"Shadows Of The Night" as written by and David Leigh Byron....
We're running with the shadows of the night
So baby take my hand, you'll be all right
Surrender all your dreams to me tonight
They'll come true in the end

You said, oh girl, it's a cold world
When you keep it all to yourself
I said, you can't hide on the inside
All the pain you've ever felt
Ransom my heart, but baby don't look back
'Cause we got nobody else

We're running with the shadows of the night
So baby take my hand, it'll be all right
Surrender all your dreams to me tonight
They'll come true in the end

You know that sometimes, it feels like
It's all moving way too fast
Use every alibi and words you deny
That love ain't meant to last
You can cry tough baby, it's all right
You can let me down easy, but not tonight

We're running with the shadows of the night
So baby take my hand, it'll be all right
Surrender all your dreams to me tonight
They'll come true in the end

We're running with the shadows of the night
So baby take my hand, it'll be all right
Surrender all your dreams to me tonight
They'll come true in the end

And now the hands of time are standin' still
Midnight angel, won't you say you will

We're running with the shadows of the night
So baby take my hand, it'll be all right
Surrender all your dreams to me tonight
They'll come true in the end

We're running with the shadows of the night
So baby take my hand, it'll be all right
Surrender all your dreams to me tonight
They'll come true in the end

We're running with the shadows of the night
So baby take my hand, it'll be all right
Surrender all your dreams to me tonight


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"Shadows of the Night" as written by D.l. Byron

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    General CommentIn hear heart she knows the relationship is over but wants just one more night together, as a couple, before moving on.
    Derfon July 11, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Shadows of The Night" is a huge rock/pop hit by Pat Benatar in 1982.

    songfacts.com/…

    “This song was originally written by D.L. Byron, a pop-rock singer. Later on, he gave the song to Pat Benatar. And Myron Grombacher and Pat Benatar added some lyrics. The song was a great fit for Benatar, with lyrics using bold imagery to assuage [soothe, relieve] a lover.

    Like "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," it was a song written by a man that Benatar had to reverse gender. Her powerful voice and strong persona helped pull it off, as lines like "baby take my hand, it'll be all right" are more typically delivered by the guy trying to comfort his damsel.”

    Hey, this song seems to be about - a male lover soothing & wooing his female lover; and his chosen [negative] world view.

    We're running with the shadows of the night [male to female - evil world/people]
    So baby take my hand, you'll be all right
    Surrender all your dreams to me tonight
    They'll come true in the end [male to female - trust me babe, everything will be okay]

    You said, "Oh girl, it's a cold world
    When you keep it all to yourself" [female to male - restating his lamenting/moaning]
    I said, "You can't hide on the inside
    All the pain you've ever felt" [female to male - giving advice to ‘open up’]
    Ransom my heart, but baby don't look back [male to female - buy my heart with your love or ... liberate/rescue me from my ‘strong silent type’ personality; 'don‘t look back' - got to move on with our new life]
    'Cause we got nobody else [male to female - you and me against the world]

    [Chorus]
    We're running with the shadows of the night
    So baby take my hand, it'll be all right
    Surrender all your dreams to me tonight
    They'll come true in the end

    You know that sometimes, it feels like
    It's all moving way too fast [male to female - stress; rat race;]
    Use every alibi and words you deny
    That love ain't meant to last [try to fool yourself by saying love isn’t important]
    You can cry tough baby, it's all right [male to female - ‘tough baby’ (affectionate name)
    You can let me down easy, but not tonight [male to female - you can say goodbye; hopefully not tonight]

    [Chorus: x2]

    And now the hands of time are standin' still [male to female - he had asked her to come away with him; Waiting on her answer]
    Midnight angel, won't you say you will [male to female - term of affection; requesting her to join him]

    [Chorus: x3]
    freedom122on February 07, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"You can cry tough baby, it's all right
    You can let me down easy, but not tonight"

    This line is one of my favorites. Amazing song, the words are beautiful. She's an amazing artist, and makes it meaningful.
    MichelleBranch1109on April 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentExternal conflicts may try to keep a couple's love for each other down, but they'll face them strong. That's what I think this song means.
    Ultimate Panopticonon October 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation"And now the hands of time are standin' still
    Midnight angel, won't you say you will"... :) says it all.
    Thia007on November 17, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me this is a person pep talking themselves bc they've been living each day just trying to be strong and "fake it to make it".
    Now part of them is taking a stand trying to find the strength to believe, actually have dreams again, but most of all learning to give and receive love after so much pain and heart ache.

    I really feel that it's just her bc first she says "You say it's a cold...ect"
    Then follows with "I said"
    Then the next lines to me are basically
    Beat "me" (yourself) up but we have to look forward bc nobody else is going to do this for me!

    Running with the shadows-
    Nothing in life is making any sense, I have no real clue what to do and it seems pretty hopeless
    But "take me hand"
    Have faith in yourself have faith in your dreams again and if you truly believe in yourself you WILL make it through!!
    You come up with angry excuses as to why you think most people are full of shit, their liars, fake, backs tanners, ect
    But the truth is you're afraid to take a risk on ANYONE anymore.
    But you need to first take a risk on YOURSELF bc everyone after will never be that important bc you have YOU and know you'll be ok with or with out people in your life.

    The ending
    Your life is a hamster wheel now, stagnant, and the hands of time are basically at a stand still.
    BE BRAVE
    Take a risk to run in the shadowy unknown so that you may find and achieve your dreams.
    Seize the day!
    (Or in this song the night)
    katyshaloon January 10, 2016   Link

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