We Kiss in a Shadow
Vic Damone Lyrics


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We kiss in a shadow,
We hide from the moon,
Our meetings are few,
And over too soon.
We speak in a whisper,
Afraid to be heard,
When people are near,
We speak not a word.
Alone in our secret,
Together we sigh,
For one smiling day to be free
To kiss in the sunlight
And say to the sky:
Behold and believe what you see!
Behold how my lover loves me!

We speak in a whisper,
Afraid to be heard,
When people are near,
We speak not a word.
Alone in our secret,
Together we sigh,
For one smiling day to be free

To kiss in the sunlight
And say to the sky:
Behold and believe what you see!
Behold how my lover loves me!

To kiss in the sunlight
And say to the sky:




Behold and believe what you see!
Behold how my lover loves me!

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Vic Damone's song We Kiss in a Shadow depict a clandestine love affair between two individuals, who are forced to keep their feelings and actions hidden from others. The opening lines "We kiss in a shadow, we hide from the moon" suggest that their relationship needs to be kept a secret, away from public scrutiny or judgment. The lines "Our meetings are few, and over too soon" add to the sense of fleetingness and urgency that characterizes their love. They are aware that they can only see each other in brief moments, and that they need to savor every second of their time together.


The lines "We speak in a whisper, afraid to be heard, when people are near, we speak not a word" emphasize the clandestine nature of their relationship. They are cautious and aware of their surroundings, trying not to give any clues to their true feelings or intentions. The following lines "Alone in our secret, together we sigh, for one smiling day to be free" evoke a sense of longing and desire for more freedom, for a time when they can be open about their love and not have to keep it hidden.


The final lines of the song "To kiss in the sunlight, and say to the sky: behold and believe what you see! behold how my lover loves me!" express the hope and dream of a time when their love can be out in the open, free from constraints and fears. The image of kissing in the sunlight, with the sky as a witness, symbolizes the desire to be able to express their feelings without any reservations or fears.


Line by Line Meaning

We kiss in a shadow,
We are lovers who meet in secret and kiss in a hidden area.


We hide from the moon,
We try to stay hidden from anyone, even the moon, who might reveal our secret.


Our meetings are few,
We don't get to meet often due to the secrecy of our relationship.


And over too soon.
When we do meet, our time together feels like it ends too quickly.


We speak in a whisper,
When we do talk, we speak softly so as not to be overheard.


Afraid to be heard,
We fear that others might find out about our relationship, so we keep our voices low.


When people are near,
If anyone is around us, we become very quiet.


We speak not a word.
We remain silent, not wanting to give anything away.


Alone in our secret,
We are the only ones who know about our relationship and keep it hidden from everyone else.


Together we sigh,
We both feel the weight of the secrecy and long to be free to openly express our love.


For one smiling day to be free
We hope for a day when we can be open about our love and not have to hide.


To kiss in the sunlight
We want to be able to express our love openly and passionately in the brightness of daylight.


And say to the sky:
We would express our love loudly and proudly to the world around us.


Behold and believe what you see!
We want the world to see and believe that our love is real and true.


Behold how my lover loves me!
We want everyone to see and understand the depth of our love for each other.




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
Written by: OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II, RICHARD RODGERS

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