Saturday, December 23, 2006

Midnight Sun

music by Lionel Hampton (above) and Sonny Burke (top)

lyric by
Johnny Mercer (middle)

Your lips were like a red and ruby chalice, warmer thana summer night,
The clouds were like an alabaster palace rising to a snowy height.
Each star its own aurora borealis, suddenly you held me tight,
I could see the midnight sun.

I can't explain the silver rain that found me, or was that a moonlit veil?
The music of the universe around me, or was that a nightingale?
And then your arms miraculously found me, suddenlt the sky turned pale,
I could see the midnight sun.

Was there such a night, it's a thrill I still don't quite believe,
But after you were gone, there was still some stardust on my sleeve.

The flame of it may dwindle to an ember, and the stars forget to shine,
And we may see the meadow in December, icy white and crystalline.
But, oh, my darling always I'll remember, when your lips were close to mine,
And I/we saw the midnight sun.


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