"Not Tonight" as written by Andrew Wansel, Gabrielle Serene Varner, Warren Felder and James C. Varner....
I'm staring at him
But I forget to pick my face up off the floor, oh
We're in a crowd, but it feels like we're alone, oh
Oh my god he just looked at me
And I just wanna tell him something that he's never heard, oh
But my lips won't let me tell him, tell him
I would say this but

Maybe, maybe in another life
I could be the girl who walks up to the guy
And tells him, tells him how she feels inside
But, not tonight, no not tonight

What if he walks towards me
While all the blood is rushing right to my brain
What am I gonna say, what am I gonna say
I may stop breathing and freeze 'cause
That's the story of my life
Wouldn't it be crazy
If he felt, how I felt, overwhelmed and terrified
But he took my hand
And he took his chance, can I have this dance
If only we were in a Cinderella story

Maybe, maybe in another life
I could be the girl who walks up to the guy
And tells him, tells him how she feels inside
But, not tonight, no not tonight

Who would I be
To make my feelings known
I need a little audacity but it's not in my bones
I'm standing here, terrified
Brokenhearted, I could die, oh

I'm staring at him
But I forget to pick my face up off the floor
I feel like a fool
And even though I do
I only wanna tell him that I love him more, more

Maybe, maybe in another life
I would be the girl who walks up to the guy
And say hey my name is Elle
And I think you're kinda fly
But not tonight, not tonight, tonight

Maybe, maybe in another life
I would be the girl who walks up to the guy
And tells him, tells him how she feels inside
But not tonight, not tonight

Maybe, maybe, walks up to the guy


Lyrics submitted by mike

"Not Tonight" as written by Elle Varner Warren Felder

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    My InterpretationThis song is about how you like or love someone and you really want to tell the person how you feel but your so scared. that is why she is like "not tonight". maybe some other time.... she doesn't know what he will say or do. but in her mind she wants him to feel the same way once she does decide to tell him.
    jackeeashleyon October 10, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI felt this song was basically showing that women are just as shy when men approach them.
    mrNelson89on January 04, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis is song that sooo many girls can relate to. It's a girl thinking about telling her crush her undying love for him, all her feelings, and what they could be. But she's not that girl who has the courage to do so. She's watching him from afar all the time (like most girls) and she's just amazed by how he always manages to make her gawk."I forget to pick my face up off the floor."
    She's also starting to make up scenarios (again like most girls) That what if he ever comes up to me? What would I do? Would I actually tell him my feelings? If I did would he actually feel the same? Would he return my love? Only in a story because again he's not actually making that move, only in a story would that happen.

    And then the last part two different things could be happening First: She feels like a fool because she never took the chance. She kept saying "Maybe, but not tonight" And putting it off, instead of just telling him. But she just wants to tell him she loves him, still.
    Two: She actually did tell him and everything went wrong. He didn't feel the same, she felt like a fool, her face was on the floor. Nothing went how she planned in her head, and even though she was rejected she still wants to tell him that she loves him more.
    piper888on January 27, 2013   Link

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