[Featuring Ville Valo]

Too late, won't stop
Tonight I want to go deeper
Tomorrow takes it all away
Time's running out
The night is only a shell
Soon morning comes and breaks the spell
To the yesterday, to a dream

Just for tonight, we'll keep on dancing
And the city won't tell a soul
Just for tonight, the lights are shining
And our secret stays untold

These streets are mine
Tonight I'll keep on walking
Won't stop as long as the city sleeps
Don't look back once
Or you might turn around
Tonight I'll give myself to you
And our secret stays untold

Just for tonight, we'll keep on dancing

And the city won't tell a soul
Just for tonight, the lights are shining
And our secret stays untold
Just for tonight, we'll keep on dancing
And the city won't tell a soul
Just for tonight, the lights are shining
And our secret stays untold

(They can't see us now)
They can't see us now
(They won't catch us now)
They can't see us now
(They can't see us now)
They can't see us now
(They won't catch us now)
They can't see us now



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    General CommentA classic story of a forbbiden yearning, longing love. Sort of like Romeo and Juliet. Yet it also reminds me of the Cinderella fairytale, when the prince and Cinderella fell in love at the ball and midnight was getting closer, so that just for that night they'll keep on dancing because
    "Time's running out
    the night is only a shell
    soon morning comes and breaks the spell
    to the yesterday, to a dream."

    And another reference to the already mentioned tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, the forbbiden love can be seen in the lyrics:
    "They can't see us now,
    they won't catch us now."
    and may refer to people who are aginst that love.
    "Too late, won't stop,
    tonight I want to go deeper"
    may be interpreted as love making.
    "These streets are mine,
    tonight I'll keep on walking,
    won't stop as long as the city sleeps"
    as in: tonight your body is mine and I will reveal, uncover it to myself and we will belong to eachother till "the morning comes and breaks the spell" to the time when this will all look like a dream.
    "Don't look back once
    or you might turn around
    tonight I'll give myself to you"
    means that if you think about the consequences for a second, the magic of the moment will be gone, so you just have to let yourself.
    So just for that night we'll keep on "dancing" and the bliss felt by the unity, the lights are shining, and our secret stays hidden under the of the night.

    Well, that just my perception of this absolutely beautiful song full of that scandinavian melancholy to which I can definately relate myself and my happenings.
    :)
    SomethingDiabolicalon February 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so pretty.
    science_experimenton August 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a forbidden romance. They want to be together but something is keeping them apart. They have one night and they want to keep it secret and memorable.

    It's a beautiful song. I really like it. Mostly because I can relate.
    sam3121on November 21, 2007   Link

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