I know (I know)
You belong to somebody new
But Tonight you belong to me
Although (Although)
We're apart, your part of my heart
And tonight you belong to me

Way down by the stream
How sweet it will seem
Once more just to dream
In the moonlight

My honey I know
With the dawn
That you will be gone
But tonight you belong to me
Way down way down along the stream
How very very sweet it will seem
Once more just to dream in the silvery moonlight

My honey I know
With the dawn, that you will be gone
But tonight you belong to me
Just to little old me

Lyrics submitted by MonkeySpine

"Tonight You Belong to Me" as written by Lee David Billy Rose

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +2
    My InterpretationI think this song's about a woman who is in love with someone else's man. I think she's mostly fantasizing about being with the guy; I don't think she's made attempts to start an affair with him. They seem to only be together in her dreams (from "tonight you belong to me" to "I know with the dawn that you will be gone". It's like he's her lover in her dreams at night, but in real life he's with someone else.
    v8pluveron January 01, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's basically a defense of the human race's sexuality almost in a sense. The singer is talking to somebody who's already with someone else, but for that night, they're one. This is the representation of what seems to be cheating. But while people associate cheating with being spiteful and trying to hurt the other, it's really just something uncontrollable. This is a very pleasant moment that the two characters of the song are sharing. It's cheating, but it's not meant to hurt anyone. It just sort of happened. People are people. They get horny. There isn't much control over the reptilian brain. Anyone agree?
    bleucobalton July 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI never thought about realism in this song. and I still can't see a realistic (negative) background for this song. It's about a person you have lost and you lvoe. You still dream about her/him, but when you wake up you immediately return to reality and she/he is gone. But as long as you sleep, you can say "tonight you'll belong to me" (until yo uwake up). Sweet dreams, though
    KisstheRain1980on September 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's a sad, but simple love song about a girl pining after a guy she dreams of being with. She likes him, but can't actually act on those feelings in real life because he's with someone else.
    v8pluveron January 01, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIve never heard of this band or the song before but i got directed here by accident but i like the lyrics and it kinda relates to me
    betrayed.hopeon September 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdunno why but i love this song.
    i sing it in the shower.
    kingdomson June 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor some reason, I’ve always thought this song was about a mother sending her little one off to adoption just a weird opinion I've had for years.
    トニon August 11, 2019   Link
  • -1
    General CommentSogn of Ebay Commercial in Germany right now. Like it, even when it's from 1956 kids singing......11 and 14 yr old girls... ;)
    KisstheRain1980on March 28, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentHeard this song on American Horror Story, definitely gave it a creepy vibe.
    y0urlastchanceon December 29, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General Commentit’s a slavery song thank me later
    dontask...on October 07, 2018   Link

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