"Moon River" as written by Lamont Herbert Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland....
Moon river, wider than a mile
I'm crossing you in style some day
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker
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


Lyrics submitted by AudreyDeanna287, edited by larkin5141

"Moon River [From Breakfast at Tiffany's]" as written by Henry Mancini Johnny Mercer

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    My InterpretationAudrey Hepburn's character (Holly Golightly) in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' is, for most of the movie, searching for wealth, status, and material gain. However, the character turns out to have a deeper personality, and is in fact searching for herself. She is a very lonely person.

    I feel that this song illustrates her quest for her dream life, in a way. She actually admits in the movie that she doesn't know what she wants yet, and she is singing about trying to find it in the song. Moon River is the hypothetical path to that dream life she seeks.

    'Wider than a mile' explains how she finds it difficult to cross that river to a place where she knows and has what she wants, she knows who she is. 'I'm crossing you in style' could reference her socialite lifestyle. 'Some day' means she hasn't found what she is looking for yet. 'You heartbreaker' explains how she has been let down as she makes her way. 'Wherever you're goin'/I'm goin' your way' is a way of saying that she will never give up, and will keep trying to, hypothetically, cross that river.

    The second verse, to me, seems to show that the singer is lonely (as Holly Golightly is) and is searching for a companion, someone to go through life with her.

    P.S. 'huckleberry friend' definition on these links

    ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/…

    telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/3561782/…
    larkin5141on July 16, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis song is beautiful. I don't know what it means, but I love the voice and the lyrics and the melodies because they all come otgether so well to make such a great song.
    chanelraquelon February 07, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti LOVE Breakfast at Tiffany's thanks in large part to this song!! Audrey was sooo beautiful
    lyrical_butterflyon December 18, 2009   Link
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    General Commentlove love love love love this song!
    brf30on October 16, 2011   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song ...
    meena10603on April 11, 2017   Link

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