Live 30 Oct 1976 version

Well I'm driving 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

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

She said she was born with nothing, said she was better, better off that way
Soon as you got something they send somebody to come and take it away
She wants me to push that old car, together we could make it clean, make it fast, make it out of sight
And surrender to the justice of something in the night

Whoah and now nothing is forgotten or forgiven, when it's your last time around
Stuff running around my head, I can't live with or live down
Inside all the big boys and the players sit around the tables and mumble about some vague wrong and right
And outside kids like us rumble, babe, over something in the night

And when we found all the things we loved and they were crushed and dying in the dirt
And we tried to pick up the pieces and baby get away without getting hurt
And they caught us at the state line, burned our cars in one last fire fight
And sent us running blind into the swamps, chasing something in the night

Page last updated: 05 Feb 2008


The above lyrics are for the live 30 Oct 1976 performance of SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT at Palladium in New York City, NY, during the Lawsuit Tour.

Promotional ad for the 1976 six-night stand at Palladium, New York City, NY
[Taken from Brucebase]

Ticket stub for the 30 Oct 1976 show at Palladium, New York City, NY
[Taken from Brucebase]

This version of SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT was used between 29 Oct 1976 and 04 Nov 1976, and is very similar to the live 28 Oct 1976 version, but with the last verse rewritten, to appear later on the album version.

Verse 1: later appeared on the albums version.
Verse 2: similar to the one on the live 01 Aug 1976 version.
Verse 3: similar to the one on the live 27 Oct 1976 version.
Verse 4: similar to the one on the live 09 Oct 1976 version.
Verse 5: will later appear on the album version.

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Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for this version's lyrics.