Carry on Dancing
Savage Garden Lyrics


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The moonlight
Shines down interstellar beams
And the groove tonight
Is something more than you've ever seen
The stars and planets taking shape
A stolen kiss has come too late

In the moonlight
Carry on keep romancing
Carry on carry on dancing
In the moonlight
Carry on keep romancing
Carry on carry on dancing

You're never safe 'till you see the dawn
And if the clock strikes past midnight
The hope is gone
To move under

The moonlight
Carry on, keep romancing
Carry on, carry on dancing
In the moonlight
Carry on, keep romancing
Carry on, carry on dancing

Move. Closer. Passion. Stronger.

There's a magic only two can tell
In the dark night
Ultraviolet is a wicked spell
The stars and planets taking shape
A stolen kiss has come too late

In the moonlight
Carry on, keep romancing
Carry on, carry on dancing
In the moonlight
Carry on, keep romancing
Carry on, carry on dancing





Moving on
Moving all night

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Savage Garden's song Carry On Dancing paint a picture of a couple dancing under the moonlight, enjoying a magical and unforgettable romance that could only happen in this moment. The interstellar beams coming down from the moon and the stars and planets taking shape add to the enchantment of the atmosphere. The couple is urged to carry on and keep romancing, to carry on dancing and enjoying the night. However, there's also a sense of urgency and danger lurking in the background, as the hope of being together past midnight, under the spell of the moonlight, fades away. Nonetheless, the passion between the two characters grows stronger, drawing them closer and moving them all night.


The song describes a magical and sensual experience between two lovers, encouraged to live the moment and dance under the moonlight. The lyrics are full of metaphors and imagery that evoke a sense of mystery, enchantment, and intrigue. The idea of being under the spell of the moon is a common poetic trope, often associated with love, madness, and transformation. In this song, the moon is both a witness and a participant in the romantic encounter between the two characters, a celestial force that enhances the intensity of their feelings. The theme of moonlight dancing is also common in popular culture, from Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers' classic musicals to contemporary music videos and romantic movies.


Line by Line Meaning

The moonlight
The radiance of the moon that is lighting up the scene


Shines down interstellar beams
The moonlight is beaming down onto Earth from the depths of space


And the groove tonight
The vibe or atmosphere of tonight's events


Is something more than you've ever seen
The current atmosphere is unlike anything one has yet experienced


The stars and planets taking shape
The celestial objects in the sky are becoming more visible or tangible


A stolen kiss has come too late
A passionate embrace or moment occurred too belatedly


Carry on keep romancing
Continue wooing or being affectionate towards one's partner


Carry on carry on dancing
Continue enjoying the evening by dancing


You're never safe 'till you see the dawn
One shouldn't let their guard down until the morning comes


And if the clock strikes past midnight
If the time advances to after midnight


The hope is gone
One's optimistic outlook or anticipation for something subsides


Move under the moonlight
Keep dancing during the moonlit evening


Move closer passion stronger
Be more intimate or passionate with one's partner


There's a magic only two can tell
A special or enchanting quality that only the two people involved can comprehend


In the dark night
During the nighttime when visibility is low


Ultraviolet is a wicked spell
Ultraviolet light has a peculiar or dangerous impact


Moving on, moving all night
Dancing throughout the night without stopping




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: DANIEL JONES, DARREN HAYES

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