Wild Night
Martha and The Vandellas Lyrics


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As you brush your shoes
And stand before the mirror
And you comb your hair
And grab your coat and hat
And you walk, wet streets
Tryin' to remember
All the wild breezes
In your mem'ry ever

And ev'rything looks so complete
When you're walkin' out on the street
And the wind catches your feet
And sends you flyin', cryin'
Ooh-wee!
The wild night is calling

And all the girls walk by
Dressed up for each other
And the boys do the boogie-woogie
On the corner of the street
And the people passin' by
Just stare in wild wonder
And the inside juke-box
Roars out just like thunder

And ev'rything looks so complete
When you're walkin' out on the street
And the wind will catch your feet
And sends you flyin', cryin'
Ooh-wee!
The wild night is calling

Ooh-wee
The wild night is calling
Come on out and dance yeah
Come on out and make romance
Come on out and dance
Come on out and make romance
The wild night is calling
The wild wild night is calling
Come on out and dance
Come on out and make romance yeah




Come on out and dance
Come on out and make romance

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Wild Night" by Martha and The Vandellas describe the excitement and energy of a wild night out on the town. The singer is getting ready, putting on their coat and hat, and heading out into the wet streets, trying to remember all the amazing experiences they've had in the past. As they walk, they see all sorts of sights - girls dressed up for each other, boys doing the boogie-woogie on the corner, people staring in wild wonder - and they can feel the energy of the night building inside them. Eventually they give in to that energy, and head out to embrace the wild night. The final verses encourage others to come out and join them in dancing and making romance, promising that the wild night is calling.


The song is full of imagery and sensory details that help convey the feeling of being out in the world, surrounded by other people who are looking for a good time. The repetition of the phrase "And everything looks so complete / When you're walking out on the street" reinforces the idea that the world outside is vibrant, alive, and exciting. The final verse, with its repeated entreaties to "come on out and dance" and "come on out and make romance," gives the impression of a community of people coming together to have a good time and forget their worries for a little while.


Overall, "Wild Night" is a song that celebrates the joy of being alive and experiencing the world around us. By painting a vivid picture of a night out on the town, Martha and The Vandellas capture the sense of excitement and possibility that comes with stepping out of our own heads and into the world of music, romance, and good company.


Line by Line Meaning

As you brush your shoes
As you prepare yourself to go out


And stand before the mirror
And check yourself in the mirror


And you comb your hair
And make sure your hair looks good


And grab your coat and hat
And get ready by putting on your coat and hat


And you walk, wet streets
And brave the rain-soaked streets


Tryin' to remember
Trying to recall


All the wild breezes
All the exciting moments


In your mem'ry ever
In your memory forever


And ev'rything looks so complete
And everything seems perfect


When you're walkin' out on the street
When you step out onto the sidewalk


And the wind catches your feet
And the wind lifts your feet off the ground


And sends you flyin', cryin'
And makes you feel excited and emotional


Ooh-wee!
An exclamation of excitement


The wild night is calling
This exciting night is waiting for you


And all the girls walk by
And you see all the women walking past


Dressed up for each other
Dressed up to impress each other


And the boys do the boogie-woogie
And the guys dance on the street corner


On the corner of the street
On the street corner


And the people passin' by
And the people walking past


Just stare in wild wonder
Stare in amazement


And the inside juke-box
And the music playing inside the venue


Roars out just like thunder
Is so loud and exciting


Ooh-wee!
An exclamation of excitement


The wild night is calling
This exciting night is waiting for you


Come on out and dance yeah
Come out and dance, yeah!


Come on out and make romance
Come out and have a romantic time


Come on out and dance
Come out and dance!


Come on out and make romance
Come out and have a romantic time


The wild night is calling
This exciting night is waiting for you


The wild wild night is calling
This very exciting night is waiting for you


Come on out and dance
Come out and dance!


Come on out and make romance yeah
Come out and have a romantic time, yeah!




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: VAN MORRISON

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