Moonlight Becomes You
Romantic Strings and Orchestra Lyrics


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Moonlight becomes you, it goes with your hair
You certainly know the right thing to wear
Moonlight becomes you, I'm thrilled at the sight
And I could get so romantic tonight

You're all dressed up to go dreaming
Now don't tell me I'm wrong
And what a night to go dreaming
Mind if I tag along

If I say I love you
I want you to know
It's not just because there's moonlight
Although, moonlight becomes you so

You're all dressed up to go dreaming
Now don't tell me I'm wrong
And what a night to go dreaming
Mind if I tag along

If I say I love you
I want you to know




It's not just because there's moonlight
Although, moonlight becomes you so

Overall Meaning

The song "Moonlight Becomes You" is a romantic ballad that is all about the beauty and allure of a woman. The song explains how moonlight enhances the beauty of the woman, rather than overpowering it. The opening line "Moonlight becomes you, it goes with your hair" suggests that the natural beauty of the woman is not overshadowed by the moonlight because it only adds to her charm. The singer seems to be in awe of the woman's attire, as he remarks, "you certainly know the right thing to wear." He is thrilled by the sight of her in the moonlight and expresses his desire to be romantic with her.


The second stanza of the song expresses the desire to join the woman in her dream world, as she steps out into the moonlight to dream. The singer asks the woman if he can tag along, showcasing his affection for her. The third stanza clarifies that the singer's love for the woman is not simply due to the moonlight's influence, but because of her inherent beauty and the chemistry that exists between them.


Overall, the song 'Moonlight Becomes You' is a beautiful tribute to the allure of a woman, and how everything around her enhances her natural beauty. It is a gentle, dreamy melody that captures the romantic notions of the universe and our tendency to get lost in them.


Line by Line Meaning

Moonlight becomes you, it goes with your hair
The moonlight is complementing your hair and making you look even more beautiful


You certainly know the right thing to wear
You have a great sense of style and always look perfect


Moonlight becomes you, I'm thrilled at the sight
Seeing you in the moonlight is an exciting and pleasant experience for me


And I could get so romantic tonight
Being in such a romantic setting with you has inspired me to feel particularly romantic tonight


You're all dressed up to go dreaming
You're dressed up to step into your imagination and dreams


Now don't tell me I'm wrong
Please don't disagree with my interpretation


And what a night to go dreaming
This is the perfect night for imagining and dreaming


Mind if I tag along
Would you mind if I join you in your dreams?


If I say I love you
If I confess my love to you


I want you to know
I want to make it clear to you


It's not just because there's moonlight
My love for you is not solely dependent on the moonlight


Although, moonlight becomes you so
Even though you look particularly beautiful in this moonlight




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: JAMES VAN HEUSEN, JOHNNY BURKE

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