Live 27 Oct 1976 version

Well I'm riding down Kingsley figuring I'll get a drink
I turn the radio way up loud so I don't have to think
And I take her to the floor looking for a moment when the world seems right
And I go tearing into the guts of something in the night

I pick this chick up hitch-hiking, she just hung her head out the window and she screamed
But she was looking for someplace to go, to die or be redeemed
Well you can ride this road to dawn, without another human being in sight
But baby everybody's gone looking for something in the night

Said she was born with nothing, said she would better, better off that way
As soon as you got something, somebody comes along and they try to take it away
She wants me to push my old Chevy, together, we could make it clean, make it fast, we could make it out of sight
We'd surrender to the justice of something in the night

Because tonight nothing is forgotten or forgiven, when it's your last time around
And I got stuff running 'round my head, I can't live with or without
Well, inside all the big boys and the players, they sit around the tables and mumble, about something wrong and right
While outside kids like us rumble, baby, over something in the night

Tonight me and that little girl, we're gonna love each other 'til we got nothing left to show
We gonna drive my old car as hard and fast as she will go
For all the ones caught laughin' in the face of the devil, for waitin' when the moment is right
Somewhere we'll surrender to the beauty of something in the night
Woahhh there's something in the night
Woahhh there's something in the night

Page last updated: 03 Feb 2008


The above lyrics are for the live 27 Oct 1976 performance of SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT at Spectrum in Philadelphia, PA.

Ticket stub for the 27 Oct 1976 show at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
[Taken from Brucebase]

Verse 1: later appeared on the album version.
Verse 2: similar to the one on the live 01 Aug 1976 version.
Verse 3: rewritten.
Verse 4: similar to the one on the live 09 Oct 1976 version.
Verse 5: rewritten, never used again.

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