"Because The Night" as written by and Bruce Springsteen Patricia Lee Smith....
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    General CommentI happen to like this version better than the Patti Smith and 10,000 maniacs version as well. Maybe it's because the lyrics are different. The version Bruce has done has different lyrics. If you notice in the 10,000 maniacs/Patti Smith version there is no part about working all day and so forth (the whole first stanza, the second stanza is different as well). Maybe adaptations were made to the lyrics so they could better fit a women's perspective. Interesting. I don't know just guessing. Any way great song.
    bakismakion April 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't know.....

    I'm rather fond of the 10,000 Maniacs version. Whenever I here Springsteen sing, it sounds to me like he's gonna throw up.
    Zekon December 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcovered by 10,000 maniacs

    ...but done far better by the Boss
    Twinb1983on April 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentfar, FAR better by the boss. aren't most things?
    luckye225on May 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commentmost things? thats a bit of an understatement, dont you think?
    Lucky Loseron June 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentcovered by 10,000 maniacs? Aren't you forgeting Patti Smith who (supposedly) co-wrote it with Bruce and recorded it first!
    LolaBaton November 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis was originally written by Bruce Springsteen for Darkness on the Edge of Town, but it didn't fit in with the rest of the album. Patti Smith was working on her album Easter in the same studio and the pair exchanged tapes or something and she reworked the song, changing the lyrics

    i prefer the Patti Smith version, though I do like this version as well. I've not heard 10,000 Manics
    ebyrne288on August 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song by Bruce always makes me think of a girl that i'm really attracted to who isn't my wife....it's a bit dangerous to me...but I still love it;-)
    al1985on August 23, 2013   Link

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