"Crazy in the Night" as written by and Kim Carnes....
Sometimes I really think
I'm going crazy in the night
When I hide down in the covers
And I won't turn on the light
I think nothing's gonna get me
But then again it might
What can I do to keep from going
Crazy in the night

I need a drink of water
But I swallow hard instead
Cause it's hard to move a muscle
When you're frozen in your bed
If I could make it to the phone
Before I die of fright
What can I do to keep from going
Crazy in the night

Sometimes she really thinks
She's going crazy in the night
When she hides down in the covers
And she won't turn on the light
She says nothing's gonna get to her
But then again it might
What can she do to keep from going
Crazy in the night

There's a monster on my ceiling
There's a monster on the wall
There are thousands in the closet
Now they're coming down the hall
I'm so hidden they can't find me
But then again they might
What can I do to keep from going
Crazy in the night

Sometimes she really thinks
She's going crazy in the night
When she hides down in the covers
And she won't turn on the light
She says nothing's gonna get to her
But then again it might
What can she do to keep from going
Crazy in the night

And if I disappeared
Do you think they'd ever look
Would I be headlines in the paper
Or the cover of the book
Got to pull myself together
I don't want to die of fright
What can I do to keep from going
Crazy in the night

Sometimes she really thinks
She's going crazy in the night
When she hides down in the covers
And she won't turn on the light
She says nothing's gonna get to her
But then again it might
What can she do to keep from going
Crazy in the night


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"Crazy in the Night" as written by Kim Carnes

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    My InterpretationI take it to be about irrational fears. I think it's also somewhat tongue-in-cheek. She knows her fears are irrational, but cries about them anyway. Like the "If I disappeared..." line, she knows she won't, but thinks about it anyway.

    Clever to have a song that isn't about the usual song subjects: love lust, dancing, etc., but night fears... unique.
    Zorro3on July 29, 2012   Link
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    General Commentno comments! everyone knows her for bette davis eyes, but this one is very good too, but not anywhere as good as bette davis eyes.
    Richie45069on August 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentKim Carnes song "Crazy In The Night" was written about a Haunting her Son Collin had Experienced.
    Kim Now has a Aired show Titled "The Haunting of Kim Carnes"
    RiptideTKon November 18, 2013   Link
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    General Commentto me this song seems to be about childhood sexual abuse. the "monsters" are the perpetrators who may or may not show up on any given night.
    shellydageson November 19, 2009   Link

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