Them – Here Comes The Night

Van Morrison sounds great on this one.  This song was written by Bert Berns and was released as a single in 1965 with “All For Myself” as the B-side. It was the biggest hit for Them. Bert would later sign Van Morrison to a solo contract with Bang records. It is the biggest hit they had but the Van Morrison written song Gloria is probably their most well known.

Here Comes The Night peaked at #24 in the Billboard 100 and #2 in the UK in 1965. The song was originally released by LuLu in 1964 but only charted at #50 in the UK and didn’t chart in America.

In the 1980s unlike today I had to order a UK import album to get this song. Van went on to bigger and better things but Them produced some memorable songs. His voice on this one is as always great.

From Songfacts

Van Morrison was Them’s lead singer. He left the band in 1966 to pursue a solo career, and Them changed their name to The Belfast Gypsies and released one album before reverting back to their original name. They released four more albums before splitting.

Bert Berns (a.k.a. Bert Russell) was a talented songwriter and producer whose life was tragically cut short in 1967 at the age of 38 by a fatal heart attack. Among his writing credits are “Twist And Shout” (Isley Brothers, The Beatles), “Hang On Sloopy” (The McCoys), “Piece Of My Heart” (Erma Franklin, Janis Joplin), and “Tell Him” (the Exciters). His production credits include Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” and “Under The Boardwalk” by The Drifters.

Here Comes the Night

Whoa, here it comes
Here comes the night
Here comes the night
Whoa whoa whoa yeah

I could see right out my window
Walkin’ down the street, my girl
With another guy

His arm around her
Like it used to be with me
Whoa, it makes me want to die
Yeah yeah yeah

Well, here it comes
Here comes the night
Here comes the night
Whoa whoa whoa whoa yeah

There they go
It’s funny how they look so good together
Wonder what is wrong with me
Why can’t I, accept the fact she’s chosen him
And simply let them be
Whoa whoa whoa

Well, here it comes
Here comes the night
Here comes the night
Whoa whoa whoa yeah

She’s with him he’s turning down the lights
And now he’s holding her
The way I used to do

I could see, her closing her eyes
And tellin’ him lies
Exactly like she told me, too
Yeah yeah yeah

Well, here it comes
Here comes the night
The long, the long and lonely night
Night, night, night, night, night, night

Whoa, here comes the night