Moonlight
Made you do it
do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it

(What's with the) Singing in the shadows?
Singing in the shadows
It's all this nonsense in the dark

And it's moonlight
Made you do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it
(What's with the) Singing in the shadows?
Singing in the shadows
It's all this nonsense in the dark, dark, dark

And the rise and fall
Until the midnight call calls you away
Calls you away
And in this war of words
Not a word was had
You turned away
You turned away

And through open fingers
Street-lit flings that called called you away
Called you away
And this rise and fall
Until the midnight call calls you away
Calls you away

And it's moonlight
That made you do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it
(What's with the) Singing in the shadows?
Singing in the shadows
It's all this nonsense in the dark
Nonsense in the dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, dark
Nonsense in the dark, Love!
And it's moonlight, moonlight, moonlight, moonlight, moonlight
Made you do it
Made you do it

And it's moonlight made you do it
It was strong arms helped you to it
You can call it off
You can call it off

And it's moonlight made you do it
It was strong arms helped you to it
You can call it off
Call it off

And it's moonlight, moonlight, moonlight, moonlight, moonlight
Made you do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it
(What's with the) Singing in the shadows?
Singing in the shadows
It's all this nonsense in the dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, dark
It's always nonsense in the dark Love, Love, Love, Love, Love, Love, Love, Love
Nonsense in the dark

And the rise and fall
Until the midnight call calls you away

So perfume this
Make it a thing to miss
When you've gone away
You've gone away

And then those eyes with stories
In a flat four stories far away
Far away

And it's nonsense, nonsense
In the dark Love, Love, Love
In the dark
In the dark

Well it's moonlight, moonlight, moonlight, moonlight, moonlight
Made you do it!
Made you do it!
Made you do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it
Yeah, singing in the shadows
Singing in the shadows
It's all this nonsense in the dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, dark
It's always nonsense in the dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, dark
It's all this nonsense in the dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, dark
It's always nonsense in the dark, Love
Nonsense in the dark, Love, oh whoa oh whoa ho oh whoa
oh whoa oh whoa ho oh whoa
oh whoa oh whoa ho oh whoa, Baby baby baby
oh whoa oh whoa ho oh whoa, Baby baby baby


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