Popular Moon Songs

Lyrics to Popular Moon Songs

Blue Moon

Originally Written by Rodgers and Hart (1934),
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart, music by Richard Rodgers. Remade by many others...
Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley (Sun Records 1954)
and finally this version by the doo-wap group "The Marcels" in 1961.

Listen to Bluemoon (Midi Format)

Blue Moon, you saw me standing alone,
Without a dream in my heart,
Without a love of my own,
Blue moon, you knew just what I was there for,
You heard me saying a prayer for,
Someone I could care for,

And then there suddenly appeared before me,
Someone my arms could really hold,
I heard you whisper "Darling please adore me,"
And when I looked to the moon it had turned to gold,

Blue moon, now I'm no longer alone,
Without a dream in my heart,
Without a love of my own.


And then there suddenly appeared before me
The only one my arms will ever hold
heard somebody whisper please adore me
And when I looked the Moon had turned to gold

Blue moon
Now I'm no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

Blue moon
Now I'm no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own


Blue Moon of Kentucky

by Bill Monroe (1947)

Listen to Bluemoon of Kentucky (Midi Format)

Blue moon of Kentucky keep on shining
Shine on the one that's gone and prove untrue
Blue moon of Kentucky keep on shining
Shine on the one that's gone and left me blue

It was on a moonlight night
The stars were shining bright
When they wispered from on high Your lover said good-bye
Blue moon of Kentucky keep on shining
Shine on the one that's gone and said good-bye


It's Only a Paper Moon

Originally Written by Arlen, Harburg and Rose
Remade by Leon Parker, 1994

Listen to It's Only a Paper Moon (.AU Format)

I never feel a thing is real when I'm away from you
Out of your embrace, the world's a temporary parking place
MMMMM, A bubble for a minute
You smile, the Bubble has a rainbow in it
Say it's only a paper moon sailing over a cardboard sea
But it wouldn't be make believe if you believed in me
Yes it's only a canvass sky hanging over a muslin tree
But it wouldn't be make believe if you believed in me
Without your love, it's a honky-tonk parade
Without your love, it's a melody played in a penny arcade
It's a Barnum and Bailey world, just as phony as it can be
But it wouldn't be make believe if you believed in me


Moon Over Bourbon Street

by "Sting"

Listen to Moon Over Bourbon Street (Midi Format)

There's a moon over bourbon street tonight
I see faces as they pass beneath the pale lamplight
I've no choice but to follow that call
the bright lights, the people, and the moon and all
I pray everyday to be strong
For I know what I do must be wrong
Oh you'll never see my shade or hear the sound of my feet
While there's a moon over bourbon street

She walks everyday throught the streets of New Orleans
She's innocent and young from a family of means
I have stood many times outside her window at night
To struggle with my instinct in the pale moonlight
How could I be this way when I pray to God above
I must love what I destroy and destroy the thing I love
Oh you'll never see my shade or hear the sound of my feet
While Oh you'll never see my shade or hear the sound of my feet
While there's a moon over bourbon street.


Dancin' in the Moonlight

by King Harvest

Listen to Dancing in the Moonlight (Midi Format)

We get it almost every night
and when that moon gets big and bright
it's supernatural delight
everybody was dancin' in the moonlight

Guitar Solo

Everybody here is outta' sight
they don't bark and don't bite
they keep things loose, they keep things alight
everybody was dancin' in the moonlight

Dancin' in the moonlight
everybody feelin' warm, and right
it's such a fine and natural sight
everybody's dancin' in the moonlight

We like our fun and we never fight
you can't dance and stay uptight
it's supernatural delight
everybody was dancin' in the moonlight

Guitar Solo


Moondance

by Van Morrison

Listen to Moon Dance (Midi Format)

Well, it's a marvelous night for a Moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
'Neath the cover of October skies
And all the leaves on the trees are falling
To the sound of the breezes that blow
And I'm trying to please to the calling
Of your heart-strings that play soft and low
And all the night's magic seems to whisper and hush
And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush

CHORUS:
Can I just have one a' more Moondance with you, my love
Can I just make some more romance with a-you, my love

Well, I wanna make love to you tonight
I can't wait 'til the morning has come
And I know that the time is just right
And straight into my arms you will run
And when you come my heart will be waiting
To make sure that you're never alone
There and then all my dreams will come true, dear
There and then I will make you my own
And every time I touch you, you just tremble inside
And I know how much you want me that you can't hide

