Cat Stevens - Blackness Of The Night Lyrics




In the blackness of the night
I seem to wander endlessly
With a hope burning out deep inside
I'm a fugitive, community has driven me out
For this bad, bad world I'm beginning to doubt
I'm alone and there is no one by my side

In the blackness of the night
I see a shadow passing by
From the heels of an old soldier boy
There's no compromising
And his eyes are black as the sky
For this bad, bad world he is going to die
He's alone and there is no one by his side

In the blackness of the night
I see a sparkle of a star
From the sweet silver tear of a child
And she's clutching at a photograph of long, long ago
When her parents were happy she was too young to know
She's alone and there is no one by her side

I'm alone and there is no one by my side

In the blackness of the night
I seem to wander endlessly
With a hope burning out deep inside
I'm a fugitive, community has driven me out
For this bad, bad world I'm beginning to doubt
I'm alone, and there is no one by my side





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  1. Tim Gilbert

    Such an awesome powerful song from his back catolog

  2. Peck the Town Crier

    Ahhh, this is beautiful.

  3. Clair Rollings

    Sometimes God wants us to be alone! 😘Thanks for your music it has deep resonance.

  4. Faster Quicker

    Classic Cat, deep, touching, thoughtful, elegantly composure.. though sweetened by the character only time can render. Very nice.

  5. MOSTAFA FALLAH

    Love and peace ✌️ 🌈🍎🌄💌 God

  6. Raihanah Cantik

    😭💜

  7. Pluviophile

    I don't know why it reminds me of "The dead dont die" by sturgill simpson

  8. Jason Lee

    so great...

  9. Goodnight Hero

    Hey cat when I was little my dad used to play your music in his old pickup truck. He passed away when I was 17 and I played father and son at his service. You helped me get thru some of the worst times in my life. I'm 31 years old now and I'd be proud to have my son listen to you.

    Hopeful Sarah

    Vert touching testimony to your father. May he rest in peace! He had a good taste!

  10. RockNRolla RockNRolla

    sad but true

  11. ruderocker

    May you play forever old friend. You've always lifted me. There is no one I'd rather hear than you.

  12. Wawal Grimlins

    Une merveille !!! merci Yusuf !

  13. Star Dust

    It is way too much for any heart to bear the saddness of this song..

  14. solange loe-sack-sioe

    So true , so beautifully written!!! Thank you, ❤️

  15. Steppenwolf

    Mr. Yusuf, I grew up with your songs the past 40+ yrs, early from the beginning because my mother loved the later Cat Stevens albums; I later got albums of my own but I always preferred listening to them on the record. Why, Why, did I never consider your youtube presence?
    Must be that Im too old school but consider me here right now!

  16. Andrew Monske

    I was born in the right generation, being around awful music all the time gives me an appreciation for all the good music that already happened

  17. Amany Ahmed

    See when your are in bad mood and hear words typically describe your state as he was with youb.. Un believable..

  18. Jane Dawson

    Thank you 💕

  19. Hadia Laouar

    I'm 25 years old and still love you Yusuf Islam

  20. JACKITTT

    Lovely!

  21. ibarbozza

    Thank you ...

  22. John Burnside

    Beautiful Yusuf amazing how you still sound so good after all these years, thanks mate

  23. Mohamed Zitouni

    C'est ami en 1970 qui m'a fait écouter CAT stevens au collège technique c'était BOUDEN Ahmed que j'ai perdu de vue depuis les années 70 d'après des rumeurs il se trouve en France a Rouen Salut Ahmed tu m'as beaucoup manqué longue vie .ZITOUNI .( Bouhjira med pompe à essence ESSO à l'époque .)

  24. Mohamed Zitouni

    Bravo ma première chanson c'était my lady d'abbanville j'avais 16 ans

  25. Mia Miva

    Listen again. Still torch my heart thanks

  26. Marci Roma

    Sempre bellissima e attuale , purtroppo!

  27. PrzepisTV

    Beautiful song

  28. Gary Conrad

    I hear a clarity in your soul. This is my favorite song of yours.

  29. Mother Moorhen

    Ok, is is me or is the tempo slowed down compared to the 1967 record? I love the slowness and seasoned vocals on this version.... Perfection yet again Cat man ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  30. some dude who eats KFC chicken thats what I eat

    Poor rocket doesn't get any candy

  31. Mia Miva

    Thanks for loving torching song just how I feel too

  32. El viajero musical

    Thanks islam for kill this music!

