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Hi Lou,

This one is a little bit longer.
Thank you for your help.

CRYSTAL NIGHTS
(Eric Burdon/John Sterling/Michael Lewis/Mark Anthony)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZT4E413_DE

Tina ?? baby you ought to know
You touched my heart and you moved my soul
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New wave music on the air
Blue lights flashing everywhere
We’re running wild in the streets
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Sunny day turn into crystal night
I’m not afraid ?, girl, everything’s alright
My sunny day turn into crystal night
I’m all ? alone, girl, everything’s alright, yeah

Your graffiti is on the wall
Say ?? recall
Tiny hearts ??
Next day baby, the dream was shot
I see your reflection ?? broken glass
See you dancing on ??
Seem that you work ??
Love ??

Sunny day turn into crystal night
I’m all ?? alone, girl, everything’s alright, yeah
My sunny day turn into crystal night
You by my side and everything’s alright, yeah baby

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Stranded in the city for every
When you left, you took my dream
Now my future in hand
Never forget the times we had
You stand on the boulevard
Talked at night we never got tired
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Sunny day turn into crystal night
I’m all alone, girl, everything’s alright
My sunny days turn into crystal nights
I’m all alone baby, and everything’s alright, yeah baby
My sunny days turn into crystal nights
I’m all alone, baby and everything’s alright

Yeah sunny days, crystal nights
How I remember so well
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?? day and night
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Ooh crystal nights

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Hi Christian,
Man! You REALLY like this album!!!!!!!!

There are a few of these lines I don't understand. However, since the song is about Germany (the title refers to Crystallnacht from the 1940s...updating it to the 1990's unification of the Berlins)...some lyric might be German here and there. Not sure.

Anyway, here's what I hear!



CRYSTAL NIGHTS

Tina baby you ought to know
You touched my heart and you moved my soul
That night in Teegarden Park
Burning heat from the dark, the dark
New wave music on the air
Blue lights flashing everywhere
We’re running wild in the streets
(Can't figure this line out but it seems to mention "gangs")

Sunny day turned into crystal night
I’m not afraid, girl, everything’s alright
My sunny day turned into crystal night
Come on along, girl, everything’s alright, yeah

Your graffiti was on the wall
Sayin' you were beyond recall
Tina's heart is a vacant lot
Next day baby, the dream was shot
I see your reflection, the broken glass
See you dancing on (something) steps
Seems that you were a girl for hire
(German lyrics here, it sounds like)

My sunny days turn into crystal nights
Come on along, girl, everything’s alright, yeah
My sunny day turn into crystal night
You're by my side and everything’s alright, yeah baby

I blast the wall in old Berlin
I ??? my pain in a ?? of sin


Stranded in the city forever, it seemed
When you left, you took my dreams
Now I'm a man with no future in hand
Never forget the times we had
We got to stand on the boulevard
Talked all night we never got tired
I was in front line state
Found romance in a sea of hate


Sunny day turn into crystal night
Come on along, girl, everything’s alright
My sunny days turn into crystal nights
Come on along baby, and everything’s alright, yeah baby
My sunny days turn into crystal nights
Come on along, baby now everything’s alright

Yeah sunny days, crystal nights
How I remember so well
we climbed up on the wall
shouted...the top of our voices
"Bring it down"
east and west
day and night
wrong and right
ooooo...crystal night....

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