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Song title: Night


Night - Album version

You get up every morning at the sound of the bell
You get to work late and the boss man’s giving you hell
Till you’re out on a midnight run
Losing your heart to a beautiful one
And it feels right as you lock up the house
Turn out the lights and step out into the night

And the world is busting at its seams
And you’re just a prisoner of your dreams
Holding on for your life `cause you work all day
To blow `em away in the night

The rat traps filled with soul crusaders [1]
The circuits lined and jammed with chromed invaders
And she’s so pretty that you’re lost in the stars
As you jockey your way through the cars
And sit at the light, as it changes to green
With your faith in your machine off you scream into the night

And you’re in love with all the wonder it brings
And every muscle in your body sings as the highway ignites
You work nine to five and somehow you survive till the night
Hell all day they’re busting you up on the outside
But tonight you’re gonna break on through to the inside
And it’ll be right, it’ll be right, and it’ll be tonight

And you know she will be waiting there
And you’ll find her somehow you swear
Somewhere tonight you run sad and free
Until all you can see is the night

Notes: [1] previously used in A love so fine


Night - Early take 1

Get up every morning at the sound of the bell
Get to work late and the boss man give you hell
And you’re out on a midnight run
you’re not taking any heat from anyone.
And it feels right,
as you lock up the house,
turn out the light
and step out into the night.

And the world is bustin’ out it seems
and you’re just a prisoner of your dreams
holdin’ on for your life.
You work all day to prove it in the night

The rat trap’s filled with soul crusaders
Circus line and jammed with
you’re checking with your buddies on the boulevard
as you jockey your way through the cars
and sit at the light,
as it changes to green,
you ??? the machine
and off you scream into the night.

And you’re in love with all the wonder it brings
And every muscle in your body sings
As the highway ignites
You work nine to five trying to stay alive in the night.

You’re out all day bustin your rump on the outside,
But tonight you’re going to break on through to the inside,
tonight tonight tonight tonight tonight.

And you know she will be waiting there
And you’ll find her somehow you swear, somewhere, tonight
You’ll run wild and free and all you will see
Is the night, the night, the night.

Notes: This is the BTR out-take, of the official take.


Night - Early take 2

Get up every morning at the sound of the bell
Get into work late and the boss man giving you hell
And soon you're out on a midnight run
You're not taking any heat from anyone
And it feels right
As you lock up the house
Turn out the lights
And step out into the night

And the world is bustin' out it seems
And you're just a prisoner of your dream
Holdin' on for your life
You work all day to blow it away in the night

The rat traps filled with soul crusaders
Circuits line and jammed with chrome invaders
You're checking with your buddies on the boulevard
As you jockey your way through the cars
And sit at the light
As it changes to green
With your faith in your machine
And off you scream into the night

And you're in love with all the wonder it brings
And every muscle in your body sings
As the highway ignites
You work nine to five trying to stay alive 'till the night

You're out all day bustin' your rump on the outside
But tonight you're going to break on through to the inside
Tonight tonight tonight tonight tonight

And you know she will be waiting there
And you'll find her somehow you swear, somewhere tonight
You'll run wild and free and all you will see
Is the night, the night, the night

Notes: This is the BTR out-take, of the official take. This one was recorded between March and July 1975 at The Record Plant, New York City.


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 13/08/1975 Bottom Line, New York,NY ,USA
Last known live performance: 27/01/2017 Perth Arena, Perth ,Australia

Song 'history':

Recorded during the 1974 and/or Born to Run sessions (and released on the BORN TO RUN ALBUM)
A discrete number of performances (78) was given during the Born to Run tour
32 perfomances were given during the Darkness tour
Not much used during the River tour, deserving only 5 renderings
Played once in the whole Born in the U.S.A. tour (29/10/1984 Sports Arena, Los Angeles,CA ,USA)
Bruce gave this song only two shots through the Reunion tour (11/08/1999 Continental Arena, E.Rutherford,NJ ,USA and 26/06/2000 Madison Square Garden, New York,NY ,USA)
Bruce inserted it 34 times in the setlists of the Rising tour
The Barcelona show of the Rising tour was broadcast and released on DVD 'LIVE IN BARCELONA', which included also this song
Played during the rehearsals for the Magic tour, in Sep 2007.
Played during the Magic tour (33 times)
22 perfomances were given during the Working on a Dream tour
Played during the Wrecking Ball tour (16 times)
It only saw the light less than a dozen times in the whole High Hopes tour
It only saw the light less than a dozen times in the whole 2016 The River tour
Performed 1 times during the 2017 Summer tour

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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