CHORUS

Repeat 1st Verse

One more Moondance with you in the moonlight
On a magic night
La, la, la, la in the moonlight
On a magic night
Can't I just have one more dance with you my love


Everyone's Gone to The Moon

by Johnathan King (1969)

Listen to Everyone's Gone to The Moon (Midi Format)

 Streets full of people, all alone
Rows full of houses, never home
Church full of singing, out of tune
Everyone's gone to the moon

Eyes full of sorrow, never wet
Hands full of money, all in debt
Sun disappears in the middle of June
Everyone's gone to the moon

Long time ago, life had begun
Everyone went to the Sun

Hearts full of motors, painted green
Mouths full of chocolate-covered cream

Hands that can only lift a spoon
Everyone's gone to the moon
Everyone's gone to the moon
Everyone's gone to the moon........


Carolina Moon

Listen to Carolina Moon (Midi Format)

Carolina Moon, keep shining,
Shining on the one who waits for me,
Carolina Moon, I'm pining,
Pining for the place I long to be,
How I'm hoping tonight, you'll go,
Go to the right window,
Scatter your light, say I'm alright, please do,
Tell her that I'm blue and lonely,
Dreamy Carolina Moon.


Moonlight and Roses

Listen in TrueSpeech Streaming Audio Format)

Moonlight and roses, bring wonderful memories of you,
My heart reposes, in beautiful thoughts so true,
June light discloses, love's golden dreams sparkling a-new,
Moonlight and Roses, brings memories of you.


Moon River

by Henri Mancini, 1961

Listen to Moonriver (Midi Format)

Moon River, wider than a mile:
I'm crossin' you in style someday.
Old dream maker, you heartbreaker,
Wherever you're goin', I'm goin'your way.
Two drifters, off to see the world.
There's such a lot of world to see.
We're after the same rainbow's end,
Waitin' round the bend,
My huckleberry friend,
Moon River and me.


Moonlight Bay

Words by Edward Madden. Music by Percy Wenrich, 1912

Listen to Moonlight Bay (Midi Format)

Moonlight bay
we are sailing along-on Moonlight Bay
we could hear the voices singing, they seem to say,
you have stolen by heart, now go 'way,
As we sing "Loves Old Sweet Song",
on Moonlight Bay


By the Light of the Silvery Moon

by Ray Noble with Snookie Lanson

Listen in TrueSpeech Streaming Audio Format)

Listen to By the Light of the Silvery Moon (Midi Format)

By the light of the silvery moon,
I want to spoon, to my honey I'll croon love's tune.
Honeymoon, keep a-shining in June,
Your silvery beams, will bring love dreams,
We'll be cuddling soon,
By the silvery moon.


Beautiful Moon of Kentucky


There's a beautiful moon shining down on Kentucky
Where the fields of bluegrass are growin'
Neath the beautiful moon shining down on Kentucky
Tomorrow that's where I'll be going

*For the girl that I love she waits for me know
To return from ole sunny Tennessee
Neath the beautiful moon shining down on Kentucky
Tomorrow that's where I will be

Well, I left my old home way down in Kentucky
And headed for old sunny Tennessee
But I'm on my way back to the hills of Kentucky
With my darling once more there I'll be

  * Refrain
    

Tubas in the Moonlight

by the Bonzo Dog Band (1968)

Listen to Tubas in the Moonlight (True Speech Format)

Through the twilight, I can hear the humming of a melancholy coon. (mm-mm)
For the memories that still linger, I thank you mister Moon.
And, although I've never smiled,
Winter, summer, autumn too,
Now here's one tune to remind me why I feel so blue-oo...

Tubas in the moonlight, playing for me all night,
Tell me what I want to hear.
Am I only dreaming?
Am I only scheming?
Stars above me, shining brightly.
Why can't she be sitting here beside me?
Tubas in the moonlight will bring my loved one home.

(Instrumental Verses)

Tubas in the moonlight will bring my loved one home.


Moonshadow

By Cat Stevens

Listen to Moonshadow (Midi Format)
Oh, I'm being followed by a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow...
Leapin and a hoppin' on a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow...

