Go on and close the curtains
'Cause all we need is candlelight
You and me, and a bottle of wine
Gonna hold you tonight, uh, yeah

Well, we know I'm going away
And how I wish, I wish it weren't so
So take this wine and drink with me
Let's delay our misery

Save tonight
And fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow
Tomorrow I'll be gone
Save tonight
And fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow
Tomorrow I'll be gone

There's a log on the fire
And it burns like me for you
Tomorrow comes with one desire
To take me away, oh, it's true

It ain't easy to say goodbye
Darlin', please, don't start to cry
'Cause, girl, you know I've got to go, oh
And, Lord, I wish it wasn't so

Save tonight
And fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow
Tomorrow I'll be gone
Save tonight
And fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow
Tomorrow I'll be gone

Tomorrow comes to take me away
I wish that I, that I could stay
But, girl, you know I've got to go, oh
And, Lord, I wish it wasn't so

Save tonight
And fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow
Tomorrow I'll be gone
Save tonight
And fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow
Tomorrow I'll be gone

Save tonight
And fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow
Tomorrow I'll be gone
Save tonight
And fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow
Tomorrow I'll be gone

Tomorrow I'll be gone
Tomorrow I'll be gone
Tomorrow I'll be gone
Tomorrow I'll be gone

Save tonight
Save tonight
Save tonight
Save tonight
Oh, that's right
Save tonight
Save tonight


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Save Tonight Lyrics as written by Eagle-Eye Lanoo Cherry

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  • +4
    General Comment

    This reminds me of an imminent situation I faced when I was selecting a college (I'm 18). I realized that I would have to say goodbye to my girlfriend (who I had a very nice relationship with, and would have liked to stay with). I would have liked to stay in that niche I found for a longer time, but the time had come to leave, and I couldn't forego my long-term plans to stay with this girl. So I listened to this song and it sorta prepped me for my impending situation. It's a sad song but it's also a great one.

    By the way, I ended up staying close by for school (for reasons other than my girlfriend) and we stayed together. I still love this song though.

    suckmykisson May 26, 2004   Link
  • +2
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    Yeah, don't think this has anything to do with Christ, but hey interpret it how you want. I remember hearing that this song was inspired by Leaving on a Jet Plane, a song similar in theme and also really memorable.

    uhhuhon April 30, 2004   Link
  • +2
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    This song is so meaningful for me right now. This guy I have been dating keeps having to leave for school, so when he does, we leave it at that, but once he comes back, we spend as much time together as we can, and our last night is always really difficult, we just lay there in eachothers arms, wishing we could slow down time.

    I have two more days left as of now, this time.

    chickeybeanson January 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Who cares if this song is pop. Its so awesome, this guy kicksass

    JackSmirkingRevengeon May 12, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    i just need to make one comment - good for you being religious, it's a free country and you can interpret music anyway you want but every song IS NOT ABOUT GOD OR CHRIST that's what we have Christian Music for.

    I just want you people to know that

    As for my own personal interp (which will not include a guest appearence by jesus christ) i see it as people in a relationship and one has to leave (kind of like a military thing, but i'm getting rather tired of seeing THAT all over the place too) and they're spending one last night together before the other has to leave.

    Desaparecidaon April 10, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    The Jesus and military interpretations are highly unlikely given the fact that Eagle Eye Cherry is Swedish, and Sweden is both very secular and anti-war. But hey, there are variations within cultures, so you never know...

    The lyrics are pretty literal, methinks. About a dude who has to leave, and his girl who has to stay.

    fearnotofmanon April 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I'm really sad to see how you Americans try to fit in a grotesque cliché, seeing religion and war in love song from Sweden, a country that hates the Church and the army. I've read all the comments and almost every one of them is about Jesus or a soldier, it seems you can't separate the notion of love (which is supposed to be the supreme form of beauty) from the religion and your nation and it freaks me out.

    It tells a lot more about you than the song. It makes me think to this guy in the movie “the number 23” that sees this number everywhere.

    In point of view, it's just a tragic separation between two lovers (by the way, it could be two men or two women), whatever the cause.

    GillesDeRaion May 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    this song can be interpreted in many ways..but the real story behind this song is, as my social studies teacher told me that it is a military thing. it is about the world war. during the world war, adolf hitler persecute them(jews).. they are like saying that they are going to fight for their rights, they are going to leave their families and loved ones to join in the war, they do not know what would happen to them if they still continue to fight but it is worth it because in that way they could protect their families from danger,it is not easy though but they had to do it.

    you could also interpret it as a religious thing.. it shows how much the Lord loves us that He has given Jesus Christ His only begotten son for us to be saved from our sins..

    I really like this song...Ü

    jelly07on July 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    how the hell can nobody have commented on this song?!! its great just about someone whu has to leave and doesnt want to and he haas a nice voice and nice lyrics

    AYUL1234on May 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this song is really great. it's about knowing that a real relationship cannot work out, but deciding that having one good night is better than nothing. it's about losing yourself in someone for a short time.

    catherinekson May 28, 2002   Link

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