Song A Day Challenge Day 4

This is the fourth entry in the song a day challenge. The details of which can be found here

Midnight Sun. The lyrics were written by Johnny Mercer who was one the great lyricists of the 20th Century and not a bad singer to boot either, the music was written by Bandleader/Vibraphone Player/Drummer Lionel Hampton and Sonny Burke.

Your lips were like a red and ruby chalice, warmer than the summer night
The clouds were like an alabaster palace rising to a snowy height.
Each star it’s 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 moonlight veil?
The music of the universe around me, or was that a nightingale?
And then your arms miraculously found me, suddenly 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 we saw the midnight sun.

Read more: Ella Fitzgerald – Midnight Sun Lyrics | MetroLyrics

 

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