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Song title: Because the night


Because the night - Live 1975-85 version

Take me now baby here as I am
Pull me close try and understand
I work all day out in the hot sun
Stay with me now till the mornin' comes
Come on now try and understand
The way I feel when I'm in your hands
Take me now as the sun descends
They can't hurt you now
They can't hurt you now
They can't hurt you now

Chorus:
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us

What I got I have earned
What I'm not I have learned
Desire and hunger is the fire I breathe
Just stay in my bed till the morning comes
Come on now try and understand
The way I feel when I'm in your hands
Take me now as the sun descends
They can't hurt you now
They can't hurt you now
They can't hurt you now

(Chorus)

Your love is here and now
The vicious circle turns and burns without
Though I cannot live forgive me now
The time has come to take this moment and
They can't hurt you now

Notes: Originally written for Patti Smith, has become a Bruce classic. These lyrics refers to the live version included in the LIVE 1975-85 boxed set


Because the night - early take

...Belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers

What I got, what I ??? ???
???
??? till the morning comes

Come on now, baby here I plead
Woman baby, whats in it for me
Daylight comes, ???
They can't touch me now, they can't touch me now, they can't hurt us now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Big Man

Well love is here and now ??
???
Na na na na na na
La la la la la la la la
They can't touch me now, they can't touch me now, they can't touch me now

Because the night belongs to lovers

Notes: Originally written for Patti Smith, has become a Bruce classic. These lyrics refers to the early studio working of the song.


Because the night - "Come on now" take

Come on now try and understand
Oh baby take me by the hand
Work all the day in the hot sun
Ah ah ah, till the mornin' comes

Come on now, baby here as I am
??? looking for me
Daylight comes, take me under your cover
They can't touch me now, they can't touch me now, they can't touch me now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers

What I got, what I earned
Oh baby ???
???
??? till the morning comes

Come on now baby here as I plead
Whoa now baby, working for me
Daylight comes, take me under your cover
They can't touch me now, they can't touch me now, they can't hurt us now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Big Man

Your love is here and now
???
???
???
They can't touch me now, can't touch me now, touch me now

Because the night belongs to lovers
..…

Notes: Middle-version


Because the night - "Take me now" take

Take me now baby here as I am
Pull me close try and understand
I work all day breaking in the hot sun
On my back 'till the mornin' comes
Come on now try and understand
Work all day pushin' for the man
Daylight comes take me under your covers
They can't hurt me now
They can't hurt me now
They can't hurt me now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers

What I got what I have earned
What I'm not ???
All I need ???
???
Come on now baby ???
???
Daylight starts take me under your clothes
They can't touch us now
They can't touch us now
They can't touch us now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Big Man

Your love is here and now
The ???
Na na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na na
They can't touch us now
Whoa

Because the night belongs to lovers
....…

Notes: This take is very near to the definitive one, but its clear that this song can gain its dimension only in live performances.


Because the night - 01-Jul-1978 version

Take me now baby here as I am
Hold me close try and understand
I work all day out in the hot sun
Break my back till the morning comes

Come on now, baby hear my plea
I work all day pushing for the man
Daylight comes, take me under your covers
They can't hurt us now
They can't hurt us now
They can't hurt us now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers

What I got I have earned
What I'm not baby I have learned
Love is a warning on the telephone
Waits until morning when I'm alone

Come on now try and understand
I work all day pushing for the man
Take me now as the sun descends
You can hurt me now
They cant hurt us now
They cant hurt us now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers

Your love is here and I
The vicious circle turns and burns
???
I can't believe that I'm alone
???
Can't touch me now
Can't hurt us now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers

Notes: Originally written for Patti Smith, has become a Bruce classic. These lyrics refers to the live version of 01-Jul-1978


Because the night - From 05-Jul-1978 version

Take me now baby here as I am
Hold me close, try and understand
I work all day out in the hot sun
I break my back till the evening comes

