oh the reason the night is long
is very simple.
oh i miss you when i'm at work.
oh and i miss you when we fight, and you leave.
honey, i confess, i stole your heart.
and honey, i confess that it was criminal.
but i've been captured, i'm paralyzed.
and i've been disarmed by your charm.

oh the reason the night is long is very simple.
i imagine, tonight, that we can get along.

that nothing i can do with you is wrong, tonight.
but if i'm careful at sunset, if i'm mindful at dawn,
clouded minds up north could sometimes produce rain and lightning.


if it's ok to touch you,
it's alright to think "electricity".
maybe it hasn't been so long.
maybe this dim time is just twilight.


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    General Commentsuch an awesome song

    i
    whit238on August 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthoney, i confess, i stole your heart.
    and honey, i confess that it was criminal.
    but i've been captured, i'm paralyzed.
    and i've been disarmed by your charm.



    i love this song.
    artsyfuckon September 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentoh, i wish i had my heart back.

    (sigh)
    juliashopeon September 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't really like rainer maria that much, but this song screams at me, "THIS IS YOU!" So, I like it.
    xedenxon March 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentbasically the night is long for this person is because he misses his love. he goes onto imagine that what he does doesnt make his love angry. if hes careful not to make her angry or upset she will be happy. he even asks if its ok to touch or not. he doesnt want to get her angry at him. hes very careful.
    he loves her and he imagines shes happy.
    ohpioneeron May 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, it's so sweet it breaks my heart.
    Melaniegon October 15, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"maybe this dim time is just twilight"

    so half glass full
    take me i'm yourson April 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat a beautiful song, such a lovely voice
    BearsAndBeetson March 09, 2010   Link
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    General Comment' if it's ok to touch you,
    it's alright to think "electricity" '

    Gorgeous song. Something about the passion of love in your late teens/early 20's that Rainer Maria convey so brilliantly in their early records; their songs perfectly capture the very fine line between agony and ecstacy when learning your first lessons about relationships when you're young.

    solarstoneon August 12, 2010   Link

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