Lonely is the night when you find yourself alone
Your demons come to light and your mind is not your own
Lonely is the night when there's no one left to call
You feel the time is right, say the writing's on the wall

It's a high time to fight when the walls are closin' in
Call it what you like it's time you got to win
Lonely, lonely, lonely your spirit's sinkin' down
You find you're not the only stranger in this town

Red lights, green lights, stop and go jive
Headlines, deadlines jammin' your mind
You been stealin' shots from the side
Let your feeling's go for a ride

There's danger out tonight, the man is on the prowl
Get the dynamite, the boys are set to howl
Lonely is the night when you hear the voices call
Are you ready for a fight, do you wanna take it all?

Slowdown, showdown waitin' on line
Show time, no time for changin' your mind
Streets are ringin', march to the sound
Let your secrets follow you down

Somebody's watchin' you baby, so much you can do
Nobody's stoppin' you baby, from makin' it too
One glimpse'll show you now baby, what the music can do
One kiss'll show you now baby, it can happen to you

No more sleepin', wastin' our time
Midnight creepin's, first on our minds
No more lazin' 'round the TV
You'll go crazy, come out with me

Feelin' lonely
Lonely is the night
Feelin' lonely
Lonely is the night
Lonely, lonely, lonely

Lyrics submitted by scubamantiz, edited by potatoski, sarcastic6, digitalmanMKII, freedom122

Lonely Is the Night Lyrics as written by William H Squier

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  • +2
    General Comment
    I kinda like this song. It has a good rythm and Billy has a good voice. I agree with god save theQueen, but i also think it's about how when you're lonely, you start looking for anything to do, even if you'll regret it later.
    Play the Gameon February 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    i think it's about life on the road, doing shows and one night stands, drugs, parties, and how u cant really have a relationship that way
    god_save_theQUEENon May 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    No computers in the times this song was written folks!!!Watin on the line meant phone most likely although it might have been a drug reference...Billy ruled in the 70's and 80's!!
    crombiegirl00on April 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation
    I think this song is clearly about going out and partying instead of staying at home. I dont really see anything the suggests masturbation.
    thewooleymammothon December 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    anyone who doesn't like billy squire is a COMMUNIST
    theodore9on April 12, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    whoa, flashback
    rabbitmisteron March 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    squire kicks ass
    joewalshfanon March 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    great song, dont know what its about exactly. i think play_the_game has some good insights,about what lonely people can end up doing, esp at nighttime. only the first two verses could be about masturbation, but i doubt it.
    meaningmastaon March 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    Kick ass song. Lonely IS the night when you're on the road.
    pringles21on November 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    yeah... i'm pretty sure it's not about monkey-spanking... people just love to misinterpret squire's songs as being about that, don't ya? the stroke, this, in the dark... geez people, get your minds out of the gutters... that said, i agree with god save theQueen as far as the ACTUAL meaning goes...
    achoryzentwoon May 17, 2010   Link

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