Shame on the night
For places I've been
And what I've seen
For giving me the strangest dreams
But you never really know just what they mean
So oh shame on the night

Shame on you
You've stolen the day
Snatched it away
But I saw the sky
An I never want to die
Now you know the reason why
Oh shame on the night

You don't care what you've done
So I think I'd better run

Shame on the sun
For the light you sold
I've lost my hold
On the magic flame
But now I know your name
Oh Lord just go the way you came again
Oh shame on the night

You don't care what you've done
So I know I'd better run

Shame on the night
For places I've been
And what I've seen
For giving me the strangest dreams
But you never really know just what they mean
So oh shame on the night

You don't care what you've done
Here I go I've got to run



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"Shame on the Night" as written by Jimmy Bain, Ronnie James Dio, Vincent Appice, Vivian Patrick Campbell

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., VINCENT APPICE D/B/A APPICE MUSIC

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    General Comment:Woohoo! First post!

    I can't believe my eyes! No one has posted yet!

    And this is one of Dio's best songs. Shame on you!
    MrHindukermaon January 22, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:This song makes me think of someone at the end of their life, yet doing all that they can manage to stave off the inevitable. Not so much from the lyrics, but from the heavy, oppressive feeling of the music. I love this song - I think that this is certainly one of the best songs on the album.
    aniseastraon April 09, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:i think this song is about "night" he says "Shame on the night
    For places I've been
    And what I've seen
    For giving me the strangest dreams
    But you never really know just what they mean
    So oh shame on the night"

    he talks about what night give to us the dreams which are not always nice
    about people who were killed and robed at night and all crimes which happens at night
    sabbathbloodyon March 16, 2011   Link

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