"All Through The Night" as written by and Jules Shear....
All through the night
I'll be awake and I'll be with you
All through the night
This precious time when time is new
Oh, all through the night today
Knowing that we feel the same without saying

We have no past, we won't reach back
Keep with me forward all through the night
And once we start the meter clicks
And it goes running all through the night
Until it ends, there is no end

All through the night
Stray cat is crying so stray cat sings back
All through the night
They have forgotten what by day they lack
Oh under those white street lamps
There is a little chance they may see

We have no past, we won't reach back
Keep with me forward all through the night
And once we start the meter clicks
And it goes running all through the night
Until it ends, there is no end

Oh the sleep in your eyes is enough
Let me be there let me stay there awhile

We have no past, we won't reach back
Keep with me forward all through the night
And once we start the meter clicks
And it goes running all through the night
Until it ends there is no end
Keep with me forward all through the night
And once we start the meter clicks
And it goes running all through the night
Until it ends there is no end


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"All Through the Night" as written by Jules Shear

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  • +4
    General CommentI both hate her voice and love it. :| :)
    Thia007on November 30, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentActually, from research I've learned this sond has a deeper meaning than just falling in love for the first time. This time is an ode to the young urbin punk rocker crowd who were by and large poor and troubled and how they tended to turn to sex to assauge their day to day hardships of the difficult reality they lived in. This song is very 80s pop and a Punk Ballad at the same time.
    hardroadzon August 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfirst night with another person, embarking on a new relationship, beautiful
    missmeon September 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with everyone, especially xxandy. The keyboard loop gives the song an ethreal, almost haunting quality that always brings to mind the first night with someone new, when the sky's the limit, the night's so full of promise, and anything's possible. The song just wouldn't work without it. Lauper's vocals add to it, her almost childlike voice blending with the sensual quality of the music to take the whole to a wonderful new level. Simply superb.
    lanakaelon July 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI’ve always loved the last line in the chorus “until it ends there is no end” This song has stayed with me over time. A beautiful song-both lyrically and musically.
    MobileDJon December 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust a fantastic song - probably her best. My only quibble with it is the line is "what by day they lack" but it appears to sound like she is singing "what binding they lack". She clearly pronunciates "by day" in live recording
    beerman37on December 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI personally thought it was about someone sitting with someone else who was dying. "This precious time when time is new" says to me time is short and there is a new dynamic to the relationship because time is running out. Also, take the stray cat crying and one singing back- when someone cries out, another metaphorically sings back to calm them. There is no end until it ends would be what is on my mind while sitting with a friend or loved one in their final moments. It's a wonderful yet fairly painful song- to me... but hardroadz has a pretty cool interp of the song too :)
    Ken1982GAon July 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so true. The night can bring some good times that the day just doesn't produce. It also sounds good. Love it.
    My Preciouson April 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI Absolutely can not believe I am the 3rd person to comment on this 80"s classic.... shame on you audiophiles.... shame on you.
    Frankwashereon December 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAll about starting anew. Nice and hopeful. Fun to listen to when you're just starting to fall in love. The running keyboard loop in the background is very 80ish, it's a big part of what makes this song beautiful.
    xxandyon January 19, 2007   Link

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