"Moon River" as written by Lamont Herbert Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland....
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.


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"Moon River" as written by Henry Mancini Johnny Mercer

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  • +7
    General Commentdet er så mye av verden å se
    EnghildBlusson March 27, 2012   Link
  • +4
    General Commentnize song ;* very touchy ....
    erlandblusson March 27, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General CommentHe likes the big river
    PeterBlusson March 27, 2012   Link
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    General CommentMoon river is a real river that really exists. Johnny mercer wrote the text because is his childhood, he sat beside the river and dreamed about how much better it was to live on the other side, but he couldn't cross it, because he could drown and die. it was too dangerous. The river was a hartbreaker, it breaked his dreams of living the better life.
    martinLblusson March 27, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionThis song is so wonderful because I can truly hear his anguish as he wails out the lyrics. Not only that, but I can picture him writing this song after his friend/girlfriend told him all about this and he had no idea what to do. Jamisonlikewhat analyzes the song interestingly, but I don't think the catchy melody is meant to be misleading; I think it actually conveys the power, the drive, and the desperation of the song. Oftentimes very catchy, creative tunes come from deep deep anguish, and I think that's what happens here. And this song most definitely IS about molestation. A lyric no one has mentioned yet is "But I can still see the cigarette's heat." What comes to mind is either her father had a cigarette after raping her in the car or he burned her with a cigarette. Probably the latter, in my opinion.

    One lyric I'm not sure I get is, "You should say his name the way that he said yours." Maybe that he always refered to her as a whore and a slut and insulted her and she should do the same back to him. "You don't want to say his name anymore" probably means she just wants to push it away and not think about it, just like she wants to push him away.
    erlandblusson March 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My Opinioni think the song is about his life and he thinks alot of what has happend during his life, and life goes on just like a river
    danielBlusson March 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbsolutely beautiful. I completely lose myself in this song, I know I will cry. This brings me a feeling of nostalgia and a bittersweetness of my memories.
    Mathiasblusson March 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery good song, I like it very much. It reminds me of my childhood. So many memories.
    FredrikBlusson March 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about a challenge in his life, he wants to cross the river, but he has not been alble to do it yet. And some day he knows he will cross the river.
    CarlBlusson March 27, 2012   Link
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    General Commentthis is my new favorite song, beautiful!
    ingerjohanneblusson March 27, 2012   Link

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