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The Night Tide

from North By Northwest [1982] by Tom Robinson

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For christsake, Chrissy
Won't you open the door -
Don't tell me you're still sleeping
All hell's going on in the street outside
All the roads are closed this evening;
Tried to call you but the lines are jammed
Don't say you're not ready
After all we planned...

Sail on the night....
Sail on the night tide.

There's no need packing
You can leave your keys
We're running out of time now
That money's worth nothing
When we're all at sea -
Leave it all behind now
Down the culvert
And across the tracks
Down to the river
As we turn our backs...

Sail on the night....
Sail on the night tide.

Only one way out of town tonight
Miss the madness if we time it right...

Sail on the night....
Sail on the night tide.


from North By Northwest [1982], released February 2, 2013
Written by Jo Burt (Red Shadow Music) and Tom Robinson (Notting Hill Music)


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Tom Robinson (b.1950) is a UK songwriter & broadcaster first known in the 70s as an anti-racist and LGBT campaigner. He released 19 albums between 1975-2001 with various bands and has co-written songs with Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. He's an award-winning presenter at BBC Radio 6 Music, and released Only The Now (his first album in 19 years) in October 2015. ... more

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