Tonight We Love
Freddy Martin Lyrics


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Tonight we love while the moon
Beams down in dream light tonight
We touch the stars
Love is ours
Night winds that sigh
Embrace the sky
Tonight we love in the glow
That glows so softly I know
This wasn't meant to borrow but tomorrow
Will it be gone




Or will it always live on
Tonight we love

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Freddy Martin & His Orchestra's song Tonight We Love speak about love, passion and the uncertainties that come with them. The singer talks about how the moonlight creates a dream-like atmosphere that allows lovers to come closer and touch the stars. The night winds seem to be sighing as if they were also in awe of the love that is being shared. The singer then ponders over the uncertainty of this love. Despite the beauty and passion of the moment, he wonders whether it will be gone by tomorrow or whether it will always live on.


The lyrics of the song paint a picture of a perfect moment of love and passion, yet there is an underlying sense of insecurity and fear of the future. This is a common theme in love songs, as love can be fleeting and uncertain. The use of nature and celestial imagery in the lyrics adds to the dreamy and romantic atmosphere of the song.


Overall, Tonight We Love is a beautiful and emotional song that captures the essence of love, passion and uncertainty.


Line by Line Meaning

Tonight we love while the moon
This evening is dedicated to our affection while the moon is in the sky


Beams down in dream light tonight
The moon is radiating a soft and surreal light


We touch the stars
Our love takes us to new heights and greater possibilities


Love is ours
We have each other to hold and cherish in love


Night winds that sigh
The gentle winds of the night express their approval of our love


Embrace the sky
Our love encompasses everything and fills the heavens above


Tonight we love in the glow
This evening we experience the warmth and radiance of love


That glows so softly I know
Love radiates a soft and comforting glow


This wasn't meant to borrow but tomorrow
Our love tonight is not a fleeting moment, but a genuine expression


Will it be gone
The concern arises, will our love fade away?


Or will it always live on
Perhaps our love will endure and continue to thrive


Tonight we love
This is a special night where our love shines and is celebrated




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Bobby Worth, Ray Austin, Freddy Martin

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Comments from YouTube:

Bill Herald

Freddy Martin certainly had one of the top orchestras in the Big Band era, and this song (with Jack Fina on the piano) was among his best. And I believe it wound up being Freddy's theme song.

Miki Rasclart

I'm a 19 and from Ireland I just found my grandmothers journal from 1943 from when she lived in Boston as a 13 year old, this song was mentioned as she was at a concert and she said she liked it

Evelyn Bàrksdale

Love this song
Love it

tk yaheya

Fantastic! Played beautifully with perfect musical arrangements. Great.

wes hill

I remember this music as a kid growing up in the 1940's...I was only 3 years old in 1941 but I had 3 older, teenage siblings who played all the great music of those times. I seem to recall a vocal version by Martin in the early 1950's...what beautiful memories it conjures up! Thanks Tom for sharing...

mntncougar

Beautiful song and a great job by Freddy Martin. Actually, he had several different arrangements of it, but this is one of the best. Wonder what Tchaikovsky would have thought, especially since he never heard a saxophone.

David Nowicki

Of course Tchaikovsky did hear the saxophone. The saxophone was patented in 1846 by Adolphe Sax when Tchaikovsky was six years old. Mussorgsky and other Russian composers incorporated the sax in their works. Bizet, of whom Tchaikovski was a proponent, used the saxophone extensively.

Judy Handschug

Boy, does that bring back memories of Mom and Dad dancing in the living room, when I was growing up. :)

what's that?

A most beautiful piece of music!

David Boyd

I love this song. Found it on a 78. Played it on mom’s victrola

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