In the heart of the night
In the cool southern rain
There's a full moon in sight
Shinin' down on the Pontchartrain
And the river she rises
Just like she used to do
She's so full of surprises
She reminds me of you

In the heart of the night
In the heart of the night
In the heart of the night
Oh, down in New Orleans

There's a night bird singing
Right on through till the dawn
And the streets are still ringing
With people carrying on
It's been so long waiting
Just to be here again
Anticipating
All the time I could spend

In the heart of the night
In the heart of the night
In the heart of the night
Oh, down in New Orleans

And I trust in your love
Never fallin' down
And I trust in your love
Just like I do in this town
Oh, never fallin' down
Oh, never fallin' down

In the heart of the night
In the cool fallin' rain
There's a full moon in sight
Shinin' down on the Pontchartrain
And the river she rises
Just like she used to do
She's so full of surprises (oh mama)
She reminds me of you (right here)

In the heart of the night
In the heart of the night
In the heart of the night
Oh, down in New Orleans

And I'm so glad to be back in New Orleans
Please don't wake me, don't shake me
If it's only, if it's only just a dream
Cause it's the only place that I can face
It makes me feel so right
Below that Dixie moon and lovin' you
In the heart of the night


Lyrics submitted by Bobo192

Heart of the Night Lyrics as written by Paul Cotton

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing

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    General Comment

    It's a beautiful song,conjures up some romantic imagery just for those who know what love is. :)

    redshiftdazzleron August 02, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Oh man. I love this song. I had the original 8-track. Fantastic.

    lobo81865on November 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    An abolutely brilliant Paul Cotton song. As the followup to "Crazy Love", it hit #20, but deserved to be a much bigger hit. Paul's r & b flavored tribute to New Orleans combined with Rusty Young's amazing pedal steel work is classic. If Poco is only remembered for one song, "Heart of the Night" deserves to be the one.

    JDeanBon February 21, 2007   Link
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    Memory

    Beautiful lyrics...makes me very homesick for my hometown. Have moved away but still miss New Orleans! This song conjures up some lovely memories

    anna104037on March 24, 2021   Link
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    General Comment

    I have always loved this song with those strings coming in on the final verse. I am frustrated by the mistake on your lyrics. The line is " There's a full moon in TIGHT shining down on the ponchetrain. It refers to a full moon on the horizon the looks closer, or in tighter to earth. this would be more dramatic reflecting off the big smooth surface of the huge lake.

    roger10566on March 23, 2023   Link

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