Quiet Village
Les Baxter Lyrics


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Alone in my quiet village I pray
You will be returning one day
To me
Return to me
Alone living with the mem'ry of you
Promising you'd always be true
To me
Be true to me
Above me there's a moon on fire
Telling you to love me as I desire
And ever the flame in my quiet village will burn




Darling till the day you return to me
Return to me, return to me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Les Baxter's song Quiet Village tell the story of an individual living alone in a peaceful village, holding on to the hope that their loved one will return to them. The opening line, "Alone in my quiet village I pray," establishes the singer's isolation and the solemn tone of the song. Throughout the lyrics, the individual expresses a deep longing for their partner, pleading for them to return and reassuring them that they will always be faithful.


The theme of the moon is a recurring one throughout the song, serving as a symbol of both romantic love and the passing of time. The moon above the singer is described as "on fire," representing the intensity of their desire for their loved one. At the same time, it is a reminder of the distance between them, as they are separated by the vastness of the night sky. The final lines of the song - "Darling till the day you return to me, Return to me, return to me" - serve as a heartrending plea for reunion, underscoring the emotional intensity of the singer's situation.


Overall, the lyrics to Quiet Village are a poignant expression of the universal human experience of longing for connection and love, even in the face of physical separation and isolation.


Line by Line Meaning

Alone in my quiet village I pray
I find myself alone in this peaceful town and I pray that you will come back to me someday.


You will be returning one day
My hope is anchored in your eventual return to me.


To me
I long for your return, to this quiet village where I reside.


Alone living with the mem'ry of you
I am living alone, comforted by the memory of you with me.


Promising you'd always be true
You made a promise to me that you will always be faithful, just as I will.


To me
I am the one you made that promise to, and I will always hold you to it.


Be true to me
I need you to be faithful to our love and to me, always.


Above me there's a moon on fire
The sun has set and a bright moon is present in the sky, and it's telling you to love me as I desire.


Telling you to love me as I desire
The moon's brightness is a sign that your love should be a reflection of what I truly desire.


And ever the flame in my quiet village will burn
My passion for you will never fade, it will continue to burn like a flame in this serene village where I stay.


Darling till the day you return to me
You are my special someone, and I will wait for you to come back to me.


Return to me, return to me
The only wish I have is for you to come back to me, which I will patiently wait for.




Writer(s): Les Baxter Copyright: Criterion Music Corp., 1830 Music O.B.O. Bax Music

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@patrickjosephmoore7297

I was 4 years old. 75 now and digging this old MUSIC 🙏😎🌈🤙❤️🍀🤟🕰️

@5809AUJG

Les Baxter was a master at creating sensual, romantic arrangements of beautiful songs, with lovely piano, strings and percussion. I remember hearing this song on the radio when I was very little. It fascinated me, and I loved it. I wish his music, and the other music of this time, were still around. Now it's all noise, aggression, and violence.

@claudinetillman6459

Les Bexter Quite Village is a master piece. Priceless . One of the undisputable Incredible, magnificent, excotic, elegant classic Instrumental .

@marthaperdew

Awesome

@TJthunderstrike

I was lead here by Pee Wee's playhouse. This is very good.

@dennisharvey7899

Absolutely perfect in every way!! I cannot properly express how much I appreciate this brilliant piece of music. It has always been one of my favorites.

@christopheranton13

This version blows Martin Denny’s version clean out of the water!

@sparkyk5736

It blew the village out of the water?

@jubydude

Check out Danny Gatton's cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eooFs9rNnCE

@mr.b.5589

Sublime.....

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