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Tonight, tonight

All rise
All fall
I'll fail you all
We built these cities to stand so tall
We've lost
Our walls

I don't want to lose it coming down
With the whole world upside down
I don't have a soul to trust in now
With the whole world upside down

We are one tonight
And we're singing it out
We are one tonight
And we're dreaming out loud
Though the world is flawed
But these scars will heal
We are one tonight!
Tonight, tonight

Two eyes
One tongue
I've come
Undone
I'm no victim
I've paid these dues
I came to lose

I don't want to fight about it now
With the whole world upside down
I don't have a soul to trust in now
With the whole world upside down

We are one tonight
And we're singing it out!
We are one tonight
And we're dreaming out loud
Though the world is flawed
But these scars will heal
We are one tonight, tonight
Tonight, tonight
Tonight, tonight

I don't want to lose a common ground
With the whole world upside down
I don't want to fight about it now
In a world that's burning out

Let's slow the evening down
Slow it down, slow down
Please slow down, down, down
The stars are coming out

We are one
We are one
We are one
We are one tonight
We are one tonight
And we're singing it out (tonight)
We are one tonight
And we're dreaming out loud (tonight)
And the world is flawed
But these scars will heal (tonight)
We are one tonight
Tonight, tonight (yeah, we are one)
Tonight, tonight
We're still fighting it out
Still fighting it out
Still fighting it out
We're still fighting it out
Still fighting it out


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  • +2
    General CommentI think Switchfoot rocks, and God is working in them like i've never heard in a band, not to say that I know everything, but it's pretty apparent.
    WZrWolf31on January 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAwesome song!! Nothing is Sound is by far their best album, and this song has a kick-ass video. I think it's about being one with Christ, and doing anything to achieve that. Anyway, as someone once said, "A song's only meaning is the meaning it has to you."
    woyloyboogon May 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song's great!!

    The stars are comin' out!
    We are one!
    We are one!!
    We are one!!!
    We are one … (Yeah!) … tonight!

    Stars probably represent believers, who are the light of the world. Call for unity in the body!!
    starfieldon May 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentif you watch the video to this song, the meaning becomes really clear - it's just saying that no matter what, we are all one. we are unified in that we are all children of God.
    bellabee13on June 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHIS IS THE BEST SONG EVER!!! Oh man it just gets me so pumped up. But the grea thing is that it has quite a good meaning, it's not just one of those songs that sound great but don't have much underneath. That's what I love about Switchfoot, the music accompanies the words, not the other way round. Anyway, I think it's about looking around the world and seeing the destruction and chaos but finding peace with God. The verses are all very negative discussing the meaningless endeavours of men, 'we built these cities to stand so tall' and the fall of humans, 'I've come undone', 'I don't have a soul to strust in now,' but he is with God tonight and as a result, everything's not ok, but at leats there's hope.
    shirvson October 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt reminds so much of the fluidity and constant change during the college life.
    Everything seems like such a whirlwind and you sometimes want it to slow down, as Forman says.

    Though we may have scars resulting from past actions, there's still God (not necessarily God. could be realizing your identity or commitment to another person or ideal as well) with you tonight.
    keyshawnon January 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFrom the perspective of someone who isn't religious, this song is still great, and its still makes you think hard about unity. I absolutely love switchfoot, they just have a way of making me happy.
    bleu_azureon February 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song rocks man, and the clip is awesome. And yeah, I agree with keyshawn on the meaning.
    woyloyboogon February 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese guys are going to be the next U2! they should be their support act!
    Alex 360on March 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard this song on the radio and I love it. I can't say I know what it means completely though..
    legendofchin23on March 14, 2006   Link

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