Let's Go Out Tonight
(Paul Buchanan)
Originally recorded by: The Blue Nile


Where the cars go by
All the day and night
Why don't you say
What's so wrong tonight
Pray for me
Praying for the light
Baby, Baby, let's go out tonight
Where the lights all shine
Like I knew they would
Be mine all mine
Baby I'll be good
Pray for me
Praying for the light
Baby, Baby, let's go out tonight
I know a place
Where everything's alright, alright
Let's go out tonight
Where the cars go by
All the day and night
Why don't you say
What's so wrong tonight
I pray for love
Coming out alright, yeah
Baby, Baby, let's go out tonight, yeah
Baby, Baby, Baby, let's go out tonight
Tonight, tonight, yeah, tonight
Let's go out tonight

(total playing time 5:27)


Song Facts: This can be found on The Day After Yesterday.†

 
 

According to US

This is one of my favorites on this CD. The huskiness and roughness of Rick's voice is so alluring and captivating....WOW!! I just love the way that he says (or sings rather) "where the cars go by-all the day and night" . This phrase is just so tender and intense at the same time. I want to just light some candles around a fireplace and slip into something more comfortable...LOL

I have never heard the original, which I think makes my thoughts about it more uncorrupted, because I have nothing to compare it to. The piano and the sax give it such a sweet, yet urgently sexy feel that I think the original probably would not compare to. But that's just my opinion. I truly believe, although I love the song, that it doesn't "sound" like a song Rick Springfield would sing, or even write, but I can see why he likes it. I do, too. I don't particularly like every song on this CD, but I have to give this one two thumbs up.  - Amy L


Usually I love the songs that Rick does with *sound effects*. So I was very excited to hear the rain/storm sounds at the beginning of this one. This turned out to be my favorite part of the song, I'm sorry to say.

Rick sounds like he's either ill or has a sore throat. Since that was my first thought upon hearing this one, I can't seem to get that out of my mind. I just want to bring him some chicken soup and tell him that it's probably not a good thing to go out tonight, especially if it's raining. (it's the Mother in me, I can't help it) 

This song so belongs on a late night pillow-talk type of radio show. You know, one of those ones that put you to sleep after about twenty minutes of listening to the easy listening tunes and the gravelly voice of the DJ. My mind starts to wonder at about the line, "where everything's alright" and now I'm ready to skip to the next track. I'm a big fan of Rick's ballads, but there is just something in this one that makes me want to pull my hair out one by one. If I make it to the end line of "Let's....Go....Out...Toniiiggght" it's because I'm asleep and there's probably been a thud of my head in-between Go & Out.

My curiosity getting the best of me, I was just dying to know how the original sounded. Considering I wasn't familiar with it, I'm thinking that my track record with this album should have me liking this song a whole lot more than I do. Would you believe it's even slower? At least I think so....I didn't make it all the way through that one either. :-) - Michelle P.


This is my first review of a song I donít especially care for. I hate to say it, because I know so many people love this songÖ.but I rarely ever play Letís Go Out Tonight (only if the disc is just playing along & it happens to come on). I never know, maybe it will grow on me.

I think my reasons for disliking the song is simply the slowness of the music itself. For some reason it seems to drag on & on to me. As for the wordsÖI like that aspect. The sweetness of it. Itís a beautiful sentiment, how heís inviting her out for the night, and all the baby babyís. I also like the verse, ďI pray for love, coming out alright.Ē Rickís voice is incredible as always (maybe a bit
too husky or something on this oneÖ.I canít really put my finger on it, because I do like his latest thing of singing husky), and he does pull it off quite well. But again, that music! I like the particular instruments in the song such as the sax, the piano, and---is that a keyboard or guitar? I just donít care for the sound of how theyíre put together in this one. For me, Iíd like it better if it were more up tempo. I love slow songs at times, but this one is way too slow for me.

Also, it seemed like an odd one for Rick to cover. But then, I guess his taste can be day & night like mine & so many peoples. I donít remember ever hearing this song originally, so I have nothing to compare it too. Was it this slow then? Maybe thatís why I missed it. In my opinion, it doesnít blend well on this album. For me itís more of an ďoh man, Iíve got to run hit the skip button now.Ē - Kelley Pearson


This has to be one of the most mellow songs. It seems like it's being played a few speeds slower than it should be. And even my love of the sax could not save this one - Jen H.