The Dead of the Night Lyrics

Shawn Colvin


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Shawn Colvin
album: Track 10 in album Steady On
release date: 1989-10
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Pop Rock
length: 5:04
composer: Shawn Colvin
lyricist: Shawn Colvin

Cover Art

Shawn Colvin Steady On cover art
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It is the dead of the night
On the dead of the night
I live on a dream, it came to me
When I was young

I brought it here, and now for years
The streets of London keep it safe and warm
Every morning it dies and is reborn
In the dead of the night

I keep a pencil and a book
I say this is how a life can look
Russian roulette, French-kissed cigarette
And the silence like an anvil

The things that you learn, but now all that burns
Is a candle
And the fog melts over the night, and it softens the edges
I begin to write in the dead of the night

A bead of sweat runs down my arm
And I drink it from my skin
It is the most real thing that I feel
It is communion

Bless the meek
Heal the sick
Protect the weak
In the dead of the night


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Steady On
  • 2 Diamond in the Rough
  • 3 Shotgun Down the Avalanche
  • 4 Stranded
  • 5 Another Long One
  • 6 Cry Like an Angel
  • 7 Something to Believe In
  • 8 The Story
  • 9 Ricochet in Time
  • 10 The Dead of the Night