East Of The Sun
Charlie Parker Lyrics


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East of the sun and west of the moon
We'll build a dream house of love dear
Close to the sun in the day
Near to the moon at night
We'll live in a lovely way dear
Sharing our love in the pale moonlight

Just you and I,
Forever and a day
Love will not die,
We'll keep it that way
Up among the stars
We'll find a harmony of life to a lovely tune




East of the sun and west of the moon dear
East of the sun and west of the moon

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Charlie Parker's "East of the Sun" express a desire to build a dream house of love in a place that is both close to the sun and near to the moon. The imagery of being "east of the sun and west of the moon" suggests a place that is beyond the limits of the known world, suggesting an idealized, romanticized destination for the lovers. The lyrics convey a sense of euphoria and enchantment as the couple imagines living in a state of perfect harmony and sharing their love in the pale moonlight. The song presents a utopian vision of love as something that transcends time and space, and that can exist in a realm beyond the mundane world.


The idea of finding a harmony of life to a lovely tune suggests a musical metaphor for love and relationships. The line "Love will not die, we'll keep it that way" reinforces the idea that love is something that can be preserved and sustained over time. The song is a tribute to the power of love to transport us to another realm, a place where we can find serenity and fulfillment.


Line by Line Meaning

East of the sun and west of the moon
We are creating a dream-like space, unbound by time or earthly directions


We'll build a dream house of love dear
Our love is our foundation, and we will create a beautiful life within it


Close to the sun in the day
Our love will shine bright and strong, like the sun's rays


Near to the moon at night
Our love will also be tranquil and serene, like the moon's glow


We'll live in a lovely way dear
Together, we will create and experience all the beauty that life has to offer


Sharing our love in the pale moonlight
We will share our love with each other and with the world around us


Just you and I,
Our love is a bond between two people, and nothing else matters


Forever and a day
Our love is eternal, and will endure through all time


Love will not die,
Our love is more enduring than anything else, even death


We'll keep it that way
We will work to maintain our love and keep it strong


Up among the stars
Our love is so strong that it can reach even beyond the physical world


We'll find a harmony of life to a lovely tune
In our love, we will find a balance between all aspects of life, and it will be beautiful


East of the sun and west of the moon dear
Our love is beyond earthly directions and limitations, and is something truly magic




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Brooks Bowman

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Comments from YouTube:

Hexagon Harry

When the colors, calligraphy, and illustration of the album cover are as cool as the music on the album, it is a guaranteed hit.

Neal Luczkiewicz

Simply outstanding. Lyrical, joyful, Parker finally got to play with some big orchestrass
Behind him, a dream fulfilled. The liner notes of this alblum - Charlei Parker with strings - are well worth reading.

Gary Snyder

At 2:40! Wooooo.

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