"Moondance" as written by and Van Morrison....
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

Can I just have one more moondance with you, my love
Can I just make some more romance with you, my love

Well, I want to make love to you tonight
I can't wait 'til the morning has come
And I know now 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

Can I just have one more moondance with you, my love
Can I just make some more romance with you, my love

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

Can I just have one more moondance with you, my love
Can I just make some more romance with you, my love

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


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"Moondance" as written by Van Morrison

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  • +6
    General CommentMakes me think of the most romantic night ever. A dance with the person you love under the moon. Gorgeous lyrics, sung with passion and longing by Van Morrison, one of the greatest voices in rock, even though its a jazzy song. A nice, soft, jazzy swing with sparse instrumentation. Fantastic piano and sax solos. Perhaps one of the most romantic, sexiest songs ever recorded. Gets me excited for my wedding night ;) Probably gonna be my first dance :)
    JREID18on November 25, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti have planned to play this song at my wedding since i was about 6....my favorite song evvveeerrrrr, now that i get the sexual references i love it even more....."and every time i touch u i just tremble and sigh" seriously i could orgasm just hearing it
    purplestar1002on December 09, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhy am I suddenly reminded of Jenny Agutter in the shower, I wonder???
    alfiebabyon May 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is definitely still "rock-and-roll with jazz influences" rather than a jazz song (I could go on a tangent about how a jazz combo would play this, but it would be horrendously boring to anyone but jazz-heads who would already know it anyway), but it wears the influence well. Autumn is underused as a romantic image and time; but this song makes up for it. There's a certain, almost predatory ring to some lines, both in the music and the words -- which is quite appropriate for the combination of moonlight and autumn which forms the central image.
    Professor Mon September 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLovely, wonderful song. I can't get enough of it.

    As I've gotten older, though, one specific spin on this scene makes me kind of sad. Bear with me here. The narrator and his dance partner have not (ever) had sex yet. They've been close to that line, possibly for some time now, but haven't crossed it. And they both want to, very much. So much so that when he touches her, she doesn't say anything, she just trembles inside. She might as well just say "Take me right now damn it!", but decorum prevents her.

    He knows (that she knows that he knows...) that they are going to cross that line tonight. And it will be very good indeed. Life-changing. (Quite possibly literally life-changing. Picture this song being sung in a place and time where birth control is not well understood or well used, like, oh, catholic Ireland maybe.) You gotta really want to do it before you do it. And these two want to, so much, even knowing the consequences.

    OK. So the part that makes me sort of sad is, I'm too old and jaded to ever feel that way again.

    Alas.

    -------

    Now having gone through all that, I want an explanation. Just what does "Trying to please to the calling..." actually mean? Is that some common Irish usage or metaphor that I just don't get, or is it a brand-new phrase?
    JMike66on December 21, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMoondance just makes me wanna dance. I love the moon and being outside under it. This song has such awesome imagery. I can almost imagine this October night in my mind.....a fantabulous night to make romance......
    DixieGirl1852on July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song as well.
    I went to this jazz club Thursday night, and I requested this song-- It's so ... swanky. =)
    anna118kon March 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't like to dance much but when i listen to this song it all goes away.
    iggystoogeson April 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is pretty much a summation of GOOD jazz. i love it.
    woodcock92627on April 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha. I have to comment again. I think i'm going to have this played at my wedding. :P
    anna118kon April 28, 2004   Link

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