It's a beautiful night and I'm opened up
The look in your eyes says so much
Nothing can touch us out here
Don't know where we are but I know I see
A beautiful girl walking next to me
I need to hold you, my dear

Let's just take tonight, tonight slow
'Cause I want to see where this, where this goes
I need you

I'd give you today but its not mine yet
I'll ask you to stay here with me till then
I think I'm falling for you
(Falling for you, I need you)
I just want to look in your eyes and see
All that you have looking back at me
I think tonight, I love you
(I love you)

Tell me the chance hasn't passed us by
'Cause baby, the stars have never shined so bright
Nothing can stop us out here

Lets just take tonight, tonight slow
I want to see where this, where this goes
I need you

Id give you today but its not mine yet
I'll ask you to stay here with me till then
I think I'm falling for you
(Falling for you, I need you)
I just want to look in your eyes and see
All that you have looking back at me
I think tonight, I love you
(I love you) I love you

I'd give you today but its not mine yet
I love you

I'd give you today but its not mine yet
I'll ask you to stay here with me till then
I think I'm falling for you
(Falling for you)
I just want to look in your eyes and see
All that you have looking back at me
I think tonight, I love you
(I love you) I love you

Just breathe in, you'll be fine
I'm right here by your side
(I love you)
Just breathe in, you'll be fine
(I love you)

I'd give you today but its not mine yet
I'll ask you to stay here with me till then
I think tonight, I love you


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Tonight, I Love You Lyrics as written by Y, JACOB WILLIAM HOGGARD, THOMAS WALTER MACDONALD

Lyrics © Red Brick Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    so, this song pretty much sums up my situation.

    this song is life. <3

    youbrokemyxhearton December 13, 2008   Link
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    "I'd give you today but it's not mine yet I'll ask you to stay here with me 'till then I think I'm falling for you (falling for you) I just want to look in your eyes and see All that you have looking back at me I think tonight, I love you (I love you) I love you

    Let's just take tonight, tonight slow I want to see where this, where this goes I need you"

    love this, :)<3

    -ex-oh-ex-on April 15, 2009   Link
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    I've been trying to figure out the significance is of "I'd give you today but it's not mine yet"....any thoughts anyone?

    I absolutely love this song! :)

    nicoletton June 08, 2009   Link
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    "I'd give you the day but it's not mine yet"
    I think it is saying that I really am trying to make this work. This quote to me is basically a promise. This guy seems like someone who has been hurt to many times in the past, and not just by girlfriends, but by people in general. And the whole time the girl is trying to show him how much he cares because she loves him and he's saying "I think tonight, I love you." Tonight I can finally see what I feel for you and what you feel for me.

    GOd I love this song. I here and I get butterflies

    Constance1Daneon July 26, 2010   Link
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    So i definitely heard this song on Degrassi and that's why i love it and ir anyone watches the show check out the episode called umbrella. pay attention to clare and eli. then you will get it. but it also sounds a bit obsessive kind of like me

    mathenyon May 27, 2011   Link

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