Full Moon and Empty Arms
Frank Sinatra Lyrics


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Full moon and empty arms
The moon is there for us to share
But where are you?
A night like this could weave a memory
And every kiss could start a dream for two
Full moon and empty arms
Tonight I'll use the magic moon to wish upon
And next full moon if my one wish comes true
My empty arms will be filled with you





Overall Meaning

Frank Sinatra's Full Moon and Empty Arms is a poignant and wistful expression of longing for a lost love, using the symbolic imagery of a full moon to represent the emptiness felt without the presence of the loved one. The song begins with Sinatra lamenting the absence of his lover, wishing that they could share the beauty of the moon together. He reflects on how a night like this could create a lasting memory, and how every kiss could ignite a shared dream. He longs for his empty arms to be filled with his love's embrace once more.


As the song progresses, Sinatra uses the imagery of the full moon to express his hope that his lover will return to him. He makes a wish upon the magical moon, hoping that it will bring his love back to him. The song ends on a hopeful note, with Sinatra expressing his belief that he will be reunited with his lost love when the next full moon arrives.


Overall, Full Moon and Empty Arms is a beautiful and melancholy song that captures the timeless feeling of heartbreak and longing. Sinatra's voice is hauntingly beautiful, capturing perfectly the fragile emotions of the song.


Line by Line Meaning

Full moon and empty arms
The singer is looking at the full moon and feeling a sense of loneliness.


The moon is there for us to share
The moon is a natural beauty that can be appreciated with someone else's company.


But where are you?
The singer is longing for someone to share the moment with.


A night like this could weave a memory
The artist is suggesting that a night with a full moon could be a memorable night for two people.


And every kiss could start a dream for two
The artist is romanticizing the idea that every kiss shared could spark a dream for a future together with their partner.


Full moon and empty arms
The singer is still feeling lonely despite the beauty of the full moon.


Tonight I'll use the magic moon to wish upon
The singer is wishing for someone to share the beauty of the full moon with.


And next full moon if my one wish comes true
The artist is hoping that their wish will come true and that they will have someone to share the next full moon with.


My empty arms will be filled with you
The artist is hoping that their wish will come true and that they will finally have someone to hold onto and share moments like these with.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Buddy Kaye, Ted Mossman

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@dianewills3454

Love this song Love Rachmaninoffs Concerto 2 in c minor this is one of the most beautiful  songs of  all time -Diane Wills

@milaena

The Rachmaninoff version...or rather original...is still the best😭

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LOL! Ya think? 😅

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Of course . . .

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@moviemaker60fps

Me my mom was a concert pianist I grew up with Rachmaninoff, Chopin, etc Love the second Piano concerto

@carolburke468

me

@gknoy8259

Me. My dad used to play Rachmaninoff's on the piano, and every now and then, he'd cut up, and sing a few lines from this song with it. The first words came back to me recently, so I googled them.

@penelopesnopes6852

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