Help Me Make It Through the Night (1970)
(wm) Kris Kristofferson. (I) Kris Kristofferson (P) Sammi Smith (CR) Elvis Presley, 1971; Gladys Knight and the Pips, 1972
Take the ribbon from your(/my) hair,
Shake it loose and let it fall, lay it soft upon my(/your) skin,
Like the shadows on the wall.
Come and lay down by my side till the early morning light.
All I’m takin’ is your time.
Help me make it through the night.

I don’t care what’s right or wrong, I won’t try to understand.
Let the devil take tomorrow. Lord. tonight I need a friend.
Yesterday is dead and gone, and tomorrow’s out of sight.
And it’s sad to be alone. Help me make it through the night.