Smashing Pumpkins: Tonight, Tonight Meaning
Tonight, Tonight Lyrics
you can never ever leave without leaving a piece of youth
and our lives are forever changed
we will never be the same
the more you change the less you feel
believe believe in me believe
that life can change...
"Time is never time at all, you can never ever leave without leaving a piece of youth" -This means that a boy met a girl and time stood still when she was around and he fell in love and never stopped loving her. "And our lives are forever changed, we will never be the same" -She changed his life by loving him, but now she's gone and he thinks about her still. He thinks about what could be different in life if she didn't leave and hurt him. "The more you change the less you feel" -She left him and moved on and he thinks that her moving on and changing as her love grows with someone else will only desensitize her feelings for him. "Believe, believe in me, believe" - I loved you once and still do, come back and put your love in me again, I am the best for you as you are me. "Our lives are changed, you are not stuck in vein" -When you left it hurt so bad, but you will never second in my life. "Were not the same were different tonight, so bright, tonight" -We have drifted apart and have experienced different things, but tonight I feel you close to me. "And you know you're never sure, but you're sure you could be right if you held yourself up to the light" -She knows her feelings for him are still there but she can't leave the life she has started without him. "And the embers never fade in the city by the lake, the place where you were born" -Their love and fire for each other has not been extinguished just yet. He showed her how to be free and love when they were younger, in the original place they met, where his heart still is. "Believe in the resolute urgency of now and do you believe there is not a chance tonight" -For him it's all or nothing, he can't go on like this, feeling love and pain all at once from her, it's his moment of truth this night. "We'll crucify the insincere tonight" -Anybody who stands in our way and judges us will answer to us, together. "We'll make things right we'll feel it all tonight" -We'll be together and feel again what we once felt, great and in love. "We'll find a way to offer up the night" -We'll give our love to each other and offer up our bodies for this one moment in life. "The indescribable moments of your life tonight" They have found true love and no words can tell you what that is like. "The impossible is possible tonight" -Finding your one true love is one in a million, but they found it. "Believe in me as I believe in you tonight" -If you put your faith in me as I have you, then nothing can ever touch our love, we will be perfect.
I think it has a lot to do with taking every moment as it's own entity. "Time is never time at all" "were not the same were different tonight." I think it's saying every moment is new and different and in every moment we are different, so make this moment, tonight, something worth living. Take a chance tonight.
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