"Peace Tonight" as written by Amy Elizabeth Ray and Emily Ann Saliers....
Honey pick the red corner shoes
The ones that hardly ever get used
I knelt in front of my whole collection
And I'm picking you a special selection
On a no news is good news middle of mid-year day
I feel no ill with time to kill I wanna play

Let's make peace tonight (let's make peace tonight)
The moon is bare and shining bright (moon is shining bright)
Let's make peace tonight in a good time (let's make peace tonight)

I'm callin' on my good friends today
You know the drive's about an hour away
Then we'll be pitching up a tent by the trees
And we'll be wading in the river to our knees
Oh woah love's been planted and we're checking out the yield
It's two black dogs and a white one their running in the field

So let's make peace tonight (let's make peace tonight)
The moon is bare and shining bright (moon is shining bright)
Well let's make peace tonight in a good time (let's make peace tonight)

Well we used to have some money but we spent it (used to have some money but we spent it)
Yeah so when we want to have it then we rent it (when we want to have it we rent it)
But we're cuttin' up the rug and I know you love me love me (we're cuttin' up the rug and I know you love me)
And the best of everything here is free (everything here is free)
Oh when things get messy then we tidy up the room
We'll be no stranger to that dustpan and the broom

Let's make peace tonight (let's make peace tonight)
The moon is bare and shining bright (moon is shining bright)
Let's make peace tonight (let's make peace tonight)
The moon is bare and shining bright (moon is shining bright)
Let's make peace tonight in a good time (let's make peace tonight in a good time)


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"Peace Tonight" as written by Emily Ann Saliers Amy Elizabeth Ray

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    My InterpretationNot sure what clovus was smoking. This is one of Indigo Girls' best songs. Really catchy with great harmonies. Could dance swing to this.

    My interpretation of the lyrics is that the relationship with her lover had gone a little edgy, maybe they had an argument. But now Emily is focused only on the positive. Wants to go have fun day/night together and make love. Maybe I'm reading too much into the "moon is bare".
    Myuzon January 11, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI really like the Indigo Girls, but "Let's make peace tonight" has to be the most awkward sounding chorus I've ever heard. This is Emily's worst song since "Airplane".
    clovuson January 15, 2009   Link

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