Daily Archives: April 30, 2012

Radio VII, side B, track 7: “This Could Be The Night” by Loverboy

Oh, Loverboy, how I wanted a night to be the night.  I didn’t know exactly what was going to happen on that night, but from every song and movie and TV show I’d ever consumed, it was pretty clear that “that night” was going to be pretty amazing for me and whatever lucky lady got to spend it with me.  And this song was the epitome of everything I imagined that night would be, this slow burn of passion and emotion.

I’m just gonna say this, Loverboy, on behalf of most guys in the world:  let’s tone it down a bit, all right?  I mean, let’s give the ladies some realistic expectations, you know what I’m saying?  I mean, building up “that night” as being the night to end all nights and telling her we’re gonna make it last forever. . .well, I’m just sayin’ that’s a lot of pressure to put on a guy, y’know?  Especially guys where this is not just their first night with one particular girl in a history of particular girls, but their first girl ever.  Stuff happens.  Sometimes kind of embarrassing stuff.  And hopefully you’re with someone who gets that, but even so, it’s kind of embarrassing if you’re laying next to each other and it’s kind of awkward and then I hear you guys singing “We’ll make it last forever”.  I mean, don’t rub it in, you know?

However, I did not know many things then that I know now, so I just sat there in my room, listening to this song with a sense of wonder and anticipation for the most amazing night that would ever happen on Earth.  Thanks a lot, Loverboy.

“This Could Be The Night”

Ask any girl
In this lonely world
Ask any girl
She’ll say
Make it last forever

I’m holdin’ out my hand
I finally understand
So turn out the lights
Oh yeah
We’ll make it last forever

I’ve been down the streets of desire
Sometimes I was so uninspired
You found what was locked up inside
Of me
Oh, whoa!

This could be the night
The night to remember
We’ll make it last forever
This could be the night
Oh, to end all nights

I’ve always been the one
Lovin’ on the run
That’s when you come undone
Oh, girl
Why do you wait for me?

Out on the borderline
Between the hurtin’ lies
And the true emotions
That make it last forever

This could be the night
The night to remember
We’ll make it last forever
This could be the night
Oh, to end all nights

<awesome guitar solo>

I’ve been down the streets of desire
Sometimes I was so uninspired
You found what was locked up inside
Of me
Oh, whoa!

This could be the night
The night to remember
We’ll make it last forever
This could be the night
Oh, to end all nights

This could be the night
The night to remember
We’ll make it last forever
This could be the night
Oh, to end all nights

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