"Night" as written by and John James Lee Hamish Townsend....


Here I am, driving through Japan at night
Here I am, pretending everything's alright
And I've got so far to go before the morn
And I can't believe how much it hurts at home

Here I am, living life inside a comic book
Here I am, bored with everything...

And I can't believe that I'm here to stay
'Cause I never worked it out this way
And I love you more than I can say
But I hate you every other way

Rain, falling down
Rain, falling down
Rain, falling down
Rain, falling down over me

I think I'm closer now
I think I'm closer now
I'm getting closer now
Under the light of the moon

And I can't believe that I'm here to
Stay, 'cause I never worked it out...
And I love you more than I can say
But I hate you every other...
And I'll keep my world from falling apart
In the corner of an aching heart
So say you'll come into the city
Come back with me please...


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"Night" as written by John James Lee Hamish Townsend

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    General CommentWhat he said. Also, exactly what I'm feeling right now. Devin Townsend, I love you.
    Ampulex_Compressaon January 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFrustration with life and love. Trying to reconcile it and find meaning in life and the horrible feelings love can bring.
    NapalmNewton October 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a very lush but intense song. The key change at "I'm getting closer now" totally complements the lyrics... a sign of hope in the midst of all the frustration. The line that really got me hooked on this song is "And I love you more than I can say
    But I hate you every other way." That's very meaningful and relevant to the emotion of love - it's hard to just separate what you adore and appreciate about a person from things they do and say that you just can't stand. You want all the good but you have to realize that no one's perfect and you aren't going to agree with everything a person does, even your loved ones.
    flashdrcon May 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI always got the impression this was about his first touring experience with Steve Vai; he's always been quote vocal that the experience jaded him to the music industry quite a bit.
    Trismon April 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis whole album pretty much summarizes my whole life, this song especially. Devin Townsend is a lyrical genius of his own sort, without a doubt.
    CptDurgeron July 12, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song may be about the music business.

    "Here I am, driving through Japan at night
    Here I am, pretending everything's alright"

    At this time he was touring Japan with Steve Vai. At his first album, he was already touring the world with a successful artist and a top notch band. Everything is doing fine, isn't it? So, why am I feeling like shit?

    "And I love you more than I can say
    But I hate you every other way"

    I love playing music for a living, I can't imagine doing another job, I'm not good at anything else. But in order to play, record and distribute my music, I have to deal with these scumbags at the labels and people telling me what to do, not to mention Steve Vai's egomaniac tendencies and gigantic fans spread through the stage to keep his hair waving nice so the cameras can capture that in high definition

    Lol
    FeelingShredon September 19, 2015   Link

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