Night Of The Living Lonely

Lyrics: New, Johnson
Music: New, Johnson

Played by the New Riders of the Purple Sage in the late 1980s.

I hate to see the sun go down
Can't stand the twilight shadows
I know I'll have to find some place
Where those who've got it bad go
From dawn to dusk my mind will be OK
But oh how I dread the end of day
When I face the night (I face the night)
I face the night (I face the night)
Of the living lonely

They haunt dark corners after hours
They're always there behind me
They're reaching out with empty arms
I hope they never find me
'Cause I don't want to be one of their kind
I always keep your picture in my mind
When I face the night (I face the night)
I face the night (I face the night)
Of the living lonely

I've never known the night to be
A time that holds my broken dreams
This nightmare won't let go of me
Till you come back to set me free

You memory's strong, it helps me walk
Beside them without crying
And I can listen to them talk
And keep my heart from dying
I'll be all right even though you're gone
I know that you won't leave me too long
To face the night (I face the night)
To face the night (I face the night)
Of the living lonely

To face the night (I face the night)
To face the night (I face the night)
Of the living lonely

I face the night (I face the night)
I face the night (I face the night)
Of the living lonely
New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
     1978 Keep On Keepin' On
 
Other Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2004 West Of The West Joe New