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I KNOW THE NIGHT
(adapted from the Robert Frost poem “Acquainted With The Night”)

I KNOW THE NIGHT
I HAVE WALKED OUT IN RAIN - AND BACK AGAIN I HAVE OUT-WALKED THE FURTHEST CITY LIGHT I KNOW THE NIGHT
I KNOW THE NIGHT
I HAVE LOOKED DOWN THE SADDEST CITY LANE AND DROPPED MY EYES, UNWILLING TO EXPLAIN I KNOW THE NIGHT
I HAVE STOOD STILL AND STOPPED MY SHUFFLING FEET WHEN FAR AWAY AN INTERRUPTED CRY
CAME OVER HOUSES FROM ANOTHER STREET
BUT NOT TO CALL ME BACK OR SAY GOODBYE
I KNOW THE NIGHT
copyright Doug Alan Wilcox / Wednesday Morning Records / BMI

Acquainted With The Night by Robert Frost / 1928

I have been one acquainted with the night. I have walked out in rain—and back in rain. I have out-walked the furthest city light.
I have looked down the saddest city lane.
I have passed by the watchman on his beat And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain.
I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet When far away an interrupted cry
Came over houses from another street,
But not to call me back or say good-bye; And further still at an unearthly height, One luminary clock against the sky
Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right. I have been one acquainted with the night.