Radio L, side B, track 7: “When The Night Comes” by Joe Cocker

Joe Cocker - When The Night ComesOh, Joe Cocker, you are missed, my friend.  I was first introduced to you thanks to “The Wonder Years”, and I’m pretty sure that that legendary show put you back on everybody’s radar so that you could release a new album, of which this is a result.  So good, Joe Cocker.  As I was listening to this one for the first time in a long time, it really struck me that it really doesn’t matter what the lyrics are.  We came to listen to that voice of yours.  If a werewolf with a three-pack-a-day habit could sing, he would be you, Joe Cocker.  It actually always sounds like you’re in the middle of transforming into a werewolf as it is.  The expressions on your face and the grunts and growls and screams that you emit make it sound like the songs you’re singing are unbelievably painful to perform.  And maybe they are.  And if they are, then thank you so much for making the sacrifice, because songs like this are the reason it was so sad to see you go.  This song sums up the amazingness of your talent, and while the night has come for you, thanks to the internet and YouTube and young boys who obsessively recorded music off the radio in the ’80s, you’re going to be appreciated for a long time to come.

“When The Night Comes”

<awesome Joe Cocker jam>

Hold on

I’ll be back f’you, it won’t be long

But f’now there’s somethin’ there
That’s callin’ me

So take me down a lonesome road

Point me east and let me go

This suitcase weighs me down
With memories

I just wanna be the one ya run to
I just wanna be the one ya come to
I just wanna be there with someone
When the night come

Let’s put all our cares behind us
And go where they’ll never find us
I just wanna be there beside you
When the night come
When the night come

Two spirits in the night
We can leave before the mornin’ light

But there’s nothin’ left ta lose
And nothin’ left ta fear

So meet me on the edge of town
Won’t keep ya waitin’, I’ll be ’round
Then you and I

We’ll just roll right outta here

I just wanna be the one ya run to
I just wanna be the one ya come to
I just wanna be there with someone
When the night come

Let’s put all our cares behind us
And go where they’ll never find us
I just wanna be there beside you
When the night come
When the night come

I know there’ll be a time for you and I

Ta take our hands and run away

Pick up all the pieces
Of this shattered dream

We gonna make it out some day (make it out some daaay)
We’ll be comin’ back
Comin’ back ta stay

Ahhhhhhhhh!

<awesome Joe Cocker jam>

(Ohhh, when the night comes)
I wanna be the one ya run to
(Ohhh, when the night comes)
Ta be the one ya come to
(Ohhh, when the night comes)
I wanna be the one ya run to

(Ohhh, when the night comes)
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!

(I just wanna be the one ya run to)
(Wanna be the one ya come to)
I just wanna be there with someone
When the night come

Let’s put all our cares behind us
And go where they’ll never find us
I just wanna be there beside you
When the night come
When the night come

(Ahhh, when the night comes)
When the night comes now
(Ohhh, when the night comes)
I wanna be with you
(Ohhh, when the night comes)

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