And if I ever lose my hands, lose my plough, lose my land, Oh if
I ever lose my hands, Oh if I ever lose my hands, lose my plough,
lose my land I won't have to work no more.

Oh, I'm being followed by a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow...
Leapin and a hoppin' on a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow...

And if I ever lose my eyes, if all my colours all run dry, Yes if,
ever lose my eyes, Oh if I ever lose my eyes, if all my colours
all run dry, I won't have to cry no more.

Oh, I'm being followed by a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow...
Leapin and a hoppin' on a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow...

And if I ever lose my legs, I won't moan and I won't beg, Yes if
I ever lose my legs, Oh if I ever lose my legs I won't moan and I
won't beg, I won't have to walk no more.

Oh, I'm being followed by a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow...
Leapin and a hoppin' on a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow...

And if I ever lose my mouth, all my teeth, north and south, Yes
if I ever lose my mouth, Oh if I ever lose my mouth, all my teeth
north and south, I won't have to talk...
Did it take long to find me? I ask the faithful light.
Did it take long to find me? And are you gonna stay the night?

Oh, I'm being followed by a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow...
Leapin and a hoppin' on a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow...
Moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow.


Moon Over Kentucky

by Jim Mankey and Ron Mael

I heard somewhere that they're stamping,
trampling all upon you
Your pocked face remains impassive though
I know it hurts you

Moon over Kentucky
Take me with you,
Full moon over Kentucky
Leave this mooring and seek some new rendezvous

Cut your ties with this possessive mother, shell destroy you
Cut your ties and find another one who will respect you

Moon over Kentucky
Take me with you,
Full moon over Kentucky
Leave this mooring and seek some new rendezvous

Youve been waiting for your first encounter,
what a letdown
I'm just finishing my first encounter,
what a letdown

Moon over Kentucky
Take me with you,
Full moon over Kentucky
Leave this mooring and seek some new rendezvous.


Song About the Moon

by Paul Simon, Music 1981, 1983- Paul Simon (BMI)

If you want to write a song about the moon
Walk along the craters of the afternoon
When the shadows are deep
And the light is alien
And gravity leaps like a knife off the pavement
And you want to write a song about the moon
You want to write a spiritual tune
Then nah nah nah
Presto
Song about the moon
If you want to write a song about the heart
Think about the moon before you start
Because the heart will howl Like a dog in the moonlight
And the heart can explode
Like a pistol on a June night
So if you want to write a song about the heart
And its ever longing for a counterpart
Write a song about the moon
The laughing boy
He laughed so hard
He fell down from his place
The laughing girl
She laughed so hard
The tears rolled down her face
Hey Songwriter
If you want to write a song about
A face
Think about a photograph
That you really can't remember
But you can't erase
Wash your hands in dreams and lightning
Cut off your hair
And whatever is frightening
If you want to write a song
About a face
If you want to write a song about
The human race
Write a song about the moon
If you want to write a song about the moon
You want to write a spirituaI tune
Then do it
Write a song about the moon


Ticket to the Moon

by Electric Light Orchestra, 1981

Listen to Ticket to the Moon (Midi Format)
Remember the good old 1980s?
When things were so uncomplicated?
I wish I could go back there again
And everything could be the same.

I've got a ticket to the moon
I'll be leaving here any day soon
Yeah, I've got a ticket to the moon
But I'd rather see the sunrise in your eyes.

Got a ticket to the moon
I'll be rising high above the earth so soon
And the tears I cry might turn into the rain
That gently falls upon your window
You'll never know.

CHORUS:

Ticket to the moon... ticket to the moon
Ticket to the moon... ticket to the moon
Ticket to the moon... ticket to the moon.

Fly, fly through a troubled sky
Up to a new world shining bright, oh, oh.

Flying high above
Soaring madly through the mysteries that come
Wondering sadly if the ways that led me here
Could turn around and I would see you there
Standing there (and I would see you there, waiting...)

Ticket to the moon chorus

Flight leaves here today from Satellite Two
As the minutes go by, what should I do?
I paid the fare, what more can I say?
It's just one way... only one way...


