Who Sang Turn Out the Lamplight? George Benson

George Benson Give Me the Night cover art
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Rodney Lynn Temperton
release date: 1980
genres: Electronic Jazz Funk / Soul
styles: Soul-Jazz/Rhythm & Blues/Disco
length: 4:43
producer: Quincy Jones
vocal: George Benson
mixer: Bruce Swedien
electric guitar: Lee Ritenour
recording engineer: Bruce Swedien
background vocals: Patti Austin and Tom Bahler
keyboard: Greg Phillinganes
percussion: Paulinho da Costa
synthesizer: Richard Tee
drums (drum set): John “JR” Robinson
bass guitar: Louis Johnson
assistant engineer: Mark Sackett, Ralph Osborn and Sheridan Eldridge
composer: Rod Temperton
lyricist: Rod Temperton
Comin' home is always joy to me
Ain't a place that I would rather be
I need to see the heaven in your eyes
Cause you're the love that's always hard to find
Every dreams that's ever crossed my mind
Only you can make the day end right

So turn out the lamplight
Sit by my side
Love me tonight
So turn out the lamplight
Let's dream for a while
Just you and I
And we'll let the world go spinning by

On a day when problems get me down
It's nice to think about the love we found
All I need is you and I'll get by
And though the years may make me old and grey
Darlin' you'll still take my breath away
'cause time can't change the warmth
Inside your smile


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Love × Love
  • 2 Off Broadway
  • 3 Moody’s Mood
  • 4 Give Me the Night
  • 5 What’s on Your Mind
  • 6 Dinorah, Dinorah
  • 7 Love Dance
  • 8 Star of a Story (X)
  • 9 Midnight Love Affair
  • 10 Turn Out the Lamplight