The Night: Nights in White Satin Song Lyrics

The Moody Blues with London Festival Orchestra

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Nights in white satin, never reaching the end
Letters I've written, never meaning to send
Beauty I'd always missed, with these eyes before
Just what the truth is, I can't say anymore
'Cause I love you, yes I love you, oh, how I love you

Gazing at people, some hand in hand
Just what I'm going through, they can't understand
Some try to tell me, thoughts they cannot defend
Just what you want to be you will be in the end
And I love you, yes I love you
Oh, how I love you, oh, how I love you

Nights in white satin, never reaching the end
Letters I've written, never meaning to send
Beauty I've always missed, with these eyes before
Just what the truth is, I can't say anymore
'Cause I love you, yes I love you
Oh, how I love you, oh, how I love you

'Cause I love you, yes I love you
Oh, how I love you, oh, how I love you

{Epilogue, spoken
Breathe deep the gathering gloom
Watch lights fade from every room
Bedsetter people look back and lament
Another day's useless energy's spent
Impassioned lovers wrestle as one
Lonely man cries for love and has none
New mother picks up and suckles her son
Senior citizens wish they were young
Cold-hearted orb that rules the night
Removes the colors from our sight
Red is grey and yellow white
But we decide which is right
And which is an illusionNights in white satin, never reaching the end
Letters I've written, never meaning to send
Beauty I'd always missed, with these eyes before
Just what the truth is, I can't say anymore
'Cause I love you, yes I love you, oh, how I love you

Gazing at people, some hand in hand
Just what I'm going through, they can't understand
Some try to tell me, thoughts they cannot defend
Just what you want to be you will be in the end
And I love you, yes I love you
Oh, how I love you, oh, how I love you

Nights in white satin, never reaching the end
Letters I've written, never meaning to send
Beauty I've always missed, with these eyes before
Just what the truth is, I can't say anymore
'Cause I love you, yes I love you
Oh, how I love you, oh, how I love you

'Cause I love you, yes I love you
Oh, how I love you, oh, how I love you

{Epilogue, spoken
Breathe deep the gathering gloom
Watch lights fade from every room
Bedsetter people look back and lament
Another day's useless energy's spent
Impassioned lovers wrestle as one
Lonely man cries for love and has none
New mother picks up and suckles her son
Senior citizens wish they were young
Cold-hearted orb that rules the night
Removes the colors from our sight
Red is grey and yellow white
But we decide which is right
And which is an illusion

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Day Begins
  • 2 Dawn: Dawn Is a Feeling
  • 3 The Morning: Another Morning
  • 4 Lunch Break: Peak Hour
  • 5 The Afternoon: Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?) / (Evening) Time to Get Away
  • 6 Evening: The Sun Set / Twilight Time
  • 7 The Night: Nights in White Satin
  • credits


    album: Track 7 in album Days of Future Passed
    release date: 1967-11-11
    popularity : 192 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Classical
    styles: Psychedelic Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 7:26
    conductor: Peter Knight
    orchestra: London Festival Orchestra
    composer: Justin Hayward
    lyricist: Justin Hayward

    Album Information

    label: Deram
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin