"Goodnight Girl" as written by and Cunningham Steve Clark....
You can hear me so clearly
And see how I try
You feel me, so heal me
And tear me apart

I won't tell a soul
I won't tell at all
Do they have to know
About my goodnight girl

Caught up in your wishin' well
You hopes inside it
Take your love and promises
And make them last

You keep me so near you
And see me so far
And hold me and send me
And deep in your heart

It doesn't matter how sad
I made you
Doesn't matter how hard
I try

Just remember the same
Old reason
Reflected in your eyes
You said you wanted me

Caught up in your wishin' well
Your hopes inside it
Take your love and promises
And make them last


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"Goodnight Girl" as written by Marti Pellow Graeme Clark

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  • +2
    Song MeaningIts about a guy wo hasfallen in love with this girl, but because of something to do with her, he can't tell anyone. They always have to say 'goodnight' because they can't be together, hence the 'goodnight girl'. And he is telling her to make sure she keeps te promises of love she has mae to him, because he already loves her! He is becoming uncertain if the relationship means as much to her as it does to him, so he is reminding her of what she said, and what it means to him. <3
    LoveAtFirstSightXon December 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo the one you never kiss and tell...
    MisterMeaningon June 26, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOH! And, he is promising her that he will keep her sec,and wont tell anyone, because that is hw much she means to him <3
    LoveAtFirstSightXon December 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe that no-one has commented on this song?! It's great!
    aaronnicholason August 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have no idea and want to know actual meaning?
    bigt76on February 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCould mean anything really its quite open to interpretation i think it could be about a girl who is seeing a guy but its all very secretive maybe even just sexual when they first meet thats why shes his goodnight girl cos they only really see eachother at night and nobody knows and hes not telling anyone. Then he falls for her and gets caught up in her world wanting the love he feels when they are together to be all the time he thinks/hopes she feels it too "reflected in your eyes". could be totally off the mark with this meaning though!!
    this-is-how-it-goeson December 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know if this is just me, but could this song be about prostitution?
    It kind of sounds to me like it's about a man who depends on a prostitute to heal him and make his life worth living, but he still keeps his relationship with her a secret. He keeps promising her that he'll love her forever, but in reality, his promises are as shallow as the wishes made into a wishing well, and however much he loves her and however much they both need each other, he can never tell anyone because she's still a prostitute and he's afraid of the stigma, so no one can ever know about his goodnight girl.
    Casadeliaon August 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about forbidden love in some form or other.i agree with casadelia,i thought it was about him being in love with a prostitute or a girl with low sexual morals 'a goodnight girl'.However he can't committ to her ''I wont tell a soul/do they have to know'' because of the stigma of being seen with her.Or it could even be about adultery,he's married/in relationship but seeing this other woman on the sly yet at the end of the day it's a forbidden love that will never go beyond sex.
    billythepubon October 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know I will get bashed for this but I find the words to this song a little unsettling. After marti pellow did a song for child line and then wrote this . "I won't tell a soul
    I won't tell at all
    Do they have to know
    About my goodnight girl"
    jac111on January 02, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree that it could be an affair. The lyrics fit, '' Do they have to know, about my goodnight girl? '' It could be that they ring or text each other every night to talk and say '' Goodnight'. ' Maybe one of them is in a relationship they can' t end because there are children involved, or the partner needs them emotionally, so they grab whatever time they can get together as it is better than nothing, even though they know they will probably never be able to be together properly.
    hippychick67on November 15, 2017   Link

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