I Need Her Tonight


words and music by Vic Michener, Ray Ducharme, and Rick Paul

Sittin’ in the back row
Down at the movie show
Neckin’ and pettin’ and carryin’ on
Whisperin’ sweet nothin’s
Kissin’ and a-huggin’
Lost in the magic of learnin’ ’bout love

No hearts ever beat that fast
No passion ever burned so bright
Our love was gonna last forever
Lord, I need her tonight

Cruisin’ in the old car
Can’t go very far
We’re outta money, and gas is runnin’ low
Parkin’ on a back road
Steamin’ up the windows
Body next to body, never gonna let go

No hearts ever beat that fast
No passion ever burned so bright
Our love was gonna last forever
Lord, I need her tonight

Now those carefree days have faded
Passion never burns as bright
What happened to that girl
Lord, I need her tonight

I remember
Swimmin’ at the reservoir
Swearin’ on every star
She’d always love me, and I’d always love her
Takin’ that final step
Losin’ our innocence
Never any doubt, we were both the first

No hearts ever beat that fast
No passion ever burned so bright
Our love was gonna last forever
Lord, I need her tonight