Old Devil Moon
Stanley Black & His Orchestra Lyrics


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I look at you and suddenly
Something in your eyes I see
Soon begins bewitching me
It's that old devil moon
That you stole from the skies
It's that old devil moon in your eyes

You and you glance make this romance
Too hot to handle
Stars in the night
Blazing their light
Can't hold a candle
To your razzle-dazzle

You've got me flyin' high and wide
On a magic carpet ride
Full of butterflies inside
Wanna cry, wanna croon
Wanna laugh like a loon
It's that old devil moon in your eyes

Just when I think
I'm free as a dove
Old devil moon




Deep in your eyes
Blinds me with love

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Old Devil Moon" by Stanley Black & His Orchestra delve deep into the theme of love and the irresistible power it holds over an individual. The singer begins by describing how a mere look from the beloved can captivate and enchant them. The imagery of "Something in your eyes I see, Soon begins bewitching me" suggests a sense of being entranced and under a spell cast by the object of affection. The reference to the "old devil moon" being stolen from the skies adds a mystical and almost supernatural element to the allure and intensity of the attraction.


The lyrics further explore the overwhelming nature of this romance, portraying it as "too hot to handle" and surpassing the brightness of the stars in the night. The comparison to stars "blazing their light" but unable to "hold a candle" to the beloved's charm emphasizes the unparalleled brilliance and magnetism of the person in question. The imagery of "razzle-dazzle" conveys a sense of glamour and dazzle, hinting at an irresistible allure that is impossible to resist or overlook.


The singer expresses being swept off their feet and carried away on a whimsical journey filled with excitement and anticipation. The metaphor of a "magic carpet ride, Full of butterflies inside" conveys the euphoria and butterflies that come with being in love. The conflicting emotions of wanting to cry, croon, and laugh like a loon encapsulate the rollercoaster of feelings experienced when under the spell of love, further emphasized by the repetition of "It's that old devil moon in your eyes" as the persistent source of this intoxicating charm.


In the final verse, the singer reflects on the overwhelming power of love as the "Old devil moon" deep in the beloved's eyes blinds them with its intensity. The metaphorical representation of love as a captivating force that blinds and enchants further intensifies the theme of being helplessly drawn towards the beloved. The lyrics overall paint a vivid picture of a love so consuming and enchanting that it leaves the singer entranced and spellbound by the irresistible charm and allure of the person they love.


Line by Line Meaning

I look at you and suddenly
When I gaze upon you, a sudden realization dawns upon me


Something in your eyes I see
There is a mysterious quality in your gaze that catches my attention


Soon begins bewitching me
Gradually, I feel myself becoming enchanted by your presence


It's that old devil moon
The captivating allure of the moon's mysterious charm


That you stole from the skies
A metaphor for your irresistible charm and beauty


It's that old devil moon in your eyes
The hypnotic power of the moon reflected in your gaze


You and your glance make this romance
The intensity of our connection fuels this passionate romance


Too hot to handle
Our love is so intense that it becomes overwhelming


Stars in the night
The stars shining brightly in the night sky


Blazing their light
Radiating their brilliance upon us


Can't hold a candle
Unable to compare to the dazzling light of our love


To your razzle-dazzle
The excitement and sparkle that you bring into my life


You've got me flyin' high and wide
I am filled with exhilaration and joy because of you


On a magic carpet ride
Transported to a fantastical journey of love and happiness


Full of butterflies inside
Feeling a fluttering sensation of anticipation


Wanna cry, wanna croon
Emotions are overwhelming, wanting to express them through tears and song


Wanna laugh like a loon
Filled with such happiness that laughter bubbles out uncontrollably


It's that old devil moon in your eyes
The enchanting power of the moon reflected in your gaze


Just when I think
At the moment I believe


I'm free as a dove
I am liberated and unencumbered


Old devil moon
The captivating and irresistible charm of the moon


Deep in your eyes
Evident in your gaze


Blinds me with love
Overwhelms me with affection and passion




Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing, Royalty Network, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Burton Lane, E. Y. Harburg

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