"Heartache Tonight" as written by and Don Henley Glenn Frey....
Somebody's gonna hurt someone before the night is through.
Somebody's gonna come undone; there's nothin' we can do
Everybody wants to touch somebody, if it takes all night
Everybody wants to take a little chance, make it come out right
There's gonna be a heartache tonight, a heartache tonight I know
There's gonna be a heartache tonight, a heartache tonight I know
Lord, I know.

Some people like to stay out late
Some folks can't hold out that long
But nobody wants to go home now; there's too much goin' on

This night is gonna last forever. Last all, last all summer long
Some time before the sun comes up the radio is gonna play that song
There's gonna be a heartache tonight, a heartache tonight I know
There's gonna be a heartache tonight, a heartache tonight I know
Lord, I know.

There's gonna be a heartache tonight
The moon's shinin' bright, so turn out the light, and we'll get it right
There's gonna be a heartache tonight, a heartache to night, I know

Somebody's gonna hurt someone (somebody) before the night is through
Somebody's gonna come undone; there's nothin' we can do (everybody)
Everybody wants to touch somebody, if it takes all night
Everybody wants to take a little chance, make it come out right
There's gonna be a heartache tonight, a heartache tonight I know
There's gonna be a heartache tonight, a heartache tonight I know
Let's go.

We can beat around the bushes; we can get down to the bone
We can leave it in the parkin' lot, but either way
There's gonna be a heartache tonight, a heartache tonight I know

There'll be a heartache tonight, a heartache tonight I know


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Heartache Tonight" as written by Don Henley Glenn Frey

Lyrics © Cass County Music / Wisteria Music / Privet Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, Red Cloud Music

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  • +1
    General CommentGood song...
    Too few responses.
    TehGreatMutatoon August 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of my favourite eagles song! I'm disappointed by the lack of posting on this song. I thought this would be more popular then some of the other ones. Anyways, I think its about people getting together, going out, having few, and wanting to get laid. But at the end of the evening, everyone goes home hurt cause there's no satisfaction in one-night stands.
    paigepeachon September 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the version of this song that Northern Lights do. They came to my school. Woohoo!! Go GA!
    Battle Axeon June 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a good tune. I grew up listening to the Eagles. Great band.
    zacsteron October 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbout one night stands.
    Playboy band.
    jamestmfbongon February 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOnly three other posts to one of the greatest songs by the alltime greatest band? Not a bad part about this song. Especially the beginning where the drums start and the melody suddenly just changes.
    GAknightgolfer22on July 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOMG!! i love this song, all about goin out, havin a good one and gettin some action =)
    Icemagicon August 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome tune, super song -it's all about partying your ass off on an electric summer night
    psychoblahon May 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. The beat of it is really so simple, but yet it's so great as well. I had this song stuck in my head today-- and my coworkers didn't know it! Ack, my generation doesn't know what they're missing.

    This is my favorite part:

    "We can beat around the bushes
    We can get down to the bone
    We can leave it in the parkin' lot
    But either way there's gonna be a
    Heartache tonight, a heartache tonight, I know..."
    altashheth451on November 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree that this can be about one night stands. It can also mean that not getting with anybody at all or at least trying and it's to the point. Its only for tonight. take it or leave it...I sing this song when i go kareoke. its all ways a fun one to do. Everybody gets into it.....
    singingsunshineon June 03, 2009   Link

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