"Up All Night" as written by and Scott Douglas Victor/brewer Russo....
I lost the sacred feeling but I
Made a couple of friends and now
Our things have never looked so good
Our things have never been so clear
And now I'm alone with you
I'm always up all night
And I get music running in my head
And I, I lose the strength to fight
Cause I, I've been up all night
She's been up all night
We're, we're just up all night

This town is for the counterfeit dreamers
And maybe I'm one too, well I
I keep my hand behind my back when I
I don't know what else to do
The streets that I grew up in, they might mean
Nothing to you, but I
I'll show you where I come from if you please
Just tell me what I'm supposed to do

[Chorus]
Cause I, I've been up all night
She's been up all night
We're, we're just up all night

That sweet and sacred feeling you know
Will never last long
Every time you turn around you'll see
One more part of you, yes it's gone
I need your spirit darling
And lend me your helping hand, and I
I'll meet you in the morning
When I've broken up the band

[Chorus: x2]

I've been up all night


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"Up All Night" as written by Johnny Borrell

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    General Commenti think this song isn't just about sex (altho it is a bit...) i like to think its about a boy & a girl who are so strongly attracted that they want to be with each other all the time, & therefore spend all night talking. (ok, they might also have sex...but hey!)
    personally i would love a guy who i could just talk to all night who is as interested in me as i am in him...
    dream on, hey?
    em_fataleon November 22, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti can understand the points that have been made here. The song however, is definately about times when johhny was in a flat, in a room next door to people taking drugs and how he was kept awake by the noises of the other users. The lines that say "that sweet and sacred feeling, it never lasts long, every time you turn around you see one more part of you yes it's gone" is about taking the drugs himself and realising the damage he is doing to himself. I could explain the whole song from start to end but it would take a while but im sure now you know what it's about you can decipher the rest.

    bloody good song though!
    thepiloton February 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah its definatley about drugs and staying up all night on them (speed/coke?) I think him and his girlfriends doing them - come on guys, its pretty obvious in the lyrics its about drugs!
    Mrs_Orzabalon September 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about feeling so comfortable with someone and being at the start of a really good relationship, but feeling that because you're embarking on a new time in your life with someone new, you're losing your past to them... but because you care about them so much your willing to move on with them and leave the past behind... even though it scares you. "i'll meet you in the morning when i've broken up the band" is a classic line. i love it, it's emmense!
    iamrobzon January 18, 2005   Link
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    General Comment'this town is full of counterfeit dreamers and maybe I'm one too'. But if all Johnny Borrell wanted to do is what he has achieved then maybe all the rest of us conterfeit dreamers will follow his footsteps.
    t1nkerb3llon February 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is great. I agree about tha whole being about being comfortable thing... but i thought that the lines "That sweet and sacred feeling you know Will never last long .Every time you turn around you'll see One more part of you, yes it's gone" is all about how some relationships are good at the beginning, and then when they end, its like you lose a piece of urself. Kinda depressingin a way
    CounterfeitDreameron March 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyou can never guess where i got my name from... lol
    CounterfeitDreameron March 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeh i can see what u mean about relationships going bad... yeh totally actually now that i read over the lyrics again.
    iamrobzon March 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI lost the sacred feeling but I
    Made a couple of friends and now
    Our things have never looked so good
    Our things have never been so clear

    (I relate to this because in high school I was with all my friends and just partied and had a good time, knew I was going to college and everything, was a ok)

    And now I'm alone with you
    I'm always up all night
    And I get music running in my head
    And I, I lose the strength to fight

    (Met someone who i like, but can’t be with her, and just listens to music to cope and now am in college away from everyone in a different city)

    Cause I, I've been up all night
    She's been up all night
    We're, we're just up all night

    (cant sleep, because thinking of her, she cant either cuz she probly feels the same)

    This town is for the counterfeit dreamers
    And maybe I'm one too, well I
    I keep my hand behind my back when I
    I don't know what else to do

    (this new city in college is full of fake people and whatnot, ie conterfit dreamers, and I just try to keep my mouth shut)

    The streets that I grew up in, they might mean
    Nothing to you, but I

    (my past and city doesn’t matter to anyone but me)

    I'll show you where I come from if you please
    Just tell me what I'm supposed to do

    (what can I do to win her over?)

    Cause I, I've been up all night
    She's been up all night
    We're, we're just up all night

    That sweet and sacred feeling you know
    Will never last long
    Every time you turn around you'll see
    One more part of you, yes it's gone

    (slowly your losing yourself and feeling worse and out of place)

    I need your spirit darling
    And lend me your helping hand, and I
    I'll meet you in the morning
    When I've broken up the band

    (baisicly I’ll leave everything for you, and I’ll see you the next day girl)

    Cause I've been up all night
    She's been up all night
    We're, we're just up all night

    And I've been up all night
    She's been up all night
    We're, we're just up all night
    I've been up all night


    fuck college sucks
    strikezeroon December 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI forgot how much I liked this song, I bought the album over a year ago and kind of forgot about it. Got it out yesterday - its just gr8!! Such good lyrics and a geat song.
    bloc_party15on April 23, 2006   Link

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