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I Drove All Night

Credits

Written by Billy SteinbergTom Kelly
Produced by Cyndi Lauper & Lennie Petze
Associate Producer: Eric Thorngren
Executive Producer: David Wolff
Recorded by E.T. Thorngren & Gary Lyons
Assistant Engineer: Joe Pirrera
Additional Assistants: Gary Wright, Craig Vogel, Rich Travali and Tim Leitner
Arrangements: Cyndi Lauper, Jimmy BralowerJeff BovaLennie Petze & E.T. Thorngren

Release Information

Video

Director: Scott Kalvert & Cyndi Lauper
Producers: T'Boo Dalton & John Diaz
DP: Dave Phillips
Editor: Chris Lovett
May be found on Twelve Deadly Cyns... And Then Some video.

Note

Cyndi said the song was written for Roy Orbison (who later recorded it), but he turned it down at that point. She wanted to do it because she liked the idea "of a woman driving, of a woman in control." She said she liked the unique concept.

 

Lyrics

I had to escape

The city was sticky and cruel

Maybe I should have called you first

But I was dying to get to you

I was dreaming while I drove

The long straight road ahead, uh, huh

 

Could taste your sweet kisses

Your arms open wide

This fever for you is just burning me up inside

 

I drove all night to get to you

Is that alright

I drove all night

Crept in your room

Woke you from your sleep

To make love to you

Is that alright

I drove all night

 

What in this world

Keep us from tearing apart

No matter where I go I hear

The beating of your heart

I think about you

When the night is cold and dark

No one can move me

The way that you do

Nothing erases the feeling between me and you

 

I drove all night to get to you

Is that alright

I drove all night

Crept in your room

Woke you from your sleep

To make love to you

Is that alright

I drove all night

 

Could taste your sweet kisses

Your arms open wide

This fever for you is just burning me up inside

 

I drove all night to get to you

Is that alright

I drove all night

Crept in your room

Woke you from your sleep

To make love to you

I drove all night... to hold you tight

 

© 1989 Billy Steinberg Music and Denise Barry Music (ASCAP)

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