We’ve Got Tonight, The Saddest Love Song Ever

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On occasion, listening to the radio can really enlighten you. When you’re a kid, you hear songs without really listening to them. It’s only when you’re older that you start to actually hear a song, and you realize things.

For example, I now know that “Beat It” and “Thriller” are actually incredibly lame songs that were only made classics because Quincy Jones is a great producer, and Michael Jackson could turn a lyric like “no one wants to be defeated” into something you didn’t sound stupid singing.

Also, I’ve realized Dave Matthews Band’s “Crash Into Me” is was written from the perspective of a guy masturbating in the bushes. Yeah, I don’t want to hear it any more.

Anyway, while many love songs are actually creepy (“Every Breath You Take” should really result in a restraining order), I think I’ve found the least romantic romantic song ever.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you…”We’ve Got Tonight.”

Whether you prefer the original Bob Seger version or the Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton remake, you have to admit that upon analysis, this song is a straight up ode to sex among those without any better options.

“I know it’s late, I know you’re weary
I know your plans don’t include me
Still here we are, both of us lonely”

Love that sentiment. Look, I know it’s late. You’re tired, and you planned to sleep with someone probably a lot better than me tonight. However, that guy didn’t show up, so right now we’re both lonely.

“Why should we worry, no one will care girl
Look at the stars so far away”

Hey, nobody cares. We should have sex. See the stars? I’m distracting you. Ooh! Shiny!

“Deep in my soul, I’ve been so lonely
All of my hopes, fading away
I’ve longed for love, like everyone else does”

Yeah, things suck for me, too. I’ve wanted love, but right now I’d settle for whatever I can get in this bar that hopefully doesn’t involve a social disease.

“I know I’ll keep searching, even after today”

Whether you sleep with me or I wind up in my hotel room watching “Assatar” on pay-per-view porn, it doesn’t really matter. Tommorow we both get back to our regularly scheduled loneliness.

“So there it is girl, I’ve said it all now
And here we are babe, what do you say?”

Well, you sat here and listened to all of that, and nobody else showed up to take you home. I’m looking like a last-chance option right now, so what about it?

“We’ve got tonight, who needs tomorrow?”

Tomorrow we’ll wake up, find our clothes, check ourselves for scrapes and scratches, and go right back to our lives.

“We’ve got tonight babe, why don’t you stay?

For tonight, I mean. Tomorrow morning, you’ve got to get up and get out of here. In the cruel light of day, I’m going to see that you’re only a ten if we’re on a scale of one to eleventy jillion. You’re going to wake up and notice I look like a carny.

— Reid Kerr thinks the most romantic song ever is the Beach Boys “God Only Knows.”

2 Responses to “We’ve Got Tonight, The Saddest Love Song Ever”

  1. Winston Biedrzycki says:
    July 17th, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Michael will remain the best pop singer ever!

  2. gfelicita says:
    July 19th, 2010 at 1:36 am

    it was very interesting to read.
    I want to quote your post in my blog. It can?
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