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In the Night
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Lyrics and Meaning


Released
August 28, 2015
Genre
R&B/Soul
Ratings
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51.9K

Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
All alone she was living
In a world without an end or beginning
Baby girl was living life for the feeling
But I don't mind, I don't mind
And all the wrongs she committed
She was numb and she was so co-dependent
She was young and all she had was the city
But I don't mind, I don't mind
Verse 2
And I know that she's capable of anything, it's riveting
But when you wake up she's always gone, gone, gone
Verse 3
In the night she hears him calling
In the night she's dancing to relieve the pain
She'll never walk away (I don't think you understand)
In the night when she comes crawling
Dollar bills and tears keep falling down her face
She'll never walk away (I don't think you understand)
Verse 4
He sang a song when he did it
He was cold and he was so unforgiving
Now she dances to the song on the minute
Yeah, all the time, all the time
It make her weak when she hear it
And it got her on her knees like religion
She was young and she was forced to be a woman
Yeah, all the time, all the time
Verse 5
And I know that she's capable of anything, it's riveting
But when you wake up she's always gone, gone, gone
Verse 6
In the night she hears him calling
In the night she's dancing to relieve the pain
She'll never walk away (I don't think you understand)
In the night when she comes crawling
Dollar bills and tears keep falling down her face
She'll never walk away (I don't think you understand)
Verse 7
I don't think you understand
Verse 8
In the night she hears him calling
In the night she's dancing to relieve the pain
She'll never walk away (I don't think you understand)
In the night when she comes crawling
Dollar bills and tears keep falling down her face
She'll never walk away (I don't think you understand)

Writer(s):Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING
Copyright: AHMAD BALSHE, ALI PAYAMI, ABEL TESFAYE, SAVAN KOTECHA, PETER ANDERS SVENSSON, MAX MARTIN
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Unfortunately, things like this are not uncommon. 99% of prostitutes/strippers have a history of some type of abuse (usually sexual). Because of this, they lose their self worth and it's easy for others (like pimps) to prey on their vulnerability. If anything, the cinema downplays the scope of prostitution/stripping by making it seem like the only girls that do that are whores that just like attention which can't be farther from the truth. - Comment by bwkshawna 2 months ago
Yes, there are women like this song describes, my sister being one of them. She was removed from my mothers home during a custody dispute because of allegations of abuse. In a broken system, unfortunately it worked to some extent. Though her fathers family did not gain custody, my mom did lose custody. She was shuffled through 5 foster homes in 3 years before she was finally adopted at 5. In two of those foster homes she was raped and molested repeatedly. Needless to say these experiences made her incapable of love, she could only use people the way she was used. She started stripping at 18 and was selling her body by 20. She never stuck around for "the morning". She abandoned her fiancé and her two sons when the youngest was only 6 months old to go back to stripping and prostituting. Two more babies were born to her by men she didn't even know. She moved with the two children she had to New Orleans so she could make more money being a prostitute. One month later her body was found in an abandoned building with her throat cut. It was her 28th birthday. Her name was Erin Ball and the case is still unsolved. So no, women like the one described are not a concoction of Hollywood. - Comment by NatashaB 1 year ago

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