Alone In The Moonlight

Alone In The Moonlight

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Liner Notes: 

FB Song Skirmish strikes again... prompt was "Alone in the Moonlight". I do have a musical idea for this one but I don't have the time to do it now (son's baseball tournament) so I'm opening it up to any 50/90er who wants to add music!

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Mt.Melodie recorded the standard version of this, and when listening I recalled that I had sketched out my original melodic idea -- and so I dusted that off and recorded the happy-ending version this evening, now that his version (which is awesome, and incredible) is out.

Lyrics: 

alone in the moonlight
lyric (c) 2019 Alex Klages
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alone in the moonlight
alone under the stars
alone, so far away
from wherever you are

alone in the moonlight
alone for the night
alone, so far away
and it's just not right

I miss you, my sweetheart
I miss you so much
I miss the sound of your voice
I miss your tender touch

alone in the moonlight
alone in the night breeze
alone, so far away
only me and the trees

I miss you, my sweetheart
I miss you so much
I miss the sound of your voice
I miss your tender touch

alone in the moonlight
alone forever to be
alone in the darkness
you no longer love me

ALTERNATIVE LAST VERSE, if you're the 'hopeful romantic' type:

alone in the moonlight
alone but still hopefully
alone in the darkness
but soon you'll come home to me



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Comments

jcollins's picture

Nice job on these lyrics! The alternative last verse works for me too. Great job! Have fun with the baseball tournament, and good luck to your son.

musicsongwriter's picture

Beautiful lyrics Alex. I prefer the original version but both would work beautifully.

OdilonGreen's picture

I like the "choose-your-own-adventure" aspect of the lyrics! Biggrin With or without the last stanza, they have a great romantic, saloon-song feel; I can definitely hear Frank Sinatra (if he were still with us) giving these a whirl.

katpiercemusic's picture

Definitely has a a waltzy feel, which I always appreciate. I like the repetition of alone. Give a real sense of space even though there isn't any music.

Mt.Mélodie's picture

Really nice and inspiring lyrics, I will take you up on the offer, I've made some music for the song, will record it when I get back home next week.

kahlo2013's picture

Beautifully bittersweet and brilliantly and concisely crafted. I would like to go with the optional hopeful ending.

Jibbidy34's picture

Yes alternative last verse for the win! These lyrics really stand up strong on their own without music. There is a very romantic night time vibe coming through and a sense of loneliness through loving too much. Nice write!