#SongLyricSunday | It Ends Tonight – All American Rejects

Make sure to stop by Jim’s blog, A Unique Title For Me, to check out all of the song choices for today!

This week’s theme is: Did | Didn’t | Do | Don’t | Does | Doesn’t

I’m picking an old hit from the All American Rejects today that still pops up in my library every now and again. I love the piano intro and never get tired of that part. Now for the fun Wikipedia facts:

“It Ends Tonight” was released in 2006 and was the last single off AAR’s second studio album, Move Along. It hit #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving the band their first top ten hit in the U.S. and Australia until they released “Gives You Hell” two years later.

The video was filmed in Nevada on the Moapa Indian Reservation. Despite being a pop ballad, it’s rather celebratory in nature, using an impromptu fireworks show and concert in the desert to emphasize the freedom and lightness brought to the narrator by ending a bad relationship.

It’s just one of those songs that I can listen to every once in awhile over the years and still like it the same as I did when it first came out. Enjoy!

Your subtleties
They strangle me
I can’t explain myself at all
And all the wants
And all the needs
All I don’t want to need at all

The walls start breathing
My mind’s un-weaving
Maybe it’s best you leave me alone
A weight is lifted
On this evening
I give the final blow

When darkness turns to light
It ends tonight
It ends tonight

A falling star
Least I fall alone
I can’t explain what you can’t explain
Your finding things that you didn’t know
I look at you with such disdain

The walls start breathing
My mind’s un-weaving
Maybe it’s best you leave me alone
A weight is lifted
On this evening
I give the final blow

When darkness turns to light
It ends tonight
It ends tonight
Just a little insight won’t make this right
It’s too late to fight
It ends tonight
It ends tonight

Now I’m on my own side
It’s better than being on your side
It’s my fault when you’re blind
It’s better that I see it through your eyes

All these thoughts locked inside
Now you’re the first to know

When darkness turns to light
It ends tonight
It ends tonight
Just a little insight won’t make this right
It’s too late to fight
It ends tonight
It ends

When darkness turns to light
It ends tonight
It ends tonight
Just a little insight won’t make this right
It’s too late to fight
It ends tonight

It ends tonight, tonight, insight

When darkness turns to light
It ends tonight

Songwriters: Nick Wheeler / Tyson Ritter โ€ข It Ends Tonight lyrics ยฉ Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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13 thoughts on “#SongLyricSunday | It Ends Tonight – All American Rejects

    • Thanks, I’m glad you liked it. I can definitely see how having to treat burns would turn you off of fireworks, I’m sure there are many medical and firefighting professionals who have that outlook. My family has always been very strict about proper lighting procedures, so we never had any major burn incidents growing up. But now that I’m grown, I’d much rather just watch them from a safe distance lol.

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