"This Night" as written by and Paul Durham....
There are things
I have done
There's a place
I have gone
There's a beast
And I let it run
Now it's running
My way

There are things
I regret
To can't forgive
You can't forget
There's a gift
That you sent
You sent it
My way

So take this night
Wrap it around me like a sheet
I know I'm not forgiven
But I need a place to sleep
So take this night
And lay me down on the street
I know I'm not forgiven
But I hope that I'll be given
Some peace

There's a game
That I play
There are rules
I had to break
There's mistakes
That I made
But I made them
My way

So take this night
Wrap it around me like a sheet
I know I'm not forgiven
But I need a place to sleep
So take this night
And lay me down on the street
I know I'm not forgiven
But I hope that I'll be given
Some peace

Some peace
Some peace


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"This Night" as written by Paul Durham

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    General CommentFirst I want to say that Black Lab rocks. I heard this song on the promo for The Shield and I immediately went and bought the CD "Passion Leaves a Trace." Every song on it is amazing. I highly recommend it.

    Anyway, I think this song is about someone who is in recovery (after drug addiction) and is attempting to piece his life back together and see who he has left in his life that still gives a sh*t. It really hit me hard when I first heard it because I was hopelessly addicted to smack for 6 years. After finally managing to break free from it, it was very difficult to try and fix relationships and get back up on my feet.
    dmcmanon August 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about regret.

    There's a dark side to us all, a "beast", and sometimes we forget to keep it in check.

    What goes around, comes around, and now the "beast" "is running my way".

    He regrets the bad things he has done, and it's eating away at him.

    Some people say "How do you sleep at night?" as in, how could you peacefully sleep knowing the terrible things you've done?

    Even though he's not forgiven, he still needs sleep and hopes for some peace.

    His own regrets are preventing him from sleeping, and he just wants some peace of mind.

    Ryswickon March 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone know where i can find this song?
    icebox712on January 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentblacklabworld.com/blw/pages/…
    Olibobwaon January 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is The Sheild season 6 promo song.
    Whitepawn32on January 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me think about Hannibal Lecter... I dont know why but... ehm.. yeah... :)

    love the song!
    Elenayon May 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe shield!!!! what the hell??? sorry LOVE this song...eh on the show and think it goes sooo much better with DEXTER....just like the whole hannibal comment, if you see the video that someone made for this song and dexter....
    the very first time i heard this song was to that video and i think it goes way better with dexter not the shield but then again im partial to dexter lol.

    check the video out you'll see what i mean.......

    youtube.com/…
    fillerbunny09on August 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is also in one of the episodes of House Md were he tackles with drugproblems. So I agree with the idea of drugaddication as a underlying meaning.
    Fridolitaon August 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is about accepting he did something that hurt someone and and it lays heavy on his heart. But he needs to embrace what he did and accept that it changed things and move past it.

    He knows what he did, and he knows he hurt someone. And he can't take it back.

    It's not forgiveness he's asking for. He's asking to move on.
    mikesd1981on May 18, 2015   Link

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