"The Night Comes Down" as written by and Brian Harold / May....
When I was young it came to me
And I could see the sun breakin'
Lucy was high and so was I dazzling
Holding the world inside
Once I believed in ev'ryone
Everyone and anyone can see

Oh oh the night comes down
And I get afraid of losing my way
Oh oh the night comes down
Oooh and it's dark again

Once I could laugh with ev'ryone
Once I could see the good in me
The black and the white distinctively coloring
Holding the world inside
Now all the world is grey to me
Nobody can see you gotta believe it

Oh oh the night comes down
And I get afraid of losing my way
Oh oh the night comes down
Oooh and it's dark again
And it's dark again
And it's dark again

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"The Night Comes Down" as written by Brian Harold May

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    General Comment"Lucy was high and so was I, dazzling"

    I hate to be one of those people who equates every remotely imaginative lyric to being about drug use, but don't you think that could be a reference to such things? Either that or it's an allusion to "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds." Or it could be both, I suppose.
    Sandwich-Mastaon April 30, 2009   Link
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    General Comment2 things:
    one is that he is sleeping, dreaming a great dream and refuses to wake up.
    another is that its a memory as a child, wishing he would return to that life, so he daydream about it, and is afraid the memory is gone
    i love this song. i love the guitars so much
    ElKarmaScaramoucheon March 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThere's a Floyd-like quality to this track.
    Kaztoron April 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA floyd-like quality?!!!! O_o

    Pink Floyd and Queen...together?!

    SWEET, I am buying this album next!
    ACDCPinkFloydQueenon January 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI know what this is about. So, so much.
    This song is about depression. this is what it feels like. It gets scary and sad when it becomes night again, when its dark-- thats the way it is. once i could laugh, see the good in me, see the black and the white.... but you cant anymore, its all so sad and blurred and scary and confusing and passionaltey meanless. Hang on with me Brian... I know it
    Miss_Anieon March 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think "Lucy was high, and so was I" was meant to date the song: Sgt Pepper was released in 1967, when Brian May (who wrote this song) would've been twenty. I think the song is describing what he was personally going through at the time.

    I initially interpreted this song as being about one who lost his naivety, a person who grew up and began to see the world from more perspectives than just the one he was raised to have; nothing is black and white anymore, and he no longer knows what is right or wrong, if the way he is living is right anymore, and he is left to be sad, confused, and alone.

    Maybe I chose to think of it that way because I can relate to the song in that way, I'm not sure: I agree that is also can deal with depression, and now I end up thinking it has to do with both, especially taking into consideration the chorus.

    Ultimately this is probably my favorite Queen song: Queen's first album is just a gem in the first place, and this song is simply beautiful. And as I said I can relate to it a lot and it brings me comfort (if one could say that) that I have found a songwriter that understands what I'm currently going through.
    warpsevenon February 21, 2013   Link

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