♫ This Night Won’t Last Forever ♫

This Night Won’t Last Forever is a song written by Bill LaBounty and originally recorded by him.  A year later, in 1979, the song was recorded and released by Michael Johnson, and saw limited success.  Nearly two decades later, in 1997, country music band Sawyer Brown recorded it and it hit #6 on the charts.  It was never wildly successful either here or in the UK, and it has no fascinating history for me to regale you with.  I just like the song, and it rather suits my mood tonight.  Besides … Gregg “Hobie” Hubbard on the piano is pretty easy on the eyes. 😎  So … just listen, okay?

This Night Won’t Last Forever
Sawyer Brown

Everybody Likes a celebration
Happy music and conversation
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have the blues
In the corner there’s a couple dancing
From the kitchen I can hear them laughing
Oh I wish I was celebrating too

I know this night won’t last forever
I know the sun is gonna rise sometime
I need some hope for a bright tomorrow
And I know this heart is gonna mend just fine

So pardon me for my disposition
I wish I didn’t have to sit and listen
Their playing the same old songs on the stereo
She’s been lying since the day I met her
I be better off to just forget her
Oh I would rather be lonesome all alone

I know this night won’t last forever
I know the sun is gonna rise sometime
I need some hope for a bright tomorrow
And I know this heart is gonna mend just fine

Suddenly there’s a strange vibration from my head to my toe
Filling me with a strange sensation
Somebody’s telling me somebody’s saying

I know this night won’t last forever
I know the sun is gonna rise sometime
I need some hope for a bright tomorrow
And I know this heart is gonna mend just fine

I know this night won’t last forever
I know the sun is gonna rise sometime
I need some hope for a bright tomorrow
And I know this heart is gonna mend just fine

Songwriters: Bill La Bounty / Roy Freeland
This Night Won’t Last Forever lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

8 thoughts on “♫ This Night Won’t Last Forever ♫

  1. This song has many memories for me. I first heard it on Michael Johnson’s 1979 album, Dialogue. By 1981, the song brought tears every time that I played the album, although I inserted a few changes as I sang along…”he’s been lying since the day I met him, I’d be better off to just forget him”. The tears became a resolve and the song became a mantra and the “night” didn’t last forever. By the time Sawyer Brown released this version, I could listen with a wee bit of sadness and no tears. Thank-you!

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  2. Sorry Sweetie, the first ever turn of early for me.Perhaps I just don’t have the right ear for Country Music except for maybe Dr Hook. I haven’t heard of any of the people you mention or of this song before but it gets a No from me.
    Cwtch.

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