  33. Rose e

    The earth is a she

  34. elejadi garchitorena madrazo

    magnifico , maravilloso

  35. taugadi

    ❤I can relate to this

  36. soso

    beautiful song I wish you happy ramadan

  37. said barkhadle

    Beautiful song from a Beautiful soul...May God bless you.

  38. Amany Ahmed

    Everyday at night I switch off the lights and listen to it and I alone the last thing I close my eyes on....good night sweet heart 💕💕💕

  39. Carolann Cannuli-Denton

    This is my least favourite song of his..Maybe it's about child soldiers?I don't agree, it's not a bad, bad world.Certain areas yes maybe ,but not overall.

  40. Matthias Marbold

    Yusuf, thank you for this; so much truth in so few lines - so up to date, at a time when you can rise hundreds of millions for an old church within hours, but there is too few money to prevent children from starvin' in Yemen =  bad bad world

  41. Star Dust

    Why is there you in this world??
    To remind us that we exist!!?
    As if we still exist!..

  42. Sarah BekHsis

    C'est le meilleur chanter pour moi belle voix bel homme pour toujours yusuf Islam cats stevens un homme de paix machaallah Allah le bénisse et challah Paris farida taberkane

  43. omar lucas

    يوسف اسلام ٠٠٠٠٠كم انت رائع

  44. Glenn P

    😂😂This guy after blowing his career he has decided to blow himself up?😂😂😂😂

  45. Elif Korkmaz

    💕💕

  46. Elif Korkmaz

    👏👏👍

  47. Vivi Stern

    Can't find the right words..

    powerful

  48. Faruk Cosic

    Wonderful song..

  49. philip argy

    Yusuf I know this probably entirely inappropriate but listening to your melody I was inspired and wrote another 2 verses to your song...I can send them but you probably don't need the extra lyrics.......

  50. Hidden Love

    Salam alaykoum. Do not hesitate to come and see and share our songs. Thanks.

  51. Amany Ahmed

    And after the blackness will be the light of the dawn ISA

  52. Mr. Habib

    Thanks Akhi Yusuf.

  53. Johann Meiring

    Johann my adress is [email protected]

  54. Johann Meiring

    Yusif, you need a saviour; His name is Christ Jesus. How I wish I could talk to you personally. I have always since my youth like your music and shared al lot of feelings that reflected in your songs. I am now 68 and find them still speaking to me. I have accepted Jesus as my Lord and saviour and has found piece. Shalom my friend.

    M Al-khaldi

    Johann Meiring where did he said I’m god or worship me?

  55. Amany Ahmed

    💕💕💕

  56. Madeline Goodall

    It's a strange thing, but I never felt drawn to this particular song in the past. But since listening to it on Yusuf's latest album The Laughing Apple, I have grown to appreciate it and love it very much. It's a sad song but yet a very beautiful song. I truly love all Cat/Yusuf's music

  57. Evi Purwanti

    I Love you... 😂

  58. Markus Moser

    Was soll ich noch sagen....?

  59. Analia Kendrick

    Lindo demais. 😍🙌♥️

  60. nick wright

    I have loved his music since the early 70's. This is a wonderful arrangement of a great song. Please listen to the song " 1963 ". Thank you.https://youtu.be/lnN9O8zuzAw

  61. saiful baharuddin mohd bahari

    i love u...u are my idol

  62. Maswood Ahmed

    Wish you peace happiness and prosperity.

    Carolann Cannuli-Denton

    Super long life..Healthy as can be..Much Quality..And All the TIME to CHERISH EVERYTHING!

  63. angelcarcamo

    NO PUEDE SER LE VENDIO A VEVO LOS DERECHOS.era el ultimo artista que podía ser eso para que dentre a EEUU Y hall of fame

  64. lauravillanuevalv68

    I never had any songs I liked until now. cat Stevens is the only songs I like.cat Stevens u are my legend

    Carolann Cannuli-Denton

    LOVE HIM!!

    Carolann Cannuli-Denton

    Each and every one of him!!

  65. Hilmi Dogan

    Allah loves you

  66. Robert Taylor

    Not JUST songs.....words with messages. Thanks Yusuf. ⛧

  67. Endang Proboretno

    Beautiful and touching.
    Love it. Thanks.

