Lyrics Post: “Lonely Is The Night” Billy Squier

A LONG time ago I heard this song for the first time. The riff, the lyrics, they stay with me still. They haunt me, fortify me, and everything in between.

Dig it.

“Lonely is the night when you find yourself alone

Your demons come to light and your mind is not your own

Lonely is the night when there’s no one left to call

You feel the time is right–(say) the writin’s on the wall

It’s a high time to fight when the walls are closin’ in

Call it what you like–It’s time you got to win

Lonely, lonely, lonely–your spirit’s sinkin’ down

You find you’re not the only stranger in this town

Red lights, green lights, stop ‘n go jive

Headlines, deadlines jammin’ your mind

You been stealin’ shots from the side

Let your feelin’s go for a ride

There’s danger out tonight..the man is on the prowl

Get the dynamite…the boys are set to prowl

Lonely is the night when you hear the voices call

Are you ready for a fight–do you wanna take it all

Slowdown, showdown–waitin’ on line

Showtime, no time for changin’ your mind

Streets are ringin’, march to the sound

Let your secrets follow you down

Somebody’s watchin’ you baby–so much you can do

Nobody’s stoppin’ you baby, from makin’ it too

One glimpse’ll show you now baby, what the music can do

One kiss’ll show you now baby–it can happen to you

No more sleepin’, wastin’ our time

Midnight creepin’s first on our minds

No more lazin’ ’round the tv

You’ll go crazy–come out with me”

Writer(s): Billy Squier

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