Bad Side of the Moon

Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Bernie Taupin (1970)

It seems as though I've lived my life
On the bad side of the moon
To stir your dregs in sickness still
Without the rustic spoon

Common people live with me
Where the light has never shone
And the hermits flock like hummingbirds
To speak in a foreign tongue

I'm a light world away
From the people who make me stay
Sitting on the bad side of the moon

There ain't no need for watchdogs here
To justify our ways
We live our life in manacles
The main cause of our stay

Exiled here from other worlds
My sentence comes too soon
Why should I be made to pay
On the bad side of the moon

 


Heading for the Moon

by Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Broughton Lunt, & A. Stead (© 1986)

Sound file in MP3 format can be found here

Don't close your eyes or I might drift away
Under the night my image bends it's shape
I'll be written on the wind like you never set a street
Heading for the moon
I reach out (echos) My pulse begins to raise (echos)
The crashing sounds are fears that never phased
Let them echo off these waves without as brave as they once were
Heading for the moon
Oh look how we ride over the white
And shadows chase us from behind
But just put them out of your mind
Oh heading for the moon
Don't close your eyes or I might drift away
Under the night of never ending shapes
I'll be wishing of the blue
I'll still wanna send my stars
Heading for the moon
Oh look how we ride over the white
Shadows they chase from behind
But just put them out of your mind
Oh heading for the moon oh heading for the moon
Over the white
And shadows they chase from behind
But just put them out of your mind
Heading for the moon


There's a Moon in the Sky

by The B-52's

There's a moon in the sky
It's called the moon
And everybody is there, including,
Saturn, Mercury
Saturn, Venus
Saturn, Mars
Saturn, Jupiter
The Van Allen Belt

Roll-roll-roll-roll-rollin' in Andromeda Won-ton-ton-ton rama-in-Andromeda

There's too many rings---This is the Space Age There's too many things---This is the Space Age Just ain't no atmosphere tonight

If you're lucky you get to ride in a gold meteorite If you're not, you get a mouth, a mouthful of red Kryptonite You better move over Here comes a Super-nova Kryptonite- - - Destination moon

If you're in outer space Don't feel out of place 'cause there are thousands of others like you Others like you Others like you

Well there's a moon, it's in the sky It's called the moon And everybody is there 'cluding 'ranus Neptune 'ranus Pluto Destination moon

Many gamma rays around it Van Allen Belt surrounds it This is the Space Age Please don't worry This is the Space Age Just don't worry This is the Space Age Others like you Ahhh ahhh..........


Moonage Daydream

by David Bowie

Listen to Moonage Daydream(Midi Format)

Come on strong, girl
Oh, lay your heavy trip on me
The church of man, love
Is such a holy place to be
Make me, baby
Make me know you really care
Make me jump into the air

CHORUS:
Keep your 'lectric eye on me babe
Put your ray gun to my head
Press your space face close to mine, love [oh no]
Freak out in a moonage daydream, oh yeah!

Oh, right on!
Come on, you mothers!
Far out!

Keep your mouth shut
And listen to the word inside
Keep your head on
And open up your eyes real wide
Keep the change, love
Let me fix it for you inside
There isn't any room to hide

Repeat Chorus Two Times


Yuri-G

by PJ Harvey

Hey there, Luna, I'd like to tell you
How sad am I
So love-sick I could die
Needing water, my neck's stiff, my head hurts
Been looking up all night
Been looking up, the moon she's so bright
She's so white, she's so clean
I'm telling you, she's everything
I'd give it all, my sorry eyes
Give just everything she's got me so mesmerized
 
 
 
 

Yeah, I wish I was Yuri-G It's just the things that she does to me Yeah, I wish I was Yuri-G Been biting my memory

Told by the doctor to make a figure Needles to get her She'll be your Luna I stuck them in real clean I stuck them in a mile I drew her down on me I drew her with a smile I'd give it all, you see I'd give my sorry eyes Give just everything she's got me so mesmerized Yeah, I wish I was Yuri-G It's just the things that she does to me Yeah, I thought I was Yuri-G Been biting my memory

I stuck them in real clean I stuck them in a mile I drew her down on me I drew her with a smile I'd give it all, you see I'd give my sorry eyes I'd give just everything she's got me so mesmerized

Yeah, I wish I was Yuri-G It's just the things that she does to me Yeah, I thought I was Yuri-G Been biting my memory

Yeah, I wish I was Yuri-G I'd let the woman crawl all over me Yeah, I thought I was Yuri-G Been biting my memory Been biting my memory Been biting my memory

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