Bruce Springsteen - Night Lyrics

You get up every morning at the sound of the bell
You get to work late and the boss man's giving you hell
Till you're out on a midnight run
Losing your heart to a beautiful one
And it feels right as you lock up the house
Turn out the lights and step out into the night

And the world is busting at its seams
And you're just a prisoner of your dreams
Holding on for your life 'cause you work all day
To blow 'em away in the night

The rat traps filled with soul crusaders
The circuits lined and jammed with chromed invaders
And she's so pretty that you're lost in the stars
As you jockey your way through the cars
And sit at the light, as it changes to green
With your faith in your machine off you scream into the night

And you're in love with all the wonder it brings
And every muscle in your body sings as the highway ignites
You work nine to five and somehow you survive till the night
Hell all day they're busting you up on the outside
But tonight you're gonna break on through to the inside
And it'll be right, it'll be right, and it'll be tonight

And you know she will be waiting there
And you'll find her somehow you swear
Somewhere tonight you run sad and free
Until all you can see is the night

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Bruce Springsteen Night Comments
  1. futuregirl 24

    This is bloody brilliant!

  2. John Elie

    What a phenomenal album! One of the best ever...

  3. B Smith

    He took us working class kids to where we and screaming with his rock while we swilled our beer in taverns and took our drugs....we could "get away" with Bruce and the band...he spoke for a generation of working class young stiffs.

  4. John Payne

    Always dreamed this song was about , me! Only Bruce, yea!

  5. Woo Bino

    Why does this whole album sound so tinny? Like the bass is just sucked out of it....I have this on vinyl and always loved the music but thought that the sound was beyond flat sounding.
    Anyone agree?


    Woo Bino yes. The bass is MIA on this album

  6. Jandar Tyr

    This ts another song that reminds me of summer, the jersey shore and hanging out all night on the boardwalk. I can almost smell the popcorn and the salt on the air

  7. LameStudiosInc

    Every album from the debut to the river is a best of album for Bruce.

  8. Adriann Serra

    Anyone who grew up either in NY or like me in NJ we couldn’t wait for the Night to head to the Shore ;-) We would go to the Clubs and Dance , Dance , Dance .. Maybe even catch a glimpse of the Boss !!! Grew up , threw up and Stood Up !!!

  9. Scott Kaye

    Gteat,great song.


    Bruce sings w such passion, that’s what makes him
    So great

  11. Dragan Klena

    I haven't came into the night yet,but hope to get there someday...

  12. PutrIsCool

    This is probably my second favorite song by Springsteen, second only to Born to Run

  13. Félix L

    Some parts of this song make me want to sing "... Like a bat out of Hell" !

  14. Abner's Boy

    The attack of that intro grabs you by the throat....lets you know what you're in for.

  15. Cy Tolliver

    Verga! esta sigue siendo mi favorita después de años tbh

  16. nayr497

    Had this on the turntable this morning and this song really stood out for me today. My 19 month old son liked it as well. One of the joys of having a son is introducing him to really great artists, such as the heavy rotation of Tom Petty and the HBs of late. And Bruce this morning.


    It's good to see that you're showing this to your son, I was introduced to Bruce by my dad as well.

  17. ignatius reilly

    One of Springsteen's better songs. Shitload of chord changes!

  18. Drew Hunkins

    An underrated Springsteen gem. " you jockey your way through the cars..." Love it.

  19. FeatherInPhilly

    This song is the embodiment of the E Street Band. Everything that makes The Boss and the Boys special is on display. Perfection.

  20. Stephen Moore

    This, along with Thunder Rd, for me the highlights of BTR

    William Sullivan

    Great great song.. .

    Conrail Gp30

    And jungleland


    Literally every song in Born to Run is great

  21. Michael Moss

    I can't believe there's 3 thumbs down!  Great Boss song!

  22. Erick Fernando Medina Gomez

    es todo un clasico😀😀😀😀😀😃😃😃😃😉😉☺☺😍

  23. Thrash till Death

    One of his best songs!

  24. Mike Abler

    This is one of the MANY Bruce Springsteen songs that definitely deserves more attention. Every song of his is great, even those that don't wind up on his 'Hits' albums


    As my YouTube screen name would imply, I am a HUGE Bruce fan, but even I would admit that most of his output starting from The Rising forward is very weak and uninspired-sounding. So, saying "every song is great" is a definitely a minority opinion even amongst the most ardent Springsteen fans.

  25. Stefano Fiori

    The ultimate mood setter for a night out

  26. Sophie -Grace

    SUCH a great song. I love the sense of desperation that it conveys.

    Larry Dong

    I see you all over Bruce's vids

  27. 652Graystripe

    I've always considered Night much better than some other songs on Born to Run. It definitely deserves a mention.

  28. Gabriele 95

    Underrated? Shame.  I find this is one of Springsteen's best songs ever.

    Jessica Blazev


  29. Joe Mrozinski

    Opened with this at The Palace Theater , Waterbury , Ct . 1976 ...& I was there !!!


    As he did when I saw him in Feb. 1977 at the Milwaukee arena!!
    Set the tone nicely for the rest of the show!


    East Main St.?

  30. marc cresta

    Damn nice,Under rated song for sure.Love this Album and Darkness on the Edge of town..

  31. Boz Ajanovic

    Lovely, bit overlooked song. Always loved it. :)

  32. Dennis Sharkey

    The entire born to run album was the way a young man 18 to 25 lived and if you listen, they still live this way today. Springsteen nailed life, some have seen this, others may never see it. I hope for the young of today and tomrrow, this album forever lives on. I miss the soulful sound of Clarence. If I out live Bruce, I will always know who the boss is.

  33. saturnionable

    Thanks for posting this song, it's a great one!

  34. johnnyM809

    One of Bruce's best and most exhilirating songs about the joys of being young and carefree. Great, feel-good lyrics, and fantastic driving rock and roll. What a songwriter....

  35. INTJ1348

    Hell yeah! Springsteen makes me wanna run outside and scream and shout and get drunk in the sun....

  36. stephanie horne

    one of his best. thanks!

  37. ImStillDancing

    You're welcome! :)

  38. sarahi010

    I love this song!! :))