Take me now, baby, here as I am
Hold me close, and 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 a doubt, baby, when I'm alone
Love is a ring, a telephone
Love is an angel disguised as lust
Here in our beds 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 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, oh I cannot live
Forgive the yearning, burning
I believe it's time to heal, to feel
So 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 says this, it belongs to us


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  • +2
    General CommentI love this cover.Natalie has a beautiful and unique voice.
    emuInAmuumuuon April 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is extra special 2 me because it reminds me of an amazing girl i met on holiday in spain
    dropthabomb86on July 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBruce Springsteen wrote this... I hope he got his royalties! ;-)
    astropixon August 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's obviously about blind passion.
    GingerTateon August 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely about blind passion. Great song. Great lyrics. Great melody . . . and the great Natalie Merchant. Love it.
    ars musicaon April 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPeople say blind passion as if it's such a bad thing...
    reallyhumanon May 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI disagree. Completely. I don't think that this song is about the blindly passionate. And those individuals that suggest so obviously have yet to feel this incredible emotion. Of the beginning of a love... that excitement of finding someone you connect so completely with. These lyrics... are... telling.
    desireishungeron January 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI do believe that Springsteen co-wrote this song with Patti Smith. This is a great cover by the "maniacs", but I also happen to love the original by Smith as well
    Hawkgoldon February 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is about passion - blind or not - and always makes me kinda sad. and jealous! i want to believe in love too real to feel too...
    innion February 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBruce wrote the music and some of the lyrics. Most of the lyrics were written by Patti Smith while she was waiting for her husband to get home from work. Therefore, I would definitely not say this song is about blind passion, seeing how she was married to the guy she was planning on fucking.
    ZinbobDanon June 23, 2005   Link

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