Still of the Night
Whitesnake Lyrics


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In the still of the night I hear the wolf howl, honey
Sniffing around your door
In the still of the night I feel my heart beating heavy
Telling me I gotta have more

In the shadow of night, I see the full moon rise
Telling me what's in store
My heart start aching, my body started shaking
And I can't take no more
No, no, no

Now I just want to get close to you
And taste your love so sweet
And I just want to make love to you
Feel your body heat

In the still of the night
In the still of the night
Over here, baby

In the heat of the day I hang my head down low
And hide my face from the sun
Through the light of the day until the evening time
I'm waiting for the night to c-c-c-come
Ooh, baby

In the still of the night
In the cool moonlight
I feel my heart is aching
In the still of the night

Ooh, baby
Ooh, babe
I can't keep away
Closer and closer
Need to be closer
I can't keep away
Can't keep away, can't keep away
I can't keep away, no

You gotta give me love
You gotta give me some lovin' everyday
I can't keep away

Ooh, baby, ooh woman, ahh

Get over here, babe

In the still of the night, I hear the wolf howl, honey
Sniffing around your door
In the still of the night, I feel my heart beating heavy
Telling me I gotta have more

Ooh, mama

Now I just want to get close to you
Taste your love so sweet
And I just want to make love to you
Feel your body heat

In the still of the night, ooh yeah
In the still of the night
I will be sneakin' 'round your door
In the still of the night
In the still of the night
Ain't nothing gonna stop me now

Still of the night, still of the night, still of the night
Still of the night, still of the night, still of the night




Still of the night, still of the night, still of the night
Still of the night, still of the night, still of the night

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Whitesnake's "Still of the Night" are about a man who is overwhelmed with desire for a woman, to the point where he cannot resist anymore. The first verse sets the scene at night, with the wolf howling and the singer eager to have more of what he desires. The use of animal imagery and the night setting creates a sensual, slightly dangerous atmosphere that is typical of rock songs. In the second verse, the singer is waiting for the night to come, using the contrast between day and night to heighten the tension. He wants to get closer to the object of his desire and feel her body heat, which builds up to the chorus where he sings about how he won't be stopped and that he'll keep coming back for more.


The chorus is a powerful anthem-like repetition of the song title, which may be the most memorable aspect of the song for many listeners. The lyrics are quite simple, but the instrumentation, including the heavy guitar riffs, the pounding drums, and the catchy melody, all work together to create a powerful impact. Overall, the lyrics of "Still of the Night" convey a message about passion and desire that is common in rock music.


Line by Line Meaning

In the still of the night I hear the wolf howl, honey
During the peaceful and quiet hours of the night, I hear the wolf cry outside your door, my dear


Sniffing around your door
The wolf is sniffing and trying to sense your presence and whereabouts at your doorstep


In the still of the night I feel my heart beating heavy
In the tranquility of the night, I sense my heart racing and pounding heavily


Telling me I gotta have more
My intense emotions and passion are urging me to seek more of your love and company


In the shadow of night, I see the full moon rise
Under the darkness of the night, I see the full moon gradually emerging and shining bright


Telling me what's in store
The full moon is a sign of what's to come or what will happen in the future


My heart start aching, my body started shaking
My heart is aching with desire and my body is trembling with excitement


And I can't take no more
I cannot resist this intensity of feeling anymore


Now I just want to get close to you
My sole intention now is to move closer to you


And taste your love so sweet
To feel the pleasure of your sweet love and affection


And I just want to make love to you
All I desire is to express my love and intimacy with you physically


Feel your body heat
To experience the warmth and passion of your body while being close to you


In the heat of the day I hang my head down low
During the scorching hot hours of the day, I tend to lower my head and avoid the sun


And hide my face from the sun
I try to keep my face away from the sunrays to avoid its heat and brightness


Through the light of the day until the evening time
From dawn to dusk, I go through the daytime waiting for the evening to arrive


I'm waiting for the night to c-c-c-come
I eagerly wait for the nightfall to come with excitement and anticipation


You gotta give me love
You need to express your love and affection towards me


You gotta give me some lovin' everyday
Your love and affection must be shown to me every day


Ain't nothing gonna stop me now
Nothing can prevent me from achieving my desire to be with you and experience your love


Still of the night
The peaceful and quiet atmosphere of the night




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: David Coverdale, John Sykes

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@FabrizioFadda

I was 14 in 1987. That summer, as a gift for passing middle school exams, my brother and I asked my dad for a stereo system. My father loaded us into his car, a blue Fiat 127 and took us to a shop outside the city, in the industrial area. We didn't have much money and my father couldn't afford a big expense, but he satisfied us, we chose a modest hi-fi but with nice speakers. There was only one left, the one exhibited on trial for customers. They packed it in its original slightly dented packaging and we took it home. We immediately took it to our room and tried it. The owner had forgotten a tape inside, maybe he was using it to make customers hear the sound, or maybe he bought it and listened to it. It was "Whitesnake 1987" and the first song that came out of that stereo was " Still of the night". Whenever I happen to hear it, I'm 14 again and I'm with my brother in our teen room and life feels wonderful and full of fun again.

@JohnSmith-es9qx

Fantastic. It truly is amazing how music can transport us to a time and place from the past.

@giancarlojohn5064

Amazing memory man! Cheers!

@heartbeatearth

Is It not time we return to those days ? And get off the 2020 train wreck

@chrisdigiuseppe7717

wicked story man!

@ajazabdullah1263

Amazing story!

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@AJTramberg

My wife and I started dating in the 80s. Whitesnake was part of the sound of those early days. In our 50s now, 3 grown kids, and 2 grandkids.

When this song comes on, we both drop what we're doing and play air violins @3:19, exchange a 35 year old glance and grin, for just a few seconds, we're 17 again. Then back to whatever it is we're doing. Music is magical.

@tross6380

I flipping love this. Find her again.. in the still of the night🤘🏻😉

@BIDENISADOPE

Music is magical.....it sure is

@dmmusicmusic

if you're 50's now you must mean started dating IN "late 80's."

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