Take Back The Night - Justin Timberlake



The Experience:
Nobody cares who we are tomorrow. Justin just wants a party right now. He doesn't even want to know when the sun is rising next. Daytime's when Justin's fun ends - so he only wants to Take back the night. 

Music Video:
Justin makes Chinatown come alive with dancing. He does the same with a NY disco and a live performance (choreography jumping back and forth between them). 

My Take:
Forgetting yesterday's stress is something we all need to do. Forgetting who we are tomorrow is a different thing altogether. Some songs say love is forever, love has a future. Take back the night just wants the present: Give your body some direction, That's my aim. What will preserve that kind of love tomorrow? Does Tonight's the night, come on surrender mean anything more than a one night stand? 
With that kind of message, it's easy to see why the "Take Back The Night" Foundation (an anti-rape organization) obviously didn't like the title to this song. 

Ask Yourself:
Do I want to forget tomorrow (and its consequences)? Is love only feeling hot at a disco - or is it meant to go on into eternity?

LYRICS:

Yeah, uh, feels good, don't it?
Listen, uh

Yeah, this was your city
You did it all and more, broke every law except for one, babe
Attraction, are you ready
I know you feel it
Pull you nearer 'til you feel it again, oh

I wanna do something right
But we can do something better
Ain't no time like tonight
And we ain't trying to save it 'til later
Stay out here living the life
Nobody cares who we are tomorrow
You got that lil' something I like
A little something I've been wanting to borrow
Tonight the night's, come on surrender
I won't lead your love astray, astray, yeah
Your love's a weapon
Give your body some direction
That's my aim
Then, we could

Take back the night
Come on, use me up until there's nothing left
Take back the night
Dizzy, spinning, sweating, you can't catch your breath
Take back the night
Ooh, don't know when the sun is rising next
Take back the night
So if the feeling's right, raise your glass and let's

Take back the night, take back the night
They gon' try to shut us down, I'll be damned if we gon' let them
Take back the night, take back the night
You know you gon' mess around and find out there ain't no one better
Take back the night, oh
Yeah

Rare, there's not too many
No one but you and crowded rooms, we can do anything (yeah)
Attraction can drive you crazy
The way you move, you go crazy, that's incentive for me

I wanna do something right
But we can do something better
Ain't no time like tonight
And we ain't trying to save it 'til later
Stay out here living the life
Nobody cares who we are tomorrow
You got that lil' something I like
A little something I've been wanting to borrow
Tonight the night's, come on surrender
I won't lead your love astray, astray, yeah
Your love's a weapon
Give your body some direction
That's my aim
Then, we could

Take back the night
Come on, use me up until there's nothing left
Take back the night
Dizzy, spinning, sweating, you can't catch your breath
Take back the night
Ooh, don't know when the sun is rising next
Take back the night
So if the feeling's right, raise your glass and let's

Take back the night, take back the night
They gon' try to shut us down, I'll be damned if we gon' let them
Take back the night, take back the night
You know you gon' mess around and find out there ain't no one better

And the horns say, alright
And the horns say, alright
Uh, ooh, and the horns say, alright
And the horns say
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Take it over
Yeah, yeah

Y'all ready to have a good time out there, ladies and gentlemen?
Take back the night, take back the night...

Take back the night
Come on, use me up until there's nothing left
Take back the night
Dizzy, spinning, sweating, you can't catch your breath
Take back the night
Ooh, don't know when the sun is rising next
Take back the night
So if the feeling's right, raise your glass and let's
Take back the night


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