Spirits In The Night – Song Lyric Sunday

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Spirits In The Night – Song Lyric Sunday

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This week the theme is songs that mention Excitement, Pleasure, Sentiment, or Spirit and again it was suggested by Melanie aka Sparky.

Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week.

To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below:

Thanks Jim! 🙂

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2022/06/11/positive-emotions/

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Here’s a pretty good song I’d never heard before.. It’s interesting because it kind of tells a story of a group of friends who decide to go have a party at a local lake. It’s night time and they probably have some drinks and drugs. Anyway they get high, and think they see spirits or angels dancing on the lake water. Or could be telling how you and your friends are free spirits having fun when they are young. Or who knows what this song means. Could be none of that, but it’s a good song.

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From a Wiki article:

Manfred Mann’s Earth Band covered “Spirit in the Night” for their album Nightingales and Bombers, with the title “Spirits in the Night” on the European album and single releases, but “Spirit in the Night” on the U.S. and Canadian albums and singles. The Manfred Mann version differs from Springsteen’s version mostly in its arrangement, relying heavily on keyboards and using different harmonies in the chorus. Billboard compared Manfred Mann’s treatment to ELO.[10] Cash Box said that it has “a more r&b-oriented formula than the original version while retaining a faithful recreation of the setting, a party in the night away from the city.”

“Spirits In The Night”, by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band can be found on their 1975 album, “Nightingales & Bombers”. It was written by Bruce Springsteen, who recorded it in 1972. It is on the Bronze label.

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“Spirits In The Night”

Crazy Janey and her mission man
Were back in the alley trading hands
Along came Wild Billy with his friend Gee Man
All duded up for Saturday night
Billy slammed on his coaster brakes, said
Anybody wanna go to Greasy Lake
It’s a mile down on the dark side of Route 88
I got a bottle of rosé let’s try it
We’ll pick up Hazy Davey and Killer Joe and
I’ll take you all out to where the gypsy angels go
They’re built like light and they dance like
Spirits in the night, all night
Oh you don’t know what they can do to you
Spirits in the night, all night
In the night, all night
Stand right up and let them shoot through youWild Billy was a crazy cat
And he shook some dust out of his coon skin cap
He said try some of this it’ll show you where you’re at
Or at least it’ll help you to feel it
By the time we made it up to Greasy Lake
My head was out the window
Janey’s fingers were in the cake
I think I really dug her, I was too loose to fake
I said I’m hurt she said Honey let’s heal it
And we danced all night to a soul fairy band
And she kissed me just right
Like only a lonely angel can
She felt so nice, just as soft as a
Spirit in the night, all night
Janey don’t know what she do to you
Spirits in the night, all night
In the night, all night
Stand right up and let her shoot through meSpirits in the night, in the night
Spirits in the night, all night
Spirits in the night, in the night
Spirits in the night, all nightHow the night was bright and the stars threw light
On Billy and Davey dancing in the Moonlight
Down near the water in a stoned mud fight
Killer Joe passed out on the lawn
Hazy Davey got really hurt
He ran into the lake in just his socks and a shirt
Me and Crazy Janey making love in the dirt
Singing our birthday songs
Janey said it was time to go, so we closed our eyes
And said goodbye to gypsy angel row
Felt so right together we moved like
Spirits in the night, all night
Oh you don’t know what they can do to you
Spirits in the night, all night
All night, all night
Stand right up and let them shoot through you
Spirits in the night, all night
Oh you don’t know what they can do to you
Spirits in the night, all night
Spirits in the night
Spirits in the night
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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️
© 2022 BS

 

6 responses »

  1. This cover really helped out Springsteen’s career. I watched a movie on Amazon last night called Killer Joe with Matthew McConaughey in it. I read that there was a Greasy Lake where Springsteen went to party. Thanks for sharing this, Barbara,

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    • Thanks, Jim! It was pretty interesting reading, of both Springsteen’s and Manfred Mann’s Wiki articles. I think some of this song was really based a lot on real life events. Glad you like this one! 🙂

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