"Baby, It's Tonight" as written by and Jude Anthony Cole....
Won't you pick up the phone
‘Cause I know that you're home
Too many words have not been said
For us to be living alone
Now all of the fighting
And all of the tears
Well they don't matter now
Another night falls dark and lonely
And you're the only one that I can turn to

If I ever needed your arms to hold me
Baby, it's tonight
And if I ever needed your eyes to heal me
Baby, it's tonight

So come hold me close
And show me that you still care
Let's take it to where it all began
And start again from there
‘Cause there's no way out
As far as I can tell
I'm walkin' in a world of strangers
And you're the only one who really knows me

If I ever needed your arms to hold me
Baby, it's tonight
And if I ever needed your eyes to heal me
Baby, it's tonight

If I ever needed you're arms to hold me
Baby, it's tonight
And if I ever needed your eyes to heal me
Baby, it's tonight
Baby, it's tonight

So won't you please, please pick up the phone
Don't leave me to face this world all alone
Take some time
‘Cause baby, it's tonight

If I ever neede your eyes to heal me
Baby, it's tonight
If I ever needed your arms to hold me
Baby, it's tonight
And if I ever needed your eyes to heal me
Baby, it's tonight
Baby, it's tonight



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"Baby, It's Tonight" as written by Jude Anthony Cole

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    My InterpretationAs with most '80s & '90s pop music, the video tells a different story than the lyrics. The video is your standard-issue MTV-era pop music video: The singer/band playing guitar in one or more locations (bedroom/hotel room, beside a pool, and usually walking down a street somewhere in L.A.) with random shots of a sexy woman edited in with no apparent rhyme or reason because she was probably the video producer's girlfriend. And the whole thing screams "I need a hookup baby! It's tonight!"

    But the lyrics tell a much different story.

    "Too many words have not been said for us to be living alone."

    He's trying to reconcile with his ex. He feels like she won't give him a chance to talk it out. He probably did something to piss her off, and tried to explain but she didn't want to hear it. Maybe it's happened before and she's sick of his excuses, so she left him.

    "You're the only one I can turn to. If I ever needed your arms to hold me, baby it's tonight."

    Either depression is setting in, or some personal tragedy has happened and he really needs someone to talk to, and he feels like she's the "only one [he] can turn to". And tonight more than ever he needs her company.

    "Now all of the fighting, and all of the tears, they don't matter now."
    "Let's take it to where it all began and start again from there."

    Yeah, there's some baggage between them, but he wants to put that behind them and get back to what drew them together in the first place. Start over. Clean slate. (He probably screwed up one too many times. Been there, dude!)

    "I'm walkin' in a world of strangers, and you're the only one who really knows me."

    They were probably together for a long time, maybe had been friends before entering into a relationship, and he feels like she's the only person in the world who "gets" him.

    "So won't you please, please pick up the phone. Don't leave me to face this world all alone."

    He's hurting, and feels abandoned. He knows she's ignoring him, and he's desperately trying to get her attention to try and talk things out.

    TL;DR: This is a plea to an ex for reconciliation.
    Coasterman72on January 07, 2017   Link

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