Feb 012009
 

From WE’VE GOT TONIGHT (single)
Written by Bob Seger

“We’ve Got Tonight” is a sweet love ballad, originally written and performed by American rocker Bob Seger for his 1978 album “Stranger In Town.” That song became a hit and was eventually covered in 1983, with even bigger success, by country superstar Kenny Rogers in a duet with UK pop newcomer Sheena Easton.

This new rendition had David Foster at the helm. With this song as well as Chicago’s “Hard To Say I’m Sorry,” the Canadian music-maker shaped up the adult contemporary sounds of the eighties. His refined, keyboards based arrangements with guitars, lush orchestra and top notch vocals created ear candy atmospheres that brought Foster enormous success and were often imitated during that decade. “We’ve Got Tonight” went to #1 on the country charts, #6 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and #2 Adult Contemporary. The worldwide triumph of “We’ve Got Tonight” perfected Rogers’ transition to global pop star and boosted Easton’s blooming career. The following years, Foster kept collaborating with Rogers on more hits like “What About Me?” and “Crazy.” He also produced Easton again in the nineties for a couple of her projects.


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Lead Vocals: Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton
Keyboards: David Foster
Bass: Nathan East
Drums: Michael Baird
Guitar: Marty Walsh

Arranged by David Foster
Strings Arrangement: Jeremy Lubbock
Produced by David Foster & Kenny Rogers


Lyrics

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
LONGING FOR SHELTER FROM ALL THAT WE SEE

WHY SHOULD WE WORRY, NO ONE WILL CARE, GIRL
LOOK AT THE STARS NOW SO FAR AWAY

WE’VE GOT TONIGHT
WHO NEEDS TOMORROW?
WE’VE GOT TONIGHT BABY
WHY DON’T YOU STAY?

DEEP IN MY SOUL, I’VE BEEN SO LONELY
ALL OF MY HOPES, FADING AWAY
I’VE LONGED FOR LOVE, LIKE EVERYONE ELSE DOES
I KNOW I’LL KEEP SEARCHING, AFTER TODAY

SO THAT THERE IT IS GIRL
WE’VE GOT IT ALL NOW
AND HERE WE ARE BABY
WHAT DO YOU SAY?

WE’VE GOT TONIGHT
WHO NEEDS TOMORROW?
WE’VE GOT TONIGHT BABY
WHY DON’T “WE” STAY?

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
BOTH OF US LONELY

WE’VE GOT TONIGHT
WHO NEEDS TOMORROW?
LET’S MAKE IT LAST
LET’S FIND A WAY
TURN OUT THE LIGHT
OH, OH, COME TAKE MY HAND NOW

WE’VE GOT TONIGHT BABY
WHY DON’T YOU STAY?
WE’VE GOT TONIGHT BABY
WHY DON’T YOU STAY?