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"Tonight Quintet" is a song that is featured in the 2021 live-action feature film, West Side Story. In the song, María (Rachel Zegler) and Anita (Ariana DeBose)'s hopeful and romantic "tonights" are contrasted with the violent tone of both the Jets and Sharks.

Lyrics

Jets:
The Jets are gonna have their day tonight!
The Jets are gonna have their way tonight!

Riff:
The Puerto Ricans grumble,
Fair fight!
But if they start a rumble,
We'll rumble 'em right!

Sharks:
We're gonna hand 'em a surprise tonight
We're gonna cut 'em down to size tonight

We said OK no rumpus, no tricks
But just in case they jump us
We're ready to mix

Bernardo:
Tonight!

Jets:
We're gonna rock it tonight,
We're gonna jazz it up
And have us a ball!

Sharks:
They're gonna get it tonight,
The more they turn it on,
The harder they'll fall!

Jets:
Well, they began it!

Sharks:
Well, they began it!

Sharks and Jets:
And we're the ones to stop 'em
Once and for all!

Riff:
Tonight!

Anita:
Anita's gonna get her kicks tonight
We'll have our private little mix tonight

He'll walk in hot and tired,
So what?
Don't matter if he's tired,
As long as he's hot

Tonight!

Tony:
Tonight, tonight
Won't be just any night
Tonight there will be
No morning star

Tonight, tonight
I'll see my love tonight
And for us, stars will stop
Where they are

María:
Today, the minutes seem like hours,
The hours go so slowly
And still, the sky is light

Tony and María:
Oh moon, grow bright
And make this endless day
Endless night!

Riff:
The Jets are comin' out on top tonight!
We're gonna watch Bernardo drop tonight!

That Puerto Rican punk'll go down!
And when he's hollered uncle,
We'll tear up the town!

María:
Tonight, tonight,
Won't be just any night

Ice:
We'll be in back of you boy!

Riff:
Right!

Ice:
We're gonna flatten him good!

Riff:
Right!

María:
Tonight there will be no morning star

Riff:
Womb to tomb?

Ice:
Sperm to worm

Riff:
And then we'll have us a ball!
Tonight!

María:
Tonight

Sharks:
We're gonna rock it tonight!

María:
Tonight

Anita:
Tonight

Sharks:
We're gonna jazz it tonight!

María:
I'll see my love tonight

Anita:
Tonight

María:
And for us, stars will stop
Where they are

Anita:
Late tonight

Sharks:
They're gonna get it tonight!

Anita:
We're gonna mix it tonight

Jets:
Tonight!

María and Tony:
Today, the minutes seem like hours -

Anita:
Anita's gonna have her day -

Sharks:
They began it!

Sharks and Jets:
They began it!

María and Tony:
The hours go so slowly -

Anita:
Anita's gonna have her day -

Sharks:
They began it!

Jets:
And we're the ones to stop 'em
Once and for all

Sharks:
We'll stop 'em once and for all!

María and Tony:
And still the sky is light

Anita:
Bernardo's gonna have his way tonight!

Jets:
We'll stop 'em once and for all!
The Jets are gonna have their way!
The Jets are gonna have their day!

Sharks:
The Sharks are gonna have their way!
The Sharks are gonna have their day!

María and Tony:
Oh moon, grow bright
And make this endless day
Endless night!

Anita:
Tonight, this very night!

Sharks and Jets:
We're gonna rock it tonight!

All:
Tonight!


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Media
West Side Story (soundtrack/video) • West Side Story: The Making of the Steven Spielberg Film
Characters
María VasquezTonyAnitaBernardo VasquezRiffChinoAnybodysValentina
Locations
New York CityNew YorkManhattanSan Juan HillDoc's Drugstore
Songs
La BorinqueñaJet SongSomething's ComingMaríaTonightAmericaGee, Officer KrupkeOne Hand, One HeartCoolTonight QuintetI Feel PrettySomewhereA Boy Like ThatAnother Day in America
See also
JetsSharks
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