You can be my hero, by not letting me down
Not letting me down again, and being around
You can be my hero, by crawling into the rut
Crawling into the rut with me, and holding my chin up

You fight like the night
Weakness is my guide
I'm walking a dark road
I'm running out of time
I don't want to die
I love your eyes
They show me above all
Show me I'm loveable

On goes the battle
Rages the war
Casualties of the week day
The figures soar
our past The General
He stands on the line
His body a spiral
salt in his mind

Burn every book, punch every friend,
we'll stay here while they ascend,
If this is it , if it's really the end
Let's commit sins and collect sand

You can be my hero, by not letting me down
Not letting me down again, and being around

This town is a great place
I love you at night
When it's darker we're stronger
Getting ready to fight
But for now it's the grey slates
And one side of noise
The banks are circling again
I don't wanna to wear clothes

Take a mic and get upfront
Shout at kids like it hurts
Tell your life, don't pretend
Lie to yourself, begin again

You can be my hero, by not letting me down
Not letting me down again, and being around
You can be my hero, by crawling into the rut
Crawling into the rut with me, and holding my chin up

You fight like the night
Weakness is my guide
My wrongs show me what's right
We're running out of time
I love your eyes
They show me above all
Show me I'm loveable

So the captains fall
As the grey light crashes down
our last stand defeated
As the last hope is doused
laugh and carry on
Skip into the flames
In a blaze of coming home


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    General CommentI REALLY hate to be one of those people that say "i cant believe that no one else had commented on this song its so great" but...
    I think Jenny Reeve has an amazing voice, shes really talented. To have her singing on a Malcolm Middleton song, another incredably talented musician, is bond to make a great song, its they've done just that! They should work together all the time they're two of my favorite musicains and if they produce songs like this hwo could argue?
    jennyw_23on October 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's the best track off that album. You have to admire his really honest lyrics.
    atamataon December 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful !
    Ocean Soulon April 04, 2010   Link
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    General Commentawesome song. check my vid i made for this on youtube.

    youtube.com/…

    as for the meaning Mr Middleton has commented on the song, saying:
    “ "Fight Like The Night" comes from the usual theme of weekday mundanity, depression and discontent, combined with my usual lack of understanding about anything. I've been reading a lot of shite books over the past few years trying to find answers to the big questions. What I've come up with is; do what the fuck you like as long as you can live with yourself. Don't worry about anything because we've no idea about what's actually happening and why we're here. The second to last line of the song is barely audible, but it's important: "Skip into the flames." That sums it up for me - don't be scared.[1] ”
    gazfromscotlandon June 10, 2010   Link

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