"Easy Tonight" as written by and John Ondrasik....
You were wrong
You were right
And you are gone
Tonight

You were free
So alive
You were wrong
You were right

And you were down
You could see
And you wore hearts
For me

You were sharp
As sharp as knives
You were wrong
You were right

Shot down
Said you never had the chance
Took a ride on a suicide romance
Could have sworn there was somebody home

To facilitate the great unknown
Woman, I ain't going to meet you anywhere
Don't know where I'm going yet
But I sure am getting there

Shotgun fire
Anybody home?
I got two dimes in the telephone
Alright
No, it's not easy tonight

Shotgun fire
Anybody home?
I got two dimes in the telephone
Alright
No, it's not easy tonight

And you were bound
You were free
And you wear black
For me

You were dark
As dark as night
You were wrong
Yeah, you were right

Well, shot down
Said you never had the chance
Took a ride on a suicide romance
Could have sworn there was somebody home

To facilitate the great unknown
Woman, I ain't going to meet you anywhere
Don't know where I'm going yet
No, but I sure am getting there

Shotgun fire
Anybody home?
I got two dimes in the telephone
Alright
No, it's not easy tonight

Shotgun fire
Anybody home?
I got two dimes in the telephone
Alright
Hell, it's not easy tonight

She's in over my head
And it's not easy, it's not easy tonight
She's in over my head
And it's not easy, it's not easy tonight

Shotgun fire
Anybody home?
I got two dimes in the telephone
Alright
It's not easy tonight

Shotgun fire
Anybody home?
I got two dimes in the telephone
Alright, yeah

You were free
Now your not
You were free, babe


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"Easy Tonight" as written by John Ondrasik

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  • +2
    General CommentI think this is about something much more common than suicide. It is about two people being attracted to each other but not compatible. Think about it, what is the most frequent line in the song? "You were wrong, you were right." She told him that she was wrong for him and now he sees that she was right about that. They like each other but in front of the movie theater they are pulling in opposite directions - they each want something different from life.

    They are having fun, but he says "you were dark, dark as night" - he can't see into her head and understand what goes on there, it is all dark to him, the "great unknown". He goes to her building but can't get in - it is her mind that he can't see into. Finally she decides to throw the keys to him, to let him in, to show him what is inside. But when he runs inside it is empty to him, what is there has no real meaning to him so he can't see it at all. She was right, she was wrong.

    bourne64on July 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song IS about suicide, but according to john, the girl in the song ends up not taking the easy way out and doesn't kill herself...so it's a message of hope
    wildstar825on August 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe reading somewhere this song is about suicide. the lead singer ( can't think of his name) said a misjudgement about this song is so many people think that its about love. It makes sense. If anybody cares to help out, please do.
    LiveUrLifeon April 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Easy Tonight" is actually about a guy, whose girlfriend takes her life, and it's basically about this guy trying to put the pieces of his life back together.
    onafridayon April 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthanks
    LiveUrLifeon May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyup, suicide. SHOTGUN FIRE...
    broken_soundon May 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMan, now that I've read the lyrics, this song sounds sooo dark...and eerie...and just depressing, man! w00t @@;;; Well, uhhhmm.... I agree with everyone, because of the suicide thingy and the music video. That girl creeps me out. Anywho, w00t. Cya!
    painting with musicon May 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song has had one hell of an impact on me. i would always sing it at the beginning of one of my classes, then i made a mistake, and all the lyrics somehow managed to fit.
    halfaliveon July 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentquestion- the line about two dimes.....
    do you take the position that this means

    A- two dimes are not enough money- comes up short

    B- two dimes could get a phone call a few years ago!
    tms6879on August 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI interpret this song to be about a guy struggling in a relationship with a girlfriend. He is heartbroken.

    "Shotgun fire…" could this be a starter pistol meaning GO!
    "Anybody home" anybody home??
    "I got two dimes in the telephone" he is making a fone call to his girlfriend.
    "Alright… It’s not easy tonight" He's feeling sorrow and heartache tonight.

    "She’s In." She is at home.

    I'm not sure if the girlfriend suicide interpretation is correct but it does sound on the right track.
    But still this is a very good song with many messages that one must dig deep for.
    Keep replying.
    banders321on September 04, 2002   Link

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