Oh baby, baby, how I lost my mind
Time is quite the killer when you're left behind
The airbag held you 'til the engine slept
At home your pillow cooled while the willows wept

They come and go, love (Come and go, but they, but they)
But they're all the same (D-da, d-da, da da, da da)
Even big, bad bad-boys get scared at night
It keeps them safe (At home baby)
I'm gonna throw this rock down (Gonna throw it down, let it roll)
Tonight's the night (Tonight)
I'm gonna go out, fire it up, honey (I'm gonna lose 'em when I)
Gonna turn back time

Remember in the summer when I held your hand
on the southern shore, finding fossils in the sand
Oh baby, maybe someday you will find me
on that beach beside you again

They come and go, love (Come and go, but they, but they)
But they're all the same (D-da, d-da, da da, da da)
Even big, bad bad-boys get scared at night
It keeps them safe (At home baby)
I'm gonna throw this rock down (Gonna throw it down, let it roll)
Tonight's the night (Tonight)
I'm gonna go out, fire it up, honey (I'm gonna lose 'em when I)
Gonna turn back time

Here we go!


They come and go, love (Come and go, but they, but they)
But they're all the same (D-da, d-da, da da, da da)
Even big, bad bad-boys get scared at night
It keeps them safe (At home baby)
I'm gonna throw this rock down (Gonna throw it down, let it roll)
Tonight's the night (Tonight)
I'm gonna go out, fire it up, honey (I'm gonna lose 'em when I)
Gonna turn back time

I'm gonna save your life


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Part II: Tonight's The Night song meanings
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    General CommentThis song takes place just after Part I. In Part I, after his time machine crashed he ran to hide in a cave. He's there presumably for a few days hiding from the dinosaurs, and feels resigned to his fate ("I carve your sweet name into the cave, I'm sure to die" from Pt I).

    In this song he's decided to make a run for it in the night, to get back to his time machine and fire it up to get back to 1989.

    I love how clever the second verse is - he's remembering how he and his bride used to look for fossils on the beach. He notes with irony that if he dies she might find his fossils on that beach in the future.
    ThisIsTheWonzon February 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with most of you guys on this one.

    I think that it's halfway him flashing-back to how excited he was before he left and halfway him deciding to make a run for it to try and get back his machine so he can keep going.
    Seppyaon February 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen does this song take place? Is it a flashback to before he went back in time? WTF I'm confused.
    Sabre56on January 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's just how you interpret it. To me it's before he goes back and I think it's really the first part. He builds a time machine goes to the future and slays the dragon by going back in time with him. It makes more sense to me that way. I love Ludo.
    MarkiePon November 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe album is simpler than people are making it. It's brilliant, but Andrew (Lead singer and writer for Ludo) is a straight-forward writer. I will clarify the important stuff:

    Part 1, Broken Bride- The Traveler has been struggling for fifteen years to build a time machine, and finally comes to the night when he will attempt to use it to save his dead wife - who died in a car crash in 1989. It malfunctions, and he is sent to prehistoric times. He is attacked by dinosaurs and retreats safely inside a cave.

    Save our City- Meanwhile, after the Travelers departure, humanity is assaulted by zombies, King Simius (a kind of anti-Christ) and the imminent end of the world.

    Part 2, Tonight's the Night- The Traveler has been trapped in his cave and basically chances the raptors and makes an attempt to get to his machine and try to save his wife once more.

    Part 3, The Lamb and the Dragon- Barely escaping the predators, The Traveler starts the machine and once again it malfunctions, sending him all the way to the apocalypse - which had started in "Save our city". King Simius summons (an assumption on my part) The Dragon, which unleashes destruction upon the last of humanity. The Traveler, witnessing the awful events around him, makes a decision to sacrifice his time machine to save the world, and uses "his own dragon" to zap the Beast to another time - destroying the machine in the process. The Traveler is then visited by some kind of celestial beings (angels or the like), who are confused at his broken heart. He tells them of his sorrow at not being able to prevent his wife's death in the end. In payment of saving humanity, the celestials send him back to May, 1989, the last morning he spent with her...

    Part 4, Morning in May- The Traveler finally sees his sleeping wife again after all of his effort and strife, and lies down with her. Soon though, she readies herself and leaves for her fateful car ride. Terrified that her fate will only repeat itself, he stops her from leaving at the last moment and gets in the car with her. Like before, the accident happens, and the Traveler dies with his wife.

    Thus, concluding what is likely the best album written in the history of music.
    Laito21on June 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree totally, Laito!!
    Most amazing album ever!
    By the best band!
    rent907on November 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentomg that helped alot, Laito.
    you are really good.
    looking deep into things :3 i like it
    ScreamoTechnoFanon December 11, 2008   Link
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    General Comment@Laito: I heard one of my friends say they thought he wasn't trying to save the people in Lamb and the Dragon, but that it happened on accident.

    The line "I've got Dragons of my own" I think can be interpreted to mean either "My time machine is as powerful as a dragon" (which is really badass) and in that case it would mean he is planning to destroy the dragon OR it could be seen as the Traveler getting ready to leave, saying "I've got my own problems to deal with," in which case he would not be trying to save the people and the portal killed or transported the dragon somewhere instead of transporting him.
    raine697on September 28, 2009   Link

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