"Tonight the Street Are Ours" as written by and Richard Willis Hawley....
Do you know why you got feelings in your heart'
Don't let fear of feeling fool you
What you see sets you apart
And there's nothing here to bind you
It's no way for life to start

Do you know that tonight the streets are ours'
Tonight the streets are ours
These lights in our hearts they tell no lies

Those people they got nothing in their souls
And they make our TVs blind us
From our vision and our goals
Oh, the trigger of time it tricks you
So you have no way to grow

But do you know that tonight the streets are ours'
Tonight the streets are ours
These lights in our hearts they tell no lies

And no one else can haunt me
The way that you can haunt me
I need to know you want me
I couldn't be without you
And the light that shines around you

No nothing ever mattered more than not doubting
That tonight the streets are ours

Do you know how to kill loneliness at last'
Oh, there's so much there to heal dear
And make tears things of the past

But do you know that tonight the streets are ours'
Tonight the streets are ours
These lights in our street are ours

Tonight the streets are ours
These lights in our hearts they tell no lies


Lyrics submitted by erik.yefeng, edited by Crookster

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    General Commentthis is a brilliant song!!! cant believe nobody has commented on it yet? I read an interview today where Richard Hawley described this as a political song about Britain’s ASBO sub-culture.
    DanDoonon September 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's "there's so much there to heal, dear."
    xsvsxon September 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentand it's 'theres nothing here to bind you' and 'these lights in our hearts'. And 'and nothing ever mattered more than not doubting'.
    xsvsxon October 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSome corrections below:

    Do you know why
    you got feelings in your heart
    Don't let fear of FEELING fool you
    what you see sets you apart
    And there's nothing here to bind you
    it's no way for life to start
    Do you know that tonight the streets are ours?

    Tonight the street are ours
    These lights in our HEARTS
    THEY tell no lies

    Those people
    they got nothing in their souls
    And they make our TVs blind us
    from our visions and our goals
    Oh the trigger of time it tricks you
    so you have no way to grow
    Do you know that tonight the streets are ours?

    Tonight the street are ours
    These lights in our HEARTS
    THEY tell no lies

    And no one else can haunt me
    the way that you can haunt me
    I need to know you want me
    I couldn't be without you
    and the light that shines around you
    No nothing ever matter more than my darling
    But tonight the street are ours

    Do you know how to kill loneliness at last
    Oh, there's some much there to HEAL, DEAR
    and make tears things of the past
    But do you know that tonight the streets are ours?

    Tonight the street are ours
    Tonight the street are ours
    These lights in our street are ours

    Tonight the street are ours
    These lights in our hearts
    they tell no lies
    voodoodollyon April 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis was the first song I heard by Hawley (quite late I know!) and it's still my favourite.

    I don't believe the asbo comment, I think its a love song. Its that when he and his partner are together, if they just let everything go and be hapyp loving each other, they can rule the world (or at least the streets)!
    originlon December 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song to listen to when you cycle down the middle of streets with friends late at night.
    matthewsheffieldon December 15, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWow, all of these comments and thoughts, but sadly posted under the wrong song… You will notice from the lyrics that this is the thread for Richard Hawley's melancholy ballad "Tonight" from the album, Coles Corner -- not to be mistaken for the drastically more uptempo song "Tonight the Streets are Ours."

    I'm fairly new to this website so I'm not sure if the admin's correct these kind of mistakes if contacted (in this case, all 6 comments thus far are in the wrong song thread).
    LouVelveton December 14, 2015   Link

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