Because the night (Patti Smith)


Take me now, baby here as I am
Pull me close, try and understand
Desire is hunger is the fire I breathe
Love is a banquet on which we feed
Come on now, try and understand
The way I feel when I’m in your hand
Take my hand as the sun descends
They cannot hurt you now, cannot hurt you now, cannot hurt you now

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

Have I a doubt, when I’m alone
Love is a ring on the telephone
Love is an angel, disguised as lust
Here in my bed until the morning comes
Come on now, try and understand
The way I feel when I’m in your hand
Take my hand as the sun descends
They cannot hurt you now, cannot hurt you now, cannot hurt you now

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

And all we felt
With doubt the vicious circle
Turn and burns
Without you I cannot live
Forgive, the yearning burning
I believe it’s time, too real to feel
So touch me now, touch me now, touch me now

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

’cause we believe in the night we’re lovers
’cause we believe in the night we trust
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to love.