"Because The Night" as written by and Bruce Springsteen Patricia Lee Smith....
Take me now, baby, here as I am
Pull 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 when I'm in your hands
Take my hand come undercover
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 lust
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us

Have I doubt when I'm alone
Love is a ring, the telephone
Love is an angel disguised as lust
Here in our bed until 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 touch you now
Can't touch you now, can't touch you now

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

With love we sleep
With doubt the vicious circle
Turn and burns
Without you I cannot live
Forgive, the yearning burning
I believe it's time, too real to feel

So touch me now, touch me now, touch me now

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

Because tonight there are two lovers
If we believe in the night we trust
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust

Because the night
Belongs to lovers
Because the night
Belongs to us


Lyrics submitted by lahesperia, edited by cindyncindy

"Because the Night" as written by Patti Smith Bruce Springsteen

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  • +6
    General CommentIt's worth looking at these lyrics and comparing them with those of the Springsteen one.
    Springsteen wrote it but couldn't get it to work in it's original form. He gave it to Patti and her band who rocked it up, the arrangement they'd both subsequently use.
    She changed some of they lyrics too, and the differences between the two versions are quite marked.
    Springsteen's is typical Springsteen territory - the workingman at the end of his day seeking solace in the arms of his girl.
    Patti's is more abstract, imagery, and the marriage of power with a deep core of vulnerability - you and me against the world, but the loneliness and doubt of the day time - imploring her lover to forgive the strength of her passion, and for physical embrace to allay the doubts.
    They're both excellent, but very different perspectives wrung from the same song.
    SuitBoyon May 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can't believe some shitty Avril song gets like 100 replys, but a brilliant song like this only gets 1.
    Jakeberton November 24, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is an amazing, powerful song about love.
    missmeon August 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentto the person who said "people needing to broaden their musical horizons" I wholeheartedly agree with you! back to the song: it's brilliant! smith's original version (written by spingsteen) is awesome, but I also really like the mtv unplugged cover of this lovely and strong song about love.
    alebozon September 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHere Here! (Hear Hear?) Patti Smith's album Horses has been one of my very favorites since I was about 7 years old (uhh..about 26 years ago!) and my big sister used to sing Kimberly to me. Her lyrics are amazing--a true poet!
    ucaminaxon December 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd an amazing performer, too. She's the only performer who's ever made me cry at one of her shows, and I've seen a lot of shows.
    milkboneon December 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBruce Springsteen actually wrote the music and chorus, but he was in some legal battle with his manager and couldn't record it so he gave it to Patti because he felt it suited her style and voice. She filled in the rest of the lyrics. They actually worked together a bunch of times.
    shadowwiththeeyeson March 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis songs is really great.But it makes me kinda sad when i talk about this song and i get replies like patti who??God people really need to broaden their musical horizons and explore quality music!
    agelosmeon January 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentspringsteen, sorry
    alebozon September 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. props to patti smith!
    rawr-im-a-tigeron October 21, 2006   Link

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