Take the ribbon from your hair
Shake it loose and let it fall
Layin' soft against your skin
Like the shadows on the wall

Come and lay down by my side
Till the early mornin' light
All I'm askin' is your time
Help me make it through the night

I don't care who's right or wrong
I don't try to understand
I don't care about tomorrow
'Cause tonight I need a friend

Yesterday is dead and gone
And tomorrow's out of sight
Ain't it sad to be alone
Help me make it through the night

I don't care who's right or wrong
I don't try to understand
I don't care about tomorrow
June tonight I need a friend

Yesterday is dead and gone
And tomorrow's out of sight
Ain't it sad to be alone
Help me make it through the night
Ain't it sad to be alone
Help me make it through the night


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"Help Me Make it Through the Night" as written by Kris Kristofferson

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    General Commenti think this may be the most beautiful song he's ever sang. it's like he's at the point in his life when he doesn't have to sing to anybody else. it's just a song to God. just a prayer. i love it.
    GabrielDeRoseon June 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow.
    I can't belive im the first person to comment this great song.
    I belive its about growing old,nearing death,and just talking to God about helping him to keep on going.
    xdontsayitsoverxon July 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti can agree with the person above on part of this. but the main meaning of this song is that he lost his wife and doesn't know how to continue.. his broken heart wouldn't mend...
    cut_you_downon July 04, 2006   Link
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    General Comment This is a song about Larry Gatlin, the guy who wrote it back in '71, at a time when he thought he lost everything and turned to god. It was first released on Kris Kristofferson's 'Jesus was a capicorn' with Gatlin also singing on it. I read that Gatlin was discovered by both Cash and Kristofferson. They were walking together down a street and passed a church and could hear gatlin singing. He did his first gigs with Kristofferson and then became famous in his own right. All the gokd in California is his biggest song. Later in life he turned to hard drugs, but now, as he puts it, found god again. By the way, I don't believe in the bible, but I do like both this song and Why Me Lord by Kristofferson. Cash also covered Why Me Lord.
    benjimion December 08, 2011   Link

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