๐ŸŽถ Moondance ๐ŸŽถ (2. Analysis)



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

The song describes a dance with the loved one under the moon. The night is defined โ€œfantabulousโ€, a word coined in the 50โ€™s, which is a blend of fantastic and fabulous.
According to the Urban Dictionary – the online dictionary for slang words and phrases –
it is similar to “fabulous” but much more fabulous than it.
โ€œLike supercalifragilisticexpialidocius but shorter and easier to spell.โ€

The season is autumn, which seems to be the authorโ€™s favourite. Although fall is usually associated with melancholy, gloom, and does not seem the most suitable setting for romance, the artist has a different opinion.
He is trying to please his loverโ€™s heart-strings, which are playing soft and low, calling out to him: he wants to gratify her in response to the subtle romantic signals she is sending him.


And you know the night’s magic seems to whisper and hush
And you know 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

If the first verse can make us think this is an initial encounter, โ€œsome more romanceโ€ indicates otherwise: the two lovers are willing to go further in their romance.


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

The first line of this verse immediately confirms the previous assumption about the singerโ€™s intentions.
He knows their relationship will become deeper and more concrete that night: they have not had sex yet, even though they may have been close to that line, they haven’t crossed it yet. But the time has come to make her his 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

Beautiful image that represents the emotions love can arouse: their attraction is so strong that every time he touches her, she doesn’t say anything, but just trembles inside.

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