"We've Got Tonight" as written by and Bob Seger....
I know it's late, I know you're weary
I know your plans don't include me
Still here we are, both of us lonely
Longing for shelter from all that we see
Why should we worry, no one will care girl
Look at the stars so far away
We've got tonight, who needs tomorrow?
We've got tonight babe
Why don't you stay?

Deep in my soul, I've been so lonely
All of my hopes, fading away
I've longed for love, like everyone else does
I know I'll keep searching, even after today
So there it is girl, I've said it all now
And here we are babe, what do you say?
We've got tonight, who needs tomorrow?
We've got tonight babe
Why don't you stay?

I know it's late, I know you're weary
I know your plans don't include me
Still here we are, both of us lonely
Both of us lonely

We've got tonight, who needs tomorrow?
Let's make it last, let's find a way
Turn out the lights, come take my hand
We've got tonight babe
Why don't you stay?
Oh oh oh why don't you stay?


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"We've Got Tonight" as written by Bob Seger

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  • +2
    General CommentThe best sexual proposition ever set to music.
    DJacques75on May 25, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. :) To me, it means that there's a guy and girl in this "Now or Never" sort of situation. They've had feelings for each other, but never acted upon them. Now, one of them is going away. The guy(narrator) knows that it's too late, but he wants to just do something about it, so he suggests just being together for the night, and just having the ONE night to themselves. But taht's just my opinion
    TasChiBandGirlon October 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti serenade people with this song. bob you rock my socks
    jedibiatchon May 01, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is almost a perfect description of a night I spent with a very close female friend of mine. We had been friends for about 5 years, kind of always liked each other but never went beyond friendship. She was going to be leaving for college in less than a week and I knew this would be the last time I would see her before she left and potentionally the last time I would see her for a long time (turned out to be over 10 years). We stayed up all night and watched the sunrise in the morning, and yes, it became a one night stand so to speak. Over 15 years later and I still think of her every time I hear this song.
    Kerouac2002on February 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely the sweetest way to sing about a one-night stand.

    I read somewhere that he got the idea for this song from the scene in the movie "The Sting" where Robert Redford hooks up with this lady for one night. He knocks on her door and says it's 2AM (maybe 4AM, I don't remember) and I don't know nobody. Good scene from a good movie and an awesome song.

    This song could also be about friends crossing the line. If you find yourself in that situation, I'd also recommend listening to Dave Matthews Band's "Say Goodbye"
    shakermakeron January 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis isn't about a 1-night stand. It's about the end of a relationship. The narrator simply wants one last night with the lady he still cares for
    jim19617on September 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjim19617, you're WRONG!
    This is a song about a one night stand. If you actually know anything about seger's music, you would know that he said this plenty of times in interviews. Shakemaker, you're right about the idea from the movie too!
    rdubois85on January 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone night stand, definately

    or maybe even one night stand involving two lonely people, two lonely people who desparately want to make sweet sweetlove to one another
    :-P
    no, but seriously, i don't think it's just lip service
    mandmguesson August 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRonan Keating and Lulu murdered it.
    ihaveapenon October 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this tune. Now this one really grows on you. Just soft and slow and I just love the line 'We've got tonight, who needs tomorrow?'.
    floydloveon October 18, 2007   Link

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