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Whitesnake - Still of the Night



The song was written by lead singer David Coverdale and guitarist John Sykes, and proved to be one of the band's most popular songs. Both the current Whitesnake lineup and John Sykes play the song as their live encore.


In 2009, in an interview with Metal Hammer, Coverdale commented on the origins of the song:


"When my mother died I was going through the stuff at her house and found some early demo cassettes. One of them was a song that Ritchie Blackmore and I had been working on which was the basic premise of what would become "Still of the Night". It was totally unrecognizable, so Ritchie doesn't have anything to worry about... neither do I! Ha ha ha! I took it as far as I could then I gave it to Sykesy when we were in the south of France, and he put the big guitar hero stuff on there. John hated blues so I had to work within those parameters. I manipulated to be electric blues, but how he performed it was fabulous for his time and relatively unique because of the songs. There were a lot of people doing that widdly stuff but they didn't have the quality of those songs."



Lyrics


In the Still of the Night

I hear the wolf howl, honey

Sniffing around your door

In the Still of the Night

I feel my heart beating heavy

Telling me I gotta have more


In the shadow of night

I see the full moon rise

Telling me what's in store,

My heart start aching

My body start a shaking

And I can't take no more, no, no


Now I just wanna get close to you

An' taste your love so sweet

And I just wanna make love to you

Feel your body heat...


In the Still of the Night...

In the Still of the Night...

Over here baby...


In the heat of the day

I hang my head down low

And hide my face from the sun

Through the light of the day

Until the evening time

I'm waiting for the night to come


In the Still of the Night,

In the cool moonlight,

I feel my heart is aching

In the Still of the Night...


Tell me here baby


In the Still of the Night

I hear the wolf howl, honey

Sniffing around your door...

In the Still of the Night

I feel my heart beating heavy

Telling me I gotta have more...


Now I just wanna get close to you

An' taste your love so sweet

And I just wanna make love to you

Feel your body heat.


In the Still of the Night...


Still of the Night,

Still of the Night,

Still of the Night...


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