"Into The Night" as written by and Ira Newborn....
She's just sixteen years old
Leave her alone, they say
Separated by fools
Who don't know what love is yet
But I want you to know

If I could fly
I'd pick you up
I'd take you into the night
And show you a love
Like you've never seen - ever seen.

It's like having a dream
Where nobody has a heart
It's like having it all
And watching it fall apart
And I would wait till the end of time for you
And do it again, it's true
I can't measure my love
There's nothing to compare it to
But I want you to know

If I could fly
I'd pick you up
I'd take you into the night
And show you a love
Like you've never seen - ever seen.


Lyrics submitted by xegirl3eb

"Into the Night" as written by M Tepper Robert Benny Mardones

Lyrics © Spirit Music Group

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  • +6
    General CommentThere's no sin or crime in loving someone younger and under the arbitrary 18 year old mark. Older people love younger people all the time. And the lyrics say he recognizes what people think about it and that has kept them apart, so there's no law being broken here, it's just a longing of the heart. This is true passion and sadness that they can't be together, a desperate desire for something you cannot have. The real beauty of this song is identifying with the "if only..." pang for an impossible love.
    itzedon April 30, 2007   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI guess it would depend on the interpretation. It could be about and older man and a younger girl or to young people from different life styles. All in all it is a love song and it should be taken for that. Don't read to deeply into it and enjoy it. Age is just a way of keeping track of how long you have been on this earth it has nothing to do with your maturity.
    JackFlashon June 29, 2007   Link
  • +4
    General CommentBenny Mardones lived in an apartment complex. He had a neighbor who was a struggling set creator on broadway. The family had come upon some tough times and had very little. When the father made it big, rather then help out the family he moved off with a 24 year old girl who was in the shows choir. One day the families 3 little kids came up to his door and began to cry, they told Benny that their Dad had left them. Benny told them that they would get through it. Benny created odd jobs for them throughout his apartment. The young boy would run out and get cigarettes for Benny and keep the change from 20$. The one girl would clean Benny's apartment for 50$ a week. The final daughter, 16 years old, would come over in the morning and let Benny's dog out. The 16 year old girl came in when he was writing the song. She came in after a night of writing and she came in to walk his dog. His partner with whom he was writing the song the song said "Oh wow," regarding how good looking she was for a 16 year old. Benny then said said "She's just 16 years old, just leave her alone." Straight from Benny's mouth. It was a great story.
    MB657310on November 05, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe age thing shouldn't matter if you had a damn heart, like he says. Jesus Christ, people are so judgemental.
    free.americaon September 14, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI have to agree that the people who think this song relates to pedophilia simply do not know what pedophilia is.

    A 16 year old is not a child. Get over your 16th century puritanism and wake up and smell the 21st century coffee.

    BTW, 16 is the age of consent - even in most of the uptight U.S.
    TheMonolithon February 24, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Commentok everyone i was 17 years old when the love of my life and i got together and he was 41 years old and now i am 22 and he is 45 and we are still in love today so AGE DOES NOT MATTER AS LONG AS LOVE IS TRUEY THERE IN THE HEART!!!!!!!!!!!
    kaylabugon February 04, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe song is about a young girl who lived in Benny's apartment building in Spanish Halem. The father of the girl ran out on her and her mother was never around. Benny felt bad and hired her to walk his dog. The song was inspired to be of a parental love, not a pedophile. If you don't believe me check out the kazaa.com/us/audio/…. I used to think it was a pretty sick song until I researched its meaning. This should put to rest any idea that it is a song about a pedophile.
    dugan31on May 14, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOh, I especially love these lyrics:
    "And I would wait til the end of time for you
    And do it again, it's true
    I can't measure my love
    There's nothing to compare it to"
    Amazing and breath-taking.
    daydreamer82on June 06, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti was around 14 when this song came out, it was such an awesome song, and its not even about a pedophile, look up that word, if it was he'd be singing about a six year old, its about young ppl falling in love and ppl trying to keep them apart for whatever selfish reason, man i wish they only still wrote songs like that, ok, isnt it up to todays standards, like snoop dogg?
    valajn67on January 29, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI have to agree that the people who think this song relates to pedophilia simply do not know what pedophilia is.

    A 16 year old is not a child. Get over your 16th century puritanism and wake up and smell the 21st century coffee.

    TheMonolithon February 24, 2009   Link

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