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Nightshift
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Nightshift

Commodores
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Nightshift

Meaning of the song Nightshift by Commodores


The song, which was released in 1985 as a memorial to soul music superstars Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson, is a timeless celebration of their enduring legacies. Beyond just being a catchy song, "Nightshift" captures the essence of a time and the timeless power of music while also conveying a deep message of celebration and remembering.


Following the departure of lead singer Lionel Richie, the group made an effort to reimagine themselves while honouring the musical figures who helped to form their career. "Nightshift" became a heartfelt ode to this time of transition, fusing pop, R&B, and funk elements into a soul-stirring song.


Lyrics of the song Nightshift by Commodores


Marvin, he was a friend of mine

And he could sing a song, his heart in every line

Marvin sang of the joy and pain

He opened up our minds, and I still can hear him say

"Aw talk to me, so you can see, what's going on"

Say you will sing your songs forevermore

 

Gonna be some sweet sounds, coming down on the nightshift

I bet you're singing proud, I bet you'll pull a crowd

Gonna be a long night, it's gonna be all right, on the nightshift

You found another home, I know you're not alone, on the nightshift

You found another home, I know you're not alone, on the nightshift

 

Jackie, hey what'you doing now?

It seems like yesterday when we were working out

Jackie, you set the world on fire

You came and gifted us, your love it lifted us higher and higher

Keep it up and we'll be there at your side

Say you will sing your songs forevermore

 

Gonna be some sweet sounds, coming down on the nightshift

I bet you're singing proud, I bet you'll pull a crowd

Gonna be a long night, it's gonna be all right, on the nightshift

You found another home, I know you're not alone, on the nightshift

Gonna be some sweet sounds, coming down on the nightshift

I bet you're singing proud, I bet you'll pull a crowd

Gonna be a long night, it's gonna be all right, on the nightshift

You found another home, I know you're not alone, on the nightshift

Gonna miss your sweet voice, that soulful noise, on the nightshift

We all remember you, your songs are coming through

And at the end of a long day, it's gonna be okay, on the nightshift

You found another home, I know you're not alone, on the nightshift

Release Date

1985

Songwriter/s

Walter Orange, Dennis Lambert, Franne Golde

Producer/s

Dennis Lambert

Label/s

Motown

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