Until the Night Lyrics - Billy Joel

Billy Joel 52nd Street cover art
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Joel
release date: 1978-10-13
length: 6:36
producer: Phil Ramone
engineer: Jim Boyer
assistant engineer: Dave Martone
piano: Billy Joel
organ: Richie Cannata
vocal: Billy Joel
background vocals: Doug Stegmeyer
clarinet: Richie Cannata
saxophone: Richie Cannata
electric guitar: Steve Khan
acoustic guitar: Steve Khan
bass: Doug Stegmeyer
drums (drum set): Liberty DeVitto
brass arranger & strings arranger: Robert Freedman
guest chimes & percussion: David Friedman
guest nylon guitar: Hugh McCracken
composer: Billy Joel
lyricist: Billy Joel
I never ask you where you go
After I leave you in the morning
We go our different ways to separate situations
It's not that easy anymore

Today I do what must be done
I give my time to total strangers
But now it feels as though the day goes on forever
MOre than it ever did before

Until the night, until the night
I just might make it
Until the night, until the night
When I see you again

Now you're afraid that we have changed
And I'm afraid we're getting older
So many broken hearts, so many lonely faces
So many lovers come and gone

I'll have my fears like every man
You'll have your tears like every woman
Today we'll be unsure, is this what we believe in
And wonder how can we go on


When the sun goes down
And the day is over
When the last of the light has gone
As they pour into the street
I will be getting closer
As the cars turn their headlights on
While they're closing it down
We're gonna open it up
And while they're going to sleep
We'll just be starting to touch
I'm just beginning to feel
I'm just beginning to give
I'm just beginning to feel
I'm just beginning to live
Before I leave you again
Before the light of the dawn
Before this evening can end
I have been waiting so long


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Big Shot
  • 2 Honesty
  • 3 My Life
  • 4 Zanzibar
  • 5 Stiletto
  • 6 Rosalinda’s Eyes
  • 7 Half a Mile Away
  • 8 Until the Night
  • 9 52nd Street