Come on now try and understand
I work all day busting for the man
Daylights gone, take me under your cover
They can't hurt us now
Can't hurt us now, can't hurt us now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us

What I got I have earned
What I'm not baby I have learned
Love is like an angel, comes at dusk
Stay in my bed 'till the morning comes
Come on now try and understand
I work all day busting for the man
Daylight comes, take me under you cover
They can't hurt us now
Can't hurt me now, can't hurt you now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us

With love we seed
The doubt, the vicious circle
Turns and burns
Without you I cannot live
Forgive me now, the time has come
To take this moment on
They can't hurt us now, they can't hurt us now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers

Notes: Originally written for Patti Smith, has become a Bruce classic. These lyrics refers to the live version of 05-Jul-1978


Because the night - Dec-1978 / May 1981version

Take me now baby here as I am
Hold me close, try and understand
I work all day out in the hot sun
I break my back till the evening comes

Come on now try and understand
The way I feel when I'm in your hands
Take me now as the sun descends
They can't hurt us now
Can't hurt us now, can't hurt us now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers

What I got I have earned
What I'm not baby I have learned
Love is like an angel, that comes at dusk
Stay in my bed 'till the evening comes
Come on now try and understand
I work all day pushing for the man
Take me now as the sun descends
They can't hurt us now
Can't hurt me now, can't hurt you now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers

With love we seed
The doubt, the vicious circle
Turns and burns
Without you I cannot live
Forgive me now, the time has come
To take this moment and
They can't hurt us now, they can't hurt us now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lovers

Notes: Originally written for Patti Smith, has become a Bruce classic. These lyrics refers to the live version played from Dec 1978 to Mid-1981


Because the night - From Dec-1981 version

Take me now baby here as I am
Hold me close, try and understand
I work all day out in the hot sun
Stay with me now 'till the morning comes

Come on now try and understand
The way I feel when I'm in your hands
Take me now as the sun descends
They can't hurt us now
They can't hurt us now, they can't hurt us now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us

What I got I have earned
What I'm not baby I have learned
Desire and hunger is the fire I breathe
Stay with me now 'till the morning comes
Come on now try and understand
The way I feel under your command
Take me now as the sun descends
They can't hurt us now
They can't hurt me now, they can't hurt you now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us

Your love thats here
And now, the vicious circle
Turns and burns
Without you I cannot live
Forgive me now, the time has come
To take this moment and
They can't hurt us now, they can't hurt us now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us

Because the night
Because the night
Because the night
Because the night

Notes: Originally written for Patti Smith, has become a Bruce classic. These lyrics refers to the live version played from 1981 onwards


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 30/12/1977 Cbgb'S, New York,NY ,USA
Last known live performance: 23/04/2018 Beacon Theater, New York,NY ,USA

Song 'history':


Recorded during the DARKNESS studio sessions, but then not used for the album.
Largely (76 times) played during the Darkness tour
Often played during the River tour (66 times)
Played during the Born in the U.S.A. tour (40 times)
The song made its first official apparition being included, as inedit track, in the 'LIVE 1975-85' box set
22 perfomances were given during the Tunnel of Love tour
Performed 4 times during the 1988 Amnesty International tour
Played during the Human Touch tour (31 times)
Played during the Reunion tour (12 times)
15 perfomances were given during the Rising tour
Played during the Vote For Change tour, in October 2004.
One only rendering for this song in the Devils and Dust tour (13/08/2005 Pontiac Theatre, Vancouver ,Canada)
A discrete number of performances (46) was given during the Magic tour
17 perfomances were given during the Working on a Dream tour
Published on the 'The Promise' Album, released in November 2010.
Published in live version in the 3rd DVD: House Cut 'Houston '78 of 'The Promise'
Often played during the Wrecking Ball tour (52 times)
During the High Hopes tour, the song was played less than a dozen times
A quite firm number for the whole 2016 The River tour, missing just from 5 shows
Performed 13 times during the 2017 Summer tour

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