A Night to Remember
Cyndi Lauper Lyrics


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I look out my window
Into the pouring rain
I wish I could tell you
That I stopped hearing your name
And then I realize every thought of you
Runs a circle around my heart
I hear your voice haunting me
I feel your touch in the dark

It was a night to remember
All your kisses I still taste
It was a night to remember
Can't forget the look on your face
It was a night

Starlight send a message
Like a beacon into the night
To tell you I'm lonely
When I shut out the light
Because a part of me left with you
So I feel lost inside
Sometimes I look into my mirror
I see you shining through my eyes

It was a night to remember
All your kisses I still taste
It was a night to remember
Can't forget the look on your face
It was a night to remember

All these feelings I can't erase
From my heart

Endless dreams
Around my shoulders
I cannot free this restless heart

It was a night to remember




...Not enough time for you to stay...
...Can't forget the look on your face

Overall Meaning

In Cyndi Lauper's song "A Night to Remember," the singer reminisces about a past lover and the unforgettable night they shared together. She starts by looking out her window into the pouring rain and expressing her desire to forget the person she once loved. She seems to suggest that every thought she has of this person circles around her heart and she can't help but remember their voice and touch. The singer then recalls the night they shared and the many kisses she still tastes. She can't forget the look on her lover's face, which still lingers in her memory.


As the chorus repeats that it was a night to remember, the singer uses starlight as a metaphor for a beacon into the night to communicate with her lost love. She tells him that she is lonely and can't help feeling lost, as a part of her left with him. Sometimes, when she looks into the mirror, she sees him shining through her eyes. The singer finally ends the song by lamenting that she can't erase the feelings she has, and her restless heart bears the burden of the memories.


Line by Line Meaning

I look out my window
I am remembering a certain moment from my past and feeling emotional about it.


Into the pouring rain
The rain represents my tears that are pouring out of my eyes as I think about this moment.


I wish I could tell you
I am feeling regretful that I did not express my feelings to this person.


That I stopped hearing your name
I wish that the memory of this person did not occupy my mind all the time.


And then I realize every thought of you
Despite my hopes, I cannot stop thinking about this person and the memories we shared.


Runs a circle around my heart
These thoughts bring me back to the same place emotionally every time, affecting my heart deeply.


I hear your voice haunting me
The memory of this person's voice stays with me and follows me everywhere.


I feel your touch in the dark
Sometimes I feel as though this person's touch is still with me even when I am alone in the dark.


It was a night to remember
That moment I am remembering was significant and unforgettable.


All your kisses I still taste
The moment was so memorable that I can still taste the feeling of your kisses on my lips.


Can't forget the look on your face
The memory of this person's expression during that night is unforgettable.


Starlight send a message
I am using the image of the starlight as a symbol to convey my message.


Like a beacon into the night
Just as a beacon is used to guide ships to shore through the darkness, I am using this message to reach out to this person through the darkness of the past.


To tell you I'm lonely
My message is expressing how lonely I feel without this person in my life.


When I shut out the light
When I am alone in the dark, I can't help but think about this person and feel their absence.


Because a part of me left with you
This person was so significant in my life that a part of me went with them when they left.


So I feel lost inside
This loss has left me feeling directionless and without a sense of purpose.


Sometimes I look into my mirror
I often reflect on myself and confront the fact that a part of this person's presence is still with me.


I see you shining through my eyes
The memories and emotions associated with this person shine through my eyes and are always present within me.


...Not enough time for you to stay...
Despite my strong feelings for this person, our time together was limited and we were not able to make it last.


...Can't forget the look on your face
The way this person looked during that night lives on in my memory and I can't forget it.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: ISAAC JONES, PHIL THORNTON, ROY BATTLE

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Mike 45B

I look out my window
Into the pouring rain
I wish I could tell you
That I stopped hearing your name
And then I realize every thought of you
Runs a circle around my heart
I hear your voice haunting me
I feel your touch in the dark

It was a night to remember
All your kisses I still taste
It was a night to remember
Can't forget the look on your face
It was a night

Starlight send a message
Like a beacon into the night
To tell you I'm lonely
When I shut out the light
Because a part of me left with you
So I feel lost inside
Sometimes I look into my mirror
I see you shining through my eyes

It was a night to remember
All your kisses I still taste
It was a night to remember
Can't forget the look on your face
It was a night to remember

All these feelings I can't erase
From my heart

Endless dreams
Around my shoulders
I cannot free this restless heart

It was a night to remember
...Not enough time for you to stay...
...Can't forget the look on your face


Songwriters: Isaac Jones / Phil Thornton / Roy Battle

A Night to Remember lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC



Thank You So Very Much

I look out my window
Into the pouring rain
I wish I could tell you
That I stopped hearing your name
And then I realize every thought of you
Runs a circle around my heart
I hear your voice haunting me
I feel your touch in the dark

It was a night to remember
All your kisses I still taste
It was a night to remember
Can't forget the look on your face
It was a night

Starlight send a message
Like a beacon into the night
To tell you I'm lonely
When I shut out the light
Because a part of me left with you
So I feel lost inside
Sometimes I look into my mirror
I see you shining through my eyes

It was a night to remember
All your kisses I still taste
It was a night to remember
Can't forget the look on your face
It was a night to remember

All these feelings I can't erase
From my heart

Endless dreams
Around my shoulders
I cannot free this restless heart

It was a night to remember
...Not enough time for you to stay...
...Can't forget the look on your face



All comments from YouTube:

Flippitythought

My favorite song and I'm glad it's not a popular hits and not overplayed. It's like Cyndi's best kept secret - a hidden treasure.

Ольга Сорокопудова

Qwesta canzone me piace tanto

Marlene Bain

I loved cyndi since I was like 11 or 12. N im 49 years old now. N I still do!😊

88feji

+Franco H
Agree, the album version sounds a lot better (more whimsical) than this music video version ...

Orianna Midgette

Yasssss this whole album is her best.

Franco H.

it doesn't sound like her though - i think her album version sounds like her. my mom played this a lot when it came out so i know the entire album 😁

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Vlad Rio

Matei saudades! Ah, que saudades! Satisfação, Cindy!!! 😍😍

Angel Cavazos

al primer concierto que fui en mi vida fue al de Cyndi Lauper, tenia 16 años y jamas lo olvide, fue en 1989, este álbum estaba recién editado y si es su mejor álbum

Bruno Meireles

Cara, como eu amo as músicas da Cyndi Lauper ❤

Filadélfon Silveira

são boas mesmo!

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