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Night Shift

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Written by Sting, Eliot Sumner, Orville Burrell, Ashante Reid, Dominic Miller, Martin Kierszenbaum

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STING
I’ll have to work another night shift,
I won’t be coming home tonight,
You don’t have to worry where the time slips,
Only by the night I come to life.

Working weekends and the weekday,
Working in the darkest of the hours,
I’ll take the bus, I’ll take the subway,
Whatever gets me to my destination.

Fast falls the eventide, it’s Friday night,
And I’ve only got to work until the day.
I’ve got a message to send back home,
Saying that I’ll be working in the nighttime, hey.

I’ll have to work another night shift,
No chance of coming home at all,
3 o’clock has always been a sweet spot,
That’s what they call the witching hour.

Fast falls the eventide, it’s Friday night,
And I’ve only got to work until the day.
I’ve got a message to send back home,
Saying, Mama, I just had to be away.

Fast falls the eventide, it’s Friday night,
And I’ve only got to work until the day.
I’ve got a message to send back home,
Saying, Mama, sorry I had to leave.
Mama, sorry I had to leave.

SHAGGY
So babygirl, I got to leave,
Mek sure go straight to your bed nuh badda wait up fi me,
Not getting a break until ‘bout quarter to 3,
Before me reach home is the sun you gwain see.

So tonight, you gonna sleep alone,
Cause if you're lookin’ for me in the middle ah night I won't be home,
Don't badda send no text, don't try fi call me pon di phone,
Working late inna di office mi nuh deh out a street a roam, LORD!

STING
Fast falls the eventide, it’s Friday night,
And I’ve only got to work until the day.
I’ve got a message to send back home,
Saying, Mama, I just had to be away.

Fast falls the eventide, it’s Friday night,
And I’ve only got to work until the day.
I’ve got a message to send back home,
Saying, Mama, sorry I had to leave.
Mama, sorry I had to leave…

Produced by Sting International and Martin Kierszenbaum
Written by Sting, Eliot Sumner, Orville Burrell, Ashante Reid, Dominic Miller, Martin Kierszenbaum
Bass: Sting
Guitar: Dominic Miller
Keyboards: Martin Kierszenbaum, Dwayne "iLL Wayno" Shippy, Shane Hoosong
Saxophone, Flute: Maggie Buckley
Drums: Martin Kierszenbaum, Sting International
Percussion, Sound EFX: Dwayne "iLL Wayno" Shippy, Shane Hoosong, Sting International
Additional Vocals: Eliot Sumner
Mixed at Ranch Studios by Sting International
Recorded at Sear Sound Studios