"But Not Tonight" as written by and Martin Lee Gore....
Oh God, it's raining
But I'm not complaining
It's filling me up
With new life

The stars in the sky
Bring tears to my eyes
They're lighting my way
Tonight

And I haven't felt so alive
In years

Just for a day
On a day like today
I'll get away from this
Constant debauchery

The wind in my hair
Makes me so aware
How good it is to live
Tonight

And I haven't felt so alive
In years

The moon
Is shining in the sky
Reminding me
Of so many other nights
But they're not like tonight

Oh God, it's raining
And I'm not containing
My pleasure at being
So wet

Here on my own
All on my own
How good it feels to be alone
Tonight

And I haven't felt so alive
In years

The moon
Is shining in the sky
Reminding me
Of so many other nights
When my eyes have been so red
I've been mistaken for dead
But not tonight


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"But Not Tonight" as written by Martin Gore

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    General Commenti think this songs bout him breaking up with a chick, and hes glad, cuz he didnt like her anyways, and hes glad 2 be single and have his freedome again
    b_afraidon April 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti dont know dude... sometimes it seems like i've been constantly busy and doing something with someone and going somewhere for some reason. it sometimes feels like i've been running around for a million years and then if i do something more laid back and chill its soo nice. even if its with a few people. in his case, hes alone.

    to me just seems like its nice to be alone for a night. like..just chillin. outside. instead of being around a bunch of people and tons of crazy shit going on all the time. just one night where you're by yourself and able to just chill and not be on the go. hes not doing things for the feeling he gets out of it (that could be sex, drugs, or whatever)
    blitz05on June 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHey, afraid . . . maybe he covered a Depeche Mode song. You think? And maybe the song's about just being happy for the time being.

    Do your research, or better yet, read the credits in you album jacket.
    SafeAsHouseson December 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHis take on this Depeche Mode classic is delightfully sensual.
    terry_tibbson September 08, 2007   Link

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