When the night comes
And you lay your weary head to rest
No more trials, no more tests
When the night comes

When the night comes
You don't have to be afraid
Of any choice you made
When the night comes

Don't be afraid
You're only dreaming... (repeat)

When the night comes
The headlines read
Whatever's in your dreams
When the night comes

When the night comes
And you lay by the one you love
The one who knows you and the things you do
When the night comes

Don't be afraid
You're only dreaming... (repeat)

When the night comes... (repeat)



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    General CommentI may be way off here, but I think he's telling this to someone dying. The night is death. When it comes, don't be afraid of the things in your past. You'll be in the afterlife with the ones you love.

    That's what I imagine it to be about.



    3wolveshirton September 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"When the night comes
    And you lay your weary head to rest
    No more trials, no more tests
    When the night comes

    When the night comes
    You don't have to be afraid
    Of any choice you made
    When the night comes

    Don't be afraid
    You're only dreaming... (repeat)

    When the night comes
    The headlines read
    Whatever's in your dreams
    When the night comes

    When the night comes
    And you lay by the one you love
    The one who knows you and the things you do
    When the night comes

    Don't be afraid
    You're only dreaming... (repeat)

    When the night comes... (repeat)"


    (from the CD)
    ScruffMcGruffon February 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs a ballad, this song really makes me feel something deep and powerful in my heart. The vocals are amazing.
    EmmaGBon February 27, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationA very literal and highly underrated song. Reminds me of when Extreme did "More Than Words", as this song is a stark contrast to the majority of other songs on Auerbach's album.

    I interpret the song as nothing more than easing into the stillness of the night and not having a worry in the world as you lay to rest.
    ATLienon February 22, 2012   Link

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