"Tonight" as written by Lloyd Mathis, Tony Dofat, Rodney Hill, Dylan John, Sara Ann Stokes, Freddrick Watson and Lynese Wiley....
Tonight,
Do we have to fight again,
Tonight?
I just want to go to sleep:
Turn out the light.
But you want to carry grudges;
Oh, nine times out of ten,
Oh, I see the storm approaching
Long before the rain starts falling.

Tonight,
Does it have to be the old thing,
Tonight?
Oh, it's late, too late
To chase the rainbow that you're after.
I'd like to find a compromise
And place it in your hands.
Oh, My eyes are blind, my ears can't hear,
Oh, and I cannot find the time.

Tonight,
Just let the curtains close in silence,
Tonight.
Why not approach with less defiance
The man who'd love to see you smile,
Who'd love to see you smile.
Tonight.

Tonight,
Just let the curtains close in silence,
Tonight.
Why not approach with less defiance
The man who'd love to see you smile,
The man who'd love to see you smile,
The man who'd love to see you smile,
Tonight.



Lyrics submitted by Psychedeliasmith

"Tonight" as written by John Mellencamp

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commentdoes anyone know which album this is from? or was it a one-off for live?
    perplex_on July 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is originally performed by Elton John, This cover made by George was included in an album called two rooms which includes many songs of Elton covered by various artists.
    I hate to say that but George sang that one much much better than the original one.
    Definitly this is one of his best songs I ever heard.
    lennon-mccartneyon August 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree that the voice of George on this song is unReachable. Great Great Song! I guess it is a single
    pf_scorpionon May 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTonight, has to be one of my overall favorite songs. Pretty sad..considering, its depressing..but its so real to me. Its hit HOME for me over and over threw out the last 21 years of my life in relationships. I consider only now...calling it quits...Ive had it with love.
    GM vocals brings me to tears, you can hear the PAIN in his voice.
    I believe its a song, of throwing in the towel. Someone, who continues to go on and on about something..when the other knows full well, their wrongs. BUT they wont let it go. There is NO forgiveness.

    "I just want to go to sleep, turn out the light" Most people find refuge in sleep. Its my sactuary...when I can actually get it.

    "I'd like to find a compromise
    And place it in your hands.

    At some point, there is bargaining. Either, they want it to work...and its a move for a stronger, and better future. OR...the love is dead. You can place it in their hands...and they throw it on the ground and say are you crazy?

    "Oh, my eyes are blind, my ears can't hear,
    Oh, and I cannot find the time"

    We overlook what we dont want to see, and focus in what should be ignored. We dont listen to what they want us to hear...but we hear what we want too. Most humans, will occationally say what they dont want to say...so they dont show their underbelly. "cannot find the time" is a statement of being fed up and not wanting to find the time to continue fighting...or bothering to try and find that "rainbow" they are seeking. Its exhausting..and weakens the spirit.


    "But you want to carry grudges"."Why not approach with less defiance"
    Some people, never believe that you really "hear" them. How many times, does someone want to hear about a mistake they have done...and not be forgiven for it? How many people want to continue in a relationship that is defiant, and hostile?

    "Tonight, just let the curtains close in silence, "- I believe the curtain closing is the end of the relationship referance.
    mickey606on August 22, 2010   Link

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