Wednesday, August 15, 2007

About a song called Blue Moon

Blue Moon
You saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own
Blue Moon
You know just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I really could care for

And then there suddenly appeared before me
The only one my arms will hold
I heard somebody whisper please adore me
And when I looked to the Moon it turned to gold

Blue Moon
Now I'm no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

I heard this song last night, performed by local Kim Durr, at the Community Band Concert, and can't get it out of my head. Which is not bad, because usually the songs I get stuck in my head are, like, "Sexy Back," or, maybe, "Beautiful Girl." Or some oldie we've mentioned at work.

As an added entertainment bonus, the dancing troupe of Caroline (age 3), and Taylor, (age 2, just today), performed.

The highlights of that impromptu performance were Taylor's signature move of relentless twirling, which always results in her getting dizzy and falling to the ground, only to jump up, undaunted, and twirl the other way; and Caroline's gracious recognition of the applause after each tune, with a little curtsy and bow.

Did you think the song Blue Moon was from the WWII era, as I did? Wrong. 1934. Interesting note: the melody went through three set of lyrics, over several years, before settling on the words above.

Anyway, in my head, I was left with a beautiful melody, romantic words, and the images of two graceful little girls dancing in a world all their own.

Well, what are you thinkin'? What song is playing in YOUR head?

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