"Moonlight Feels Right" as written by and Michael Blackman....
The wind blew some luck in my direction
I caught it in my hands today
I finally made a tricky French connection
You winked and gave me your O.K.
I'll take you on a trip beside the ocean
And drop the top at Chesapeake Bay
Ain't nothing like the sky to dose a potion
The moon'll send you on your way

Moonlight feels right
Moonlight feels right

We'll lay back and observe the constellations
And watch the moon smilin' bright
I'll play the radio on southern stations
'Cause southern belles are hell at night
You say you came to Baltimore from Ole Miss
Class of seven-four, gold ring
The eastern moon looks ready for a wet kiss
To make the tide rise again

Moonlight feels right
Moonlight feels right

We'll see the sun come up on Sunday morning
And watch it fade the moon away
I guess you know I'm giving you a warning
'Cause me and moon are itching to play
I'll take you on a trip beside the ocean
And drop the top at Chesapeake Bay
Ain't nothin' like the sky to dose a potion
The moon'll send you on your way

Moonlight feels right
Moonlight feels right

Moonlight feels right
Moonlight feels right


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"Moonlight Feels Right" as written by Bruce Blackman

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  • +2
    General CommentWhat a cool song. I could listen to it non-stop.
    lobo81865on November 11, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentyeah this song is the coolest. it's so mellow and chill.
    about feelin right in the moonlight.
    lucygrayon April 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDouble entendre. Southern Belles are hell at night, Yes they are, and so were Southern Radio Stations you could pick up in Baltimore, gateway to the south, and especially at the end of the AM hit radio era. Shut UP, MEGS!
    RonHyatton January 29, 2017   Link
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    General Comment"Moonlight Feels Right" is the musical equivalent of a glass of Sprite--fizzy, tangy, and delicious. Everything about it is right, from the relaxed vocals to the upbeat synths to the romantic lyrics. And a marimba solo! Nobody else thought of that in the 70s!

    It is, obviously, about a date. But most people seem to think it's set in the South, but it isn't. It's in Baltimore--the Mid-Atlantic. The girl apparently is Southern, so the guy tweaks her a little bit by saying Southern Belles are "hell at night." He's romancing her under the stars by the Chesapeake. We don't know whether she goes for it, but all I can say is...I would.
    law4on August 16, 2012   Link
  • -2
    General CommentA cool, relaxing evening beach breeze of a song, one guaranteed to make us kids smile and kick back when it came on the radio. While our parents drove in the front seat, my brother, sister and I loved hearing this tune's trademark seesawing bass intro start on WQXI-FM. It was a fave of ours on road trip radio, too.

    As a kid, I had no idea what the lyrics were about, except that they involved the moon. I was far too entranced with that marimba middle eight: surely the best vibraphone solo performance in pop music history!

    Listening to "Moonlight Feels Right" as an adult, I'm both charmed and skeeved by the fact the song is clearly about a booty call - and its protagonist is sleazy. His comeon wouldn't get far with me, a woman.

    The lead singer is hard at work trying to seduce a young college girl he met (in a bar likely), and charms her by sounding like he knows about and likes her football team - because yeah, most of us girls are huuuuge football fans - then segues her into his car, drives down chilly-even-in-summer Chesapeake Bay to try to get her panties off on the beach, under the moon. But she's hip: he says she "winked and gave" him her "okay".

    Basically the same skeevy pedophilic yacht pop Steely Dan's been so good at recently (witness how 9/10 of their tracks on "Two Against Nature" are about being old guys chasing young - VERY young, as in teen - tail). It's funny though how if these gruesome lechs cloud it in an awesome groove, that makes it alright.

    And this song, despite its off-putting, sleaze-factor subject matter, feels right. Just like the moon, eh?
    heatherferon December 25, 2012   Link

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