"Moscow Nights" as written by and B. Million G. Mercer....
(Oh, Oh)
All you really wanted
Was to be alone at least a little while
How was I to know that?
Well, it seemed like an eternity
When you smile and say,
"I thought about it, it's the right time"
And I expect that
You're never returning to the USA

(Oh, Oh)
All the way the lights are
I can see your face is getting clearer
It's like you never even left here
It's like you never had the reason
To want to go. Well, I don't know
I think it's time for you to face it
You never felt right in our world
You never felt right about yourself

And I think about what it might be like
If I could go alone, if I could go at night
Would it be just like you know you said it would
Would it start the life aglow


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    General CommentThis is by far the best Feelies song, in my humble opinion, and it's shocking no one has commented, although i guess realistically no one really listens to the Feelies.
    Anyway, I like to think this is about his lefty girlfriend who has always dreamt idealistic dreams of life in the USSR and thinks it's time to move there, with or without him. And so he's thinking back, reflecting on what it would be like if he could visit almost as in a dream, and if it would be at all like she said... my favorite lines:
    And I think about what it might be like
    If I could go alone, if I could go at night
    Would it be just like you know you said it would
    Would it start the life aglow
    karmageddon86on July 04, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this is a song about a girl he fell In love with who was from Moscow. And when she left the USA he knew she would never return. She didn’t feel “right” in “our world” (the USA), he knew that and knew she wouldn’t return.

    The opening bits of the lyrics are more about her wanting space to contemplate their relationship, so she left for home but she never returned.
    The last bits of the song are about what it would have been like if she never left. “Would it be just like you said it would” and he is imagining her face and saying it is like she never left.
    Username222on August 15, 2018   Link

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