Not Tonight

Story Behind The Song

Just true stuff happening here.

Song Description

Woman has put up with man being gone a lot for a long time and is about ready to push the topic with him. Yet she hesitates since he's coming home tonight, and she wants it to be a great night for them both. She knows it's a factor of life just being ha

Song Length 3:21 Genre Pop - Alternative, Country - Rock
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Restless, Welcoming Subject Long, Making Up
Similar Artists Melissa Etheridge, The Judds Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Verse 1:
Tonight I won't be staying home alone
I won't spend lonely hours on the phone
Won't leave a note for neighbors where I've gone
Won't need to leave an outside light turned on
(BGVs: "What's he waiting for? When's he gonna walk back through your door?")

Verse 2:
I won't stare out the window at the stars
I won't be sad and wonder where you are
Tonight I'll make some magic of my own because
Tonight you're coming home sweet home

Chorus:
And I'll forget those might-have-beens and used-to-bes
'Cause there'll be no more miles between you and me
And there'll be no pretending everything's alright
Some other time I might, but not tonight

Verse 3:
I won't need to think of all those sad love songs
(bgvs: "Don't you remember how long he is always gone?")
I won't think about my rights and all your wrongs
(bgvs: "He needs to be with you at home where he belongs")
I won't mope around and nurse my slighted heart
(bgvs:"He made a promise to do his part")
Because tonight's the night to start forgettin' about

Chorus:
All those might-have-beens and used-to-bes
'Cause there'll be no more miles between you and me
And there'll be no pretending everything's alright
Some other time I might, but not tonight

Bridge:
When I've been waiting so long to be with you
I've been fighting the doubts that scorn this love so true
Yeah, I've got expectations so unmet
Yet sometimes it's best to just forget about

Chorus:
All those might-have-beens and used-to-bes
'Cause there'll be no more miles between you and me
And there'll be no pretending everything's alright
Some other time I might
Some other time I might
Some other time I might
But not tonight

(Baby, come on home to me
I'm waiting here, can't you see?
Oh, there you are, gettin' outta your car
Tell me, where have you been?
C'mon, I wil let you in...)

Lyrics Jane Brock Music Jane Brock
Producer Jane Brock and Fett Publisher none
Performance Jane Brock, lead vocals, bgvs, keys, loop; Dan Walzer, drums; Josh Carre, bass, Dave Isaacs, guitars Label none
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