Lyrics to
The Night Comes Down

Released by Queen in 1973
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This version of The Night Comes Down was released by Queen in 1973.

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When I was young it came to me
And I could see the sun breakin’
Lucy was high and so was I dazzling
Holding the world inside
Once I believed in everyone
Everyone and anyone can see

Oh oh the night comes down
And I get afraid of losing my way
Oh oh the night comes down
Oooh and it’s dark again

Once I could laugh with everyone
Once I could see the good to me

Holding the world inside
Now all the world is grey to me
Nobody can see you gotta believe it

Oh oh the night comes down
And I get afraid of losing my way
Oh oh the night comes down
Oooh and it’s dark again
And it’s dark again
And it’s dark again


Queen has released many songs over the years besides The Night Comes Down. Queen released songs from 1973 to 1995 spanning across albums like Queen, Sheer Heart Attack, Queen II, A Night At The Opera, A Day At The Races, News Of The World, Jazz, The Game, Hot Space, The Works, A Kind Of Magic, The Miracle, Innuendo, and Made In Heaven. Decade Lyrics has over lyrics & songs by Queen.

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About Lyrics and The Night Comes Down by Queen

The lyrics to The Night Comes Down are just the words, phrases, verses and chorus that Queen used when the song was created in 1973. The lyrics to The Night Comes Down have both easy-to-spot meanings and hidden metaphors that have been discussed by the music press and fans, but only Queen and any collaborators know all of the inspirations for the song.

If you like etymology or breaking apart phrases and words, it is easy to understand the lyrics to The Night Comes Down by Queen. The word "lyric" itself derives from the Latin word lyricus, with the actual English word lyrics applied to the definition "words set to music" listed in Stainer and Barrett's 1876 Dictionary of Musical Terms. Continuing the chain, the Latin word lyricus derives from the Greek word λυρικός or lyrikós. This somewhat means "poetry accompanied by the lyre" or "words set to music." You can easily see that by looking at the background of the word lyric, that the "lyrics to The Night Comes Down" means the words set to the music of The Night Comes Down, or poetry accompanied by the lyre played by Queen. The singular form "lyric" is still used to mean the complete words to a song. However, the singular form lyric is also commonly used to refer to a specific line (or phrase) within a song's lyrics. Hence, by this analysis of word structure, you could say that the lyric to The Night Comes Down and the lyrics to The Night Comes Down are both one and the same thing. None of this talk about the word Lyrics is really relevant to fans of Queen who came here looking just for the lyrics to The Night Comes Down, but we feel it is still fun to learn what's behind commonly used words and lyrics in songs.

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