It's Like Reaching for the Moon
Billie Holiday Lyrics

It's like reaching for the moon
It's like reaching for the sun
It's like reaching for the stars
Reaching for you

You're so far above me
How can I expect than an angel to
It's so refined as you are

It's like flying without wings
Playing fiddle without strings
And a million other things
No one can do
No, my hopes are slender
In my secret heart I pray you'll surrender soon
No, it's like reaching for the moon

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I just heard this in the radio and time stopped


Orig. issue on Brunswick 7702 (78rpm), w/ Guess Who. Recorded in New York, 30 JUN 1936. (I Cried for You & These Foolish Things were both recorded at this session, too.) Jonah Jones tp/ Johnny Hodges as/ Harry Carney cl, bari/ Teddy Wilson p/ Lawrence Lucie g/ John Kirby b/ Cozy Cole d/ Billie Holiday voc. :I:

John Astor

What a band, what a voice!


I thought it was Lester Young on the sax -- Johnny Hodges did an splendid job.

james sullivan

A lineup to die for...cookin' with gas...Harry wanted his baritone to sound like Rollini's bass sax.  And Jonah Jones takin us home.  She-ite!

Manon Danielle

the emotional load she put in her singing is so good.. I don't think any singer will be able to imitate this, I just feel it! she's one of the best!

Heikki Ojala

many tries though. One of the very few who can sing songs jazzly and still sharp. She is in my top5.

Peter Krauss

simply a work of genius


one of my favorites from that period ... sing it Lady Day!

John Astor

So deep....

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