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Night Song
1964 Arthur K. Adams, Charles Strouse
From 1964 musical Golden Boy with Sammy Davis jr.

Recording sessions
1964: New York
Summer,
not a bit of breeze
neon signs are shining
through the tired trees
lovers
walking to and from
everyone has someone
and a place to go

Now listen
hear the cars go past
they don't even see me
flying by so fast
moving
going who knows where
only thing I know is
I'm not going there

Where do you go
when you feel that your brain is on fire,
where do you go when you don't even know
what it is you desire

Listen
laughter everywhere,
hear it
life is in the air
as the night comes
and the town awaits
sound o' children calling
and the squeal of brakes

Music
but a lonely sound
when you can't help wond'ring
where do I belong

(Lyrics transcription by Robert Munga)