"Lovely Tonight" as written by and Joshua Ryan Radin....
I need you to know
This won't be broken
And all that we said
Will not be lost into the dawn

And you would be
The last thing I saw coming
I'm still surprised

You are lovely tonight
You, dear, will guide me
Into the morning light
You are lovely tonight
Lay here beside me
I see the rest of my life
With you

Alone we are fine
But when we are two
We are eternal
The moons aligned
Our separate lives
Here become one

And you would be
The last thing I saw coming
I'm still surprised

You are lovely tonight
You, dear, will guide me
Into the morning light
You are lovely tonight
Lay here beside me
I see the rest of my life
With you

All my life I've lived alone without you
All this time, I couldn't find where to belong

And you are lovely tonight
You, dear, will guide me
Into the morning light
You are lovely tonight
Lay here beside me
I see the rest of my life
With you


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    General CommentOkay, so who wants to explain to me why he uses the conditional "you would be" instead of the indicative "you are"? That's the one thing that bothers me about this song.
    acschon February 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentso, i could be way off, but i think it is about a hopeful lover. all the things one hopes to find in a person, which explains the "you would be." implying that the eventual lover will be surprising, but all the things he's written for her...

    however; the "i'm still surprised" is still throwing me on that meaning, so, i'm just not entirely sure!
    jennbunnyon July 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentImo. It's about a person who finds love in an unexpected person, i.e. an old friend and just realizing it.
    boymatureon October 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song was played at a friends funeral =[

    it's beautiful. i love josh. he's very talented.
    iggypop24on October 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I think it would be a great wedding song...

    "Our separate lives here become one."
    "I see the rest of my life with you."

    Beautiful song.
    longtripalonexon December 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I think this song is about a 'hopeful-lover', maybe someone unexpected... Probably someone you know that you won't get though.
    BrianLiebecon August 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMy future wedding song. <3
    PL24on May 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think he's wondering about a relationship that can't happen - so he's saying if things were different, you would be everything, but just for now, you are lovely tonight. And that is enough.
    bayberry_moonon May 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIn fact, I think this song is following a conversation that they had - so he fell in love with her, then told her how he felt and she said that they couldn't be together. So the song is saying "We would have been perfect - but it's ok, because we can be friends"

    I just think the first verse says this.

    I need you to know
    This won't be broken
    And all that we said
    Will not be lost into the dawn

    And you would be
    The last thing I saw coming
    I'm still surprised
    bayberry_moonon June 08, 2010   Link

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