In the heat of the night, when you know it ain't right But you do what you want to do You do what you feel, no one can feel like you Out in the summertime city, ain't it a pity There's so much to tie you down You're leaving tonight to somewhere you can't be found While down at the edge of town At a pool hall where they all hang around You hear them talkin' about the girls they knew And talk about what they're gonna do Then you ask yourself, is this where you belong? Is it right, or is it wrong? Does it matter what's right, in the heat of the night?
Out in the streets tonight, under the neon lights You're searchin' for something new But nothin' is real, and no one can feel like you They say that eagles fly in this red hot sky But were they just passin' through Or did they look down, and see what you found was true
But still in the back of your mind You've got somethin' to believe in, but there's so much to find As the bright lights dim, and the night closes in You thought everything is ending, but it's yet to begin And you ain't seen nothing yet! But what you see you'll never forget, and you'll say
Why oh why) Did it take you so long to want something more? Why oh why) Did you never get off on this before? Why oh why) Well, here it is, the love you've been waitin' for Why oh why) Standin' in front of you like an open door
And then you ask yourself, is this where you belong? Is it right, or is it wrong? Does it matter what's right, in the heat of the night?
In the heat of the night, when you know it ain't right But you do what you want to do You do what you feel, 'cause no one can feel like you