"Tonight" as written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin....
Do we have to fight again
I just want to go to sleep
Turn out the light
But you want to carry grudges
Nine times out of ten
I see the storm approaching
Long before the rain starts falling

Does it have to be the old thing
It's late, too late
To chase the rainbow that you're after
I'd like to find a compromise
And place it in your hands
My eyes are blind, my ears can't hear
And I cannot find the time

Just let the curtains close in silence
Why not approach with less defiance
The man who'd love to see you smile
Who'd love to see you smile

Lyrics submitted by musicexplorer

"Tonight" as written by John Mellencamp

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commentelton and bernie considered this their 'darkest period' and hence the album title "Blue Moves". Bernie was going through his divorce from his first wife....... the excesses of the 'do no wrong' years had begun to take their toll on elton and taupin and this album reflects that more than any other, lyrically and musically
    toolowon March 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOne of the greatest EJ songs. The melody is wonderful and the lyrics is great. I like this types of songs (ballads) with no happy ending. I feel something special in this time.
    antberon March 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhy nobody talks about the grand orchestral + piano intro?
    CharMarRuleson May 27, 2019   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so simple but yet so moving. It has the most beautiful melody and is in my opinion the best elton song there is. The song is about a relationship that is falling apart, the lines "do we have to fight again" reflects it. It's all about one persons point of view of the way he/she wants his/her lover to compromise and not be so mean. The person can see a big arguement (storm) coming 9 times out of 10. He/ she wants to settle down (turn out the light) but the other still wants to carry grudges.
    This song is a masterpiece and deserved an award.
    musicexploreron October 27, 2004   Link

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