Who Sang Before the Night Is Over? Billy Joe Royal

Release information
Writer(s): Hutson Brock, Red Lane, Tim Hollimon
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country Rock
length: 2:53
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Lyrics
I can't stay home at all, I'm afraid you might call
And I'm fool enough to fall for the same old line
I won't follow my heart to wherever you are
No, I won't go that far, no, not this time
Oh, when it comes down to it
I'll try not to do it
But there'll be a quarter in a pay phone
And a finger on a touch tone
Before the night is over

I'll just cruise with my friends cause they know how it is
I'll just smile and pretend that it's all right
And turn the radio on, there's so many sad songs
But I'll leave you alone if it takes all night
Cause when it comes down to it
I'll try not to do it
But there'll be a quarter in a pay phone
And a finger on a touch tone
Before the night is over

Would it hurt more not to have you
Or hurt more to be without you
Or to never ever have you again (to have you again)
But when it comes down to it
I just know I'm gonna do it
There'll be a quarter in a pay phone
And a finger on a touch tone
Before this night is over

Tracklist
  • 1 Searchin' for Some Kind of Clue
  • 2 Before the Night Is Over
  • 3 Old Friends Don't Make Good Lovers
  • 4 There's a Method to My Sadness
  • 5 Free Me
  • 6 From Lover to Lover
  • 7 How Could You Leave Me
  • 8 We Had Love
  • 9 A Ring Where a Ring Used to Be
  • 10 How Hard Can It Be
  • 11 If the Jukebox Took Teardrops

  • Release information
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin