"Sunglasses At Night" as written by and Corey Hart....
I wear my sunglasses at night
So I can so I can
Watch you weave then breathe your story lines
And I wear my sunglasses at night
So I can so I can
Keep track of the visions in my eyes

While she's deceiving me
It cuts my security (has)
She got control of me
I turn to her and say

Don't switch the blade on the guy in shades, oh no
Don't masquerade with the guy in shades, oh no
I can't believe it
'Cause you got it made with the guy in shades, oh no

And I wear my sunglasses at night
So I can so I can
Forget my name while you collect your claim
And I wear my sunglasses at night
So I can so I can
See the light that's right before my eyes

While she's deceiving me
She cuts my security
She got control of me
I turn to her and say

Don't switch the blade on the guy in shades, oh no
Don't masquerade with the guy in shades, oh no
I can't believe it
'Cause you got it made with the guy in shades, oh no

She's deceiving me
It cuts my security (has)
She got control of me
I turn to her and say

Don't switch the blade on the guy in shades oh no
Don't masquerade with the guy in shades, oh no
I can't believe it
Don't be afraid of the guy in shades, oh no
It can't escape you
'Cause you got it made with the guy in shades, oh no

I say
I wear my sunglasses at night
I wear my sunglasses at night
I wear my sunglasses at night
I say it to you now
I wear my sunglasses at night
I wear my sunglasses at night
I wear my sunglasses at night
I cry to you
I wear my sunglasses at night
I wear my sunglasses at night


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"Sunglasses at Night" as written by Corey Hart

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  • +3
    General CommentIn the 1980s, sunglasses were a common fashion for people who wanted to adopt a "tough guy" persona (note all the cop shows from that era -- Simon & Simon, Miami Vice, etc. -- where the lead characters wore shades). So I think this song is about a guy who wears shades as a way of hiding his insecurity after learning that his girlfriend is cheating on him. He's trying to pretend that he's a "tough guy" to hide the fact that his girlfriend's affair is disturbing him.
    jhillston January 12, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentyou're comments are cute but this song is about coke
    x0xnufanx0xon August 02, 2008   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI will try to analyse like I do in my french class (I'm a french person so I may not understand all the expression)

    «I wear my sunglasses at night» I asked why he's wearing sunglasses. I ended up with 1th there is a big light in front of him and he can't see what is in front of him like when it's sunny or superstar with the flash of camera 2th it's because he want to hide himself and we don't recognize him.

    «Watch you weave then breathe your story lines»

    weave your story lines = make her own story (I must say that nothing tell me it's a girl but I will say it's one) breathe your story line = live her own story and what do the guy with the sunglasse? He only Watch he's not a actor only a Spectator. we can see the distance between these two people.

    «So I can so I can
    Keep track of the visions in my eyes»

    here we have an idea why he put sunglasses. he want to SEE the girl living and NOT HIDING from the girl. so the girl is a kind of light? the light is a kind of illumination (a kind of metaphore to say extreme hapiness?) or more like a light used by magicien to trick or eyes (like hapiness showed it's not truth)? in both case he want to see the truth.

    «While she's deceiving me
    It cuts my security has»

    so the way she is living is deceiving him. and make him unsure. again this go in the way that the sunglasse help him to Watch her.

    « She got control of me
    I turn to her[...]»

    got is the simple past of the verb «to get» so it's mean that it's not more the case. it other case he would have say she gets control of me to say she STILL manipulating him.«I turn» is a confirmation that he's normally speaking in present term. he is not only telling an old story.

    «Don't switch the blade on the guy in shades oh no
    Don't masquerade with the guy in shades»

    switch the blade. = he's hurted by the girl and she continues to hurt him. masquerade = to trick him, to give false expectation. that go in the same way of «she got control of me» again these recall that he want to find the truth regarding the girl. and to be no more hurted. I must say there is a OPPOSITION between the girl and the boy. the girl is the light (why he's wearing sunglasses) and the guy is the dark (he's calling himself «the guy in shades»)

    «'Cuz you got it made with the guy in shades»

    it's not a hope, or an abition it's really happened. she really hurted him and played him.

    «Forget my name while you collect your claim»

    here I must ask is it him forgetting his own name or it's the girl forgetting the name of the guy? if it's him it would mean that he lost himself that he can't even remember who he is. if it's the girl it would mean that he was a guy like anyother, he was only a tool in her plan in her masquarade. She used him to receive honor and reputation from people who is watching her without sunglasses without being protected(«while you collect your claim»)

    «See the light that's right before my eyes»

    that is the confirmation that the girl is a kind light and he wear his sunglasses to not be dazzle by the girl.

    «I say it to you now
    I wear my sunglasses at night»

    I think he's telling to the girl that this time he won't be tricked because he saw who she is Under all the light she shows. He saw who she really is. And now he has sunglasses to see the truth regarding the girl

    «I cry to you
    I wear my sunglasses at night»

    here it's really interressing... (I find) it is cry because he has tears? or it's cry like a scream? maybe it's both of it? if it's with tears it's hurts because of the truth he saw. he is deceiving by the girl. he found out with the masquarade she made to him. if it's a scream it show a volontee that he won't be tricked again by her. I must remind the term used has become stronger cry ˃ say
    Mulanon August 24, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCool song. I heard it on the radio, when I was in California, last month.
    I could def. see a new version of this become a hit at the clubs in Europe.
    Tyler2004durdenon December 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's talking about the government robbing the people of the personalities, and making them metaphorically "wear sunglasses at night". the first time he tried to release sunglasses at night her was told it would not sell because it was to government originated so he made the lyrics different without changing the real meaning watching witch was more apperent in the video, heres the link: youtube.com/…
    Axelrage91370on February 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is referencing the days of film noir. She's the femme fatale. He's the clueless detective wearing his sunglasses at night to create a faux sense of mystery. He's shocked when she betrays him and he gives her one of those old movie "Don't fuck with me!" speeches.
    SparkleNShineon March 31, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just love this song!!!! It's damn cool!!!! (but I prefer Tiga & Zyntherius's version - it rules!!!!
    Sunnyon February 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Tiga & Zyntherius 8 minute version does infact rule. Very clever song.
    JamesDon April 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttrying to decipher this, or anything else, released in the Eighties is impossible. the songs were fun but absurd.

    i am going to start a college course on Duran Duran. what the hell did "The Reflex" mean anyway?
    roger wilcoon May 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI wore my sunglasses at night last night, and then I listened to this song...GREAT SONG!!!! :cool:
    SomeGirl_Jadziaon August 28, 2002   Link

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