  68. Betüş ama peri değil

    Sen harika bir detaysın 🌹

  69. MyEyesBled

    Yusuf, you are indeed a Global treasure, peace to you my brother! 💫

  70. S. S.

    Ich hab die ganze Zeit gewartet dass am Ende noch eine positive Wendung des Songs kommt... Und dann geht der einfach so traurig zu Ende 😥... trotzdem ein sehr schöner Song maschaAllah 😍

  71. maddcatter Yusuf er reddmoppet

    I'm not shure if I have drawn the attention I want to but I have seen a rise in popularity of folk music I want to say we should step back and look and rewind and don't scratch the vinyl thank you and I'm no worth to a higher power

  72. maddcatter Yusuf er reddmoppet

    I've felt I was a moonchild and so connected to this wise man's music I can relate to all I know

  73. Lolo Donovan

    made me cry... yeah it's a bad world we are in! I wish if all people would just think like the way you do Yusuf Islam that we might find more peace around

  74. ReinAusPrinzip

    thank you yusuf! This and your other songs changed my life

  75. José Humberto López González

    Soy mexicano, No entiendo, Pero se que canta bonito este hombre. MIS RESPETOS.

  76. Princess Kultegin

    ❤🇰🇿

  77. Peter Bird

    This beautiful music still makes me shiver inside. So poignant, truthful, simple and honest.

  78. iBRAHiM TABAKOĞLU

    .."In the blackness of the night
    I seem to wander endlessly
    With a hope burning out deep inside
    I'm a fugitive, community has driven me out
    For this bad, bad world I'm beginning to doubt
    I'm alone and there is no one by my side
    In the blackness of the night
    I see a shadow passing by
    From the heels of an old soldier boy
    There's no compromising and his eyes are black as the sky
    For this bad, bad world he is going to die
    He's alone and there is no one by his side
    In the blackness of the night
    I see the sparkle of a star
    From the sweet silver tear of a child
    And she's clutching at a photograph of long, long ago
    When her parents were happy, she was too young to know
    She's alone and there is no one by her side
    In the blackness of the night
    I seem to wander endlessly
    With a hope burning out deep inside
    I'm a fugitive, community has driven me out
    For this bad, bad world I'm beginning to doubt
    I'm alone, and there is no one by my side"..

  79. Amany Ahmed

    The king of all music and faith kings ....we love you in Allah

  80. Adisti Tjiknang

    😇😇♥️

  81. Cmc C

    Man, his voice has saved me so many times. I'd listen to his music every night. My senior quote in '01 was from father and son. His voice is home to me. Only way to describe it.

  82. Jim Cole

    Nice hat

  83. Harry potter

    ♥👐

  84. GARY Paul Simon SHAW

    Love it

  85. randomlight1

    What a goof I loved him back in the day but imagine picking a religion out of a box and deciding sharia Islam is the one that fits. That takes some kind of misogynistic loser.

  86. sami bagelis

    God bless him for such a beautiful song and spirit.

  87. Sid The Geek

    You are great singer. your voice is magic

  88. Connie Bryant

    That voice! Unforgettable! Fantastic!

  89. Mohajer 0478

    Thanks yusuf islam

  90. louise196

    i love this so much! ✨🌍✨🕊

  91. Rachel Russell

    Can’t get enough of this song

  92. Analia Kendrick

    LOVE This SONG is Marvelous, too. 😊🌹

  93. Ope Rator

    Asistí a un concierto de Cat Stevens en Madrid cuando yo tenía 14 años. Ahora tengo 58 y sigo escuchándolo. Mi vida es su música. Gracias Steve.

  94. Chaim Nahum İsmet İnönü

    yusuf abi the sad guy is now rising up. es-selamin aleyküm.

  95. Samuel Dunn

    This song is fantastic. But does it not sound exactly like "I hope that i dont fall in love with you" by Tom Waits? Am i crazy?

  96. Scott October

    Great song.

  97. Sheila Pearson

    This man has been in my life forever .

    Sheila Pearson

    In my loneliness he has been there in music

  98. Krazee Diamond

    Less than 200, 000 views compared to millions on other channels, such as all these new 'artists' is what's wrong with the world today ;)

    maddcatter Yusuf er reddmoppet

    Krazee Diamond
    no worries Mo love everythin

    Dan Heather

    God forbid the mainstream music industry promote anything deep and spiritual like this..

    Ismi Haidar

    Yes.. I ve been thinking the same.. Only 200thousands viewed..

  99. Newsboy 1956

    So glad that Yusuf started recording again. His new songs are just as touching as his material from the sixties and seventies.