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When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky 1

Bob Dylan © 1985 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


23 Feb 1985
cd imgEMPIRE BURLESQUE

  Empire Burlesque session, The Power Station, NYC - 23.feb.1985  

You can look out across the fields, see me returning,
Smoke gets in your eyes, you draw a smile
From the fireplace where all my letters to you are burning
You've had time to think about it for a while.

I've walked two hundred miles, now look me over
It's the end of the chase and the moon is high
It don't matter who loves who,
Either you'll love me or I'll love you
When the night comes falling from the sky

I can see through your walls and I know you're hurting
Sorrow covers you up like a cape
Only yesterday I know that you've been flirting
With disaster that you somehow manage to escape.

Well I can't provide for you no easy answer
Who are you that I should have to lie?
You'll know everything, my love
Down below and up above
When the night comes falling from the sky.

I can hear your trembling heart beat like a river
 And recently you've thought you've seen it all
But you're dissapointed now with those who did not deliver
But it was you who set yourself up for a fall.

I seen thousands who could have overcome the darkness
For the love of a lousy buck I watched them die
Stick around baby, we're not through
Don't look for me, I'll see you
When the night comes falling from the sky

In your teardrops I can see my own reflection
Luck was with me when I crossed the borderline
I don't want to be a fool that's starving for affection
I don't want to drown in someone else's wine.

For all eternity I think I will remember
That whirlpool of life that's in your eye
You will seek me and you'll find
Me in the wasteland of your mind
When the night comes falling from the sky.

But I gave to you my heart with that intention
And suffering seemed to fit you like a glove
I'm so tired of those who use you for their own pleasure
Who think they've got enough love for me, oh no.

Well this time I'm asking for freedom,
Freedom from a world which you deny
And you'll give it to me now,
Or I'll take it anyhow
When the night comes falling from the sky.  up
    

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When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky 2


20 Feb 1985
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3
cd imgOUTSIDE THE EMPIRE (T-406)
cd imgCLEAN CUTS (HENRY PORTERS 115th DREAM) (T-210)
cd imgTEMPEST STORM (T-536)

  Empire Burlesque session, The Power Station, NYC - 20.feb.1985  

Look out across the fields, see me returnin'
Smoke is in your eyes, you draw a smile
From the fireplace where my letters to you are burnin'
You've had time to think about it for a while.

Well, i've walked two hundred miles, look me over
Its the end of the chase an' the moon is high
It won't matter who loves who
You'll love me or i'll love you
When the night comes fallin'
When the night comes fallin'
When the night comes fallin' from the sky.

I can see through your walls an' i know you're hurtin'
Sorrow covers you up like a cape
Only yesterday i know that you've been flirtin'
With disaster you somehow managed to escape.

Well, i can't provide for you no easy answers
Who are you that i should have to lie?
You'll know all about it, love
It'll fit you like a glove
When the night comes fallin'
When the night comes fallin'
When the night comes fallin' from the sky.

I can hear your trembling heart beat like a river
You must have been protectin' someone last time i called
I've never asked you for nothing that you couldn't deliver
I've never asked to set yourself up for a fall.

I saw thousands who could have overcome the darkness
For the love of a lousy buck, i've watched them die
Stick around, baby, we're not through
Don't look for me, i'll see you
When the night comes fallin'
When the night comes fallin'
When the night comes fallin' from the sky.

In your teardrops, i can see my own reflection
It was on the northern border of Texas where i crossed the line
I don't want to be a fool starving for affection
I don't want to drown in someone else's wine.

For all eternity i think i will remember
That icy wind that's howlin' in your eye
You will seek me an' you'll find
Me in the wasteland of your mind
When the night comes fallin'
When the night comes fallin'
When the night comes fallin' from the sky.

Well, i sent you my feelings in a letter
But you were gamblin' for support
This time tomorrow i'll know you better
Where my memory is not so short.

This time i'm askin' for freedom
Freedom from a world which you deny
An' you'll give it to me now
I'll take it anyhow
When the night comes fallin'
When the night comes fallin'
When the night comes fallin' from the sky.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

20 Feb 1985 2 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3
OUTSIDE THE EMPIRE (b)
CLEAN CUTS (HENRY PORTERS 115th DREAM) (b)
TEMPEST STORM (b)
23 Feb 1985 1 EMPIRE BURLESQUE
25 Feb 1986 ACROSS THE BORDERLINE