Give Me Back the Nights (3:55)

Cover of The Less You Know, The Better

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Give me back the nights
Give me back the agony of my solitude.
The nights I spend alone, the millions endless, solitary nights, of my life.
Give me back all the people i desired, and never came.

MetroLyrics Full lyrics at MetroLyrics


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  • FishToFry

    This is so fucking awesome.

    17 Aug 2013 Reply
  • subwersja

    '...and spilled out in imitation'. good to have someone to shout out your despair for you.

    25 Jan 2013 Reply
  • stampyourfoot

    Bloody hell this is grim.

    6 May 2012 Reply
  • Digitial5HT2a

    amazingly powerful track

    3 May 2012 Reply
  • akira7

    Quoted from an article in The Sun: "But it’s Give Me Back The Nights which is the most head-spinning moment. It features a sampled recording of a long-forgotten poet reading one of his efforts in a gut-wrenching howl. Shadow says: “That’s my most favourite sample on the entire record. “I picked up the record in a thrift store because I like the cover of a man praying in a loincloth. I took it home and it was one of those ‘Oh my God’ moments. “When record nerds like me find something like that we immediately jump on to Google to see if anyone else knows about it — and happily there was absolutely nothing about it.”

    23 Apr 2012 Reply
  • anal_corps_grin

    суицидальное дерьмо каоето. исповедь

    16 Mar 2012 Reply
  • zulas18

    I hate this song! is an c**p on sh**y album

    27 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Last_Len

    Is the sample from Synecdoche New York (Charlie Kaufman film)? Must watch film again to find out!

    16 Dec 2011 Reply
  • farfafarf

    Reminds me of The Books

    12 Dec 2011 Reply
  • $leaze

    tell 'em.

    10 Dec 2011 Reply
  • brecht73

    Love this track, really thrilling atmosphere!

    18 Nov 2011 Reply
  • tommyhaych

    I love how Shadow takes a spoken word sample, puts it on top of a simple bass riff and still makes it sound awesome.

    7 Nov 2011 Reply
  • nikolas_william

    über intensity.

    6 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Ddomasi

    great atmosphere

    4 Nov 2011 Reply
  • isitbeer30yet

    ok, here...take it, damn

    1 Nov 2011 Reply
  • bathoard

    just give him back the nights!!

    24 Oct 2011 Reply
  • musicloverrqe

    F*cking BRILLIANT! Gives me goosebumps and I like it!

    24 Oct 2011 Reply
  • SaMiChi

    Nice sample, I wonder where it's from.

    19 Oct 2011 Reply


    13 Oct 2011 Reply
  • ICorvinI

    Where is the sample from?

    7 Oct 2011 Reply
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