The young boy wants to move ahead
And the old man sings rewind
I wonder when in this time line
We’ll break to the other side

Maybe there’s a span of time
When we feel we’re neither nor
Not wanting to go back again
And not wanting to go forth

The point in life must be
Pretty dark and hopeless
And if you’re asking me when that is

It must be tonight
It must be tonight
It must be tonight
It must be tonight

The old man sits all by himself
And thinks of better years
When he used to believe in stars
And would dream away his fears

The young boy moves so fast he doesn’t
See the stars above
And all his dreams are crushed by old man
Who didn’t dream enough

We must all agree
There’s a point in life when darkness breaks our
Brittle hopes and dreams
And I’d say

It must be tonight
It must be tonight
It must be tonight
It must be tonight

It must be tonight
It must be tonight
It must be tonight
It must be tonight
Stay with me

And it must be tonight
It must be tonight
Save me tonight
It must be tonight

Lyrics submitted by Driedzone, edited by SquishyMew

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    General Commentthis song leaves me quite cluelessly.
    For me it´s about life having no worth when you are left with no hopes.
    And when you are in this state of mind; its time to commit suicide; "there is no poin in life when darkness breaks our brittle must be tonight"
    But i donn´t really understand what Tyler wants to say regarding the old man and the young.
    I think he tells us we should neither life in the past, as the old man does, nor in the future..
    Lafeon April 19, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationThe old man wants to move back and not forward. The young man wants to move forward but not back. Tyler talks about the limbo of the two being dark, hopeless, and terrifying and "It must be tonight" meaning the night he is writing this song he is in this limbo. This song is about Tyler seeing no future and no joy in the past. It must be tonight turns from his point of reference to surcoming to his suicidal thoughts, "it must be tonight".

    Once again Tyler is calling out to God and/or someone to Save him tonight.
    JohnnyTOPon March 19, 2017   Link

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