"Night Owl" as written by and G. Rafferty....
Night comes down and finds you alone
In a space and time of your own
Lost in dreams in a world full of shadows

Down the street the neon light shines
Offering refuge and hope to the blind
Who stumble in with no thought of tomorrow

Yes I get lonely when the sun gets low
And I end up looking for some winner goal
Yes I should know better but I cant say no
Oh no no nono nono no

The light are low when the music is loud
You watch yourself as you play to the crowd
One more face in a palace of mirrors

One more drink your sailin away
One more dream but its looking okay
One more time to watch the flow of the river

Yes I get lonely when the sun gets low
And I end up looking for some winner goal
Yes I should know better but I cant say no
Oh no no nono no no no no no no

Yes I get lonely when the sun gets low
And I end up looking for some winner goal
Yes I should know better but I cant say no
Oh no no
Oh no no no
No no no no no no no no no no


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"Night Owl" as written by Gerald Rafferty

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    General CommentSo so sad...I only wish someone close to the man could have helped, there's so many references in his songs, I never really realised what he was singing about.
    Scolopaxon February 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOnly one comment?!

    This is all about Gerry's battle with alcoholism. He was never cut out for the fame his amazing songwriting brought him. I've been a bit of a Night Owl myself and this song rings true.

    RIP Gerry
    DJDiscoon January 29, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI end up "looking for somewhere to go?"
    kurtamuson July 08, 2013   Link
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    General CommentAlways remember my dad listening to this after 4 cans of forge lager
    so many memories drill into me and my bro
    love this song only thing is im the same a night owl!!!
    jc2102on February 13, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI've only recently discovered Gerry's music. What a great songwriter this guy was.

    Night Owl's pretty self-explanatory. Very depressing song. Especially if you listen to it after a song like Right Down the Line, an optimistic tune that was recorded only a year or two before Night Owl. Becomes pretty apparent that this is a guy who isn't winning his battle and his "dreams" are anything but.
    nachosgrandeon July 31, 2014   Link

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