Lonely Nights
Recording Artist: Bryan Adams
Writers: Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Date Written: 1980 / Vancouver Canada
Albums: You Want It, You Got It (A&M Records, 1981)
Anthology (A&M Records, 2005)
Charts: #3 - Billboard Top Tracks Chart / 1982 (16 weeks on the chart)
#84 - Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart / March 1982 (2 weeks on the chart)
Audio:
45RPM single sleeve


Bryan Adams: guitars, vocals
Tommy Mandel: keyboards
Brian Stanley: bass
Mickey Curry: drums

Produced by Bob Clearmountain and Bryan Adams.  Recorded and mixed by Bob Clearmountain, March 1981 at the Power Station, New York.
Cover Versions: Also recorded by Ian Lloyd, Björn Skifs
Comments:
We wrote "Lonely Nights" for Pat Benatar, but if she ever heard it, I don't know.

This was the first song we recorded for Bryan's "You Want It, You Got It" album.  In the summer of 1980, prior to Bob Clearmountain's involvement, Bryan booked a day at Little Mountain Sound in Vancouver.  With myself on bass and drums, Bryan on guitar, and Bob Rock engineering, we made an unsuccessful attempt at recording a "basic track".
Lyrics:
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Will you risk your reputation? - I don't know
You just don't know what you're saying any more

You know beggars can't be choosers - and it's fair
We may win, we may be losers
I don't care, no, no, no

Oh baby, I just can't stand another lonely night
So come over and save me
Save me from another lonely night

I hear every word you're saying - they're all lies
But with every breath you're taking
You're thinking of ways to say goodnight

Oh baby, I just can't stand another lonely night
So come over and save me
Save me from another lonely night