maniacs


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10,000 Maniacs

Because The Night Lyrics
Take me now, baby, here as I am
Hold me close, try and understand
Desire is hunger is the fire I breathe
Love is a banquet on which we feed

Come on now, try and understand
The way I feel under your command
Take my hand, as the sun descends
They can't hurt you now
Can't hurt you now
Can't hurt you now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us

Have I doubt, baby, when I'm alone
Love is a ring on the telephone
Love is an angel, disguised as lust
Here in our bed 'til the morning comes

Come on now, try and understand
The way I feel under your command
Take my hand, as the sun descends
They can't hurt you now
Can't hurt you now
Can't hurt you now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us

With love we sleep, with doubt the vicious circle turns, and burns
Without you, I cannot live, forgive the yearning burning
I believe in love too real to feel, take me now, take me now, take me now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
Because the night belongs to lovers
And if anybody deserves this fate
It belongs to us
Copyright: Lyrics Original Writer and Publisher

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Because The Night Info:

• This song was originally written by Bruce Springsteen during sessions for his Darkness on the Edge of Town album. He wasn't satisifed with it, so he gave it to Patti Smith, who was working on the album Easter in the studio next door (engineer/producer Jimmy Iovine was working on both albums).

• When Springsteen gave this to Patti, he had the music and the chorus written, but not the verses. She wrote the rest in one night.

• This 10,000 Maniacs version made a few lyrical alterations to the song

Released: October 28, 1993


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