Daily Archives: March 20, 2012

Radio V, side B, track 9: “Heat Of The Night” by Bryan Adams

Oh, Bryan Adams, while Richard Marx was the guy I most wanted to emulate, you came in a close second.  I mean close.  Hell, it might even be better if I’d tried to emulate BOTH of you.  Because Richard had the sensitive stuff nailed down, but you had the intense yet accessible rocking mastered.  It would have definitely opened up my options in terms of the ladies.  Because let’s face it, if I sang like you on a stage on a Saturday night, I could have my pick, am I right?  You’ve got a rock and roll voice if ever there was one, like you gargle with some sand every morning, just enough to get that perfect rasp to your voice.

Pretty much everything you’ve ever sung I’ve loved, Bryan Adams, and this one is right up there.  More than anything, ever since I’ve heard it, I’ve wanted someone to make a crime show where this is the theme song, and heck, maybe you could be the main character, a lone wolf on the run from the law and the mob, with a painful past and enemies on all sides.  I would watch it religiously, and I would turn the sound up every time they played the theme song.  Let’s make this happen, Bryan Adams.

“Heat Of The Night”

I was caught in the crossfire of a silent scream
Where one man’s nightmare, is another man’s dream
Pull the covers up high and pray for the mornin’ light
‘Cause you’re livin’ alone, in the heat of the night

Met a man with a message from the other side
Couldn’t take the pressure, had to leave it behind
He said it’s up to you
You can run or you can fight (Yeah, that’s right)
Better leave it alone, in the heat of the night

In the heat of the night, they’ll be comin’ around
They’ll be lookin’ for answers, they’ll be chasin’ you down
In the heat of the night

(Where ya gonna hide when it all comes down)
(Don’t look back, don’t ever turn around)

Had to pay the piper to call the tune
Said he’d be back some day, said he’d be back real soon
Pull the shades down low, you’ll know when the time is right
(Yeah!)
When you’re lyin’ alone, in the heat of the night

In the heat of the night, they’ll be comin’ around
They’ll be lookin’ for answers, they’ll be chasin’ you down
In the heat of the night

(Where ya gonna hide when it all comes down)
(Don’t look back, don’t ever turn around)

<awesome guitar solo>

Woo!

<awesome guitar solo>

In the heat of the night, they’ll be comin’ around
They’ll be lookin’ for answers, they’ll be chasin’ you down
In the heat of the night

(Where ya gonna hide when it all comes down)
(Don’t look back, don’t ever turn around)

In the heat of the night, they’ll be comin’ around
They’ll be lookin’ for answers, chasin’ you down
In the heat of the night

(Where ya gonna hide when it all comes down)
(Don’t look back, don’t ever turn around)

In the heat of the night, yeah

They’ll be chasin’ you down

In the heat of the night
(Where ya gonna hide when it all comes down)
(Don’t look back, don’t ever turn around)

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