I watched the film Moonrise Kingdom which is a touching and funny story about two 12 year olds falling in love.

As I was watching it, a song came into my mind that I had not heard for a long time – Leo Sayer’s “Moonlighting” which is about a young couple in love, who are eloping to Gretna Green.
 

He sees her at the same time every night
At that the Mexican discotheque
She gives him French kisses
He gives her French cigarettes
They sit at the same table every time
The lights are low but their eyes shine
Just digging the music from those sweet soul bands
She keeps him outta fights holds on to his hand
He whispers slowly “tonight’s the night”
Months of planning so it’s gotta be right
Under the table her bag is busting at the seams
She made sure to bring everything

Moonlighting
They’re leaving everything
Moonlighting
They’re losing all their friends
Moonlighting
It’s the only way it’s frightening
But it means they’ll stay together
They’re gonna make it together

His blue Morris van is parked in an alley
Just by Montague Street
His friend Eddie he did the respray
So he couldn’t drive it all last week
And it cost most of the money
That he had saved up to pay Eddie’s receipt
But he figures it’s worth it
(‘Cos the disguise is a must)
When they go missing

They’re gonna look for the van first
She whispers slowly “It’ll be alright
I took some cash from my building society
And my monthly cheque came in just right
If only they knew they weren’t giving it away”

Moonlighting
They’re leaving everything
Moonlighting
They’re losing all their friends
Moonlighting
It’s the only way it’s frightening
But it means they’ll stay together
They’re gonna make it together

9:15 Monday morning at the printing works
The boss notices someone’s not clocked in
And the water department
Of the council offices has a message
That Mrs. Park’s daughter is missing
Meanwhile the Carlisle turn-off
Of the m6 motorway
Drinking cold black coffee
Eating hot cup cakes

She stares at him with his beard unshaved
Wonders at his powers of staying awake
He whispers slowly “you did just fine”
They shared the driving all through the night
She laughs “my mother will have lost her mind”
We’re only ten miles to Gretna
They’re three hundred behind”

Moonlighting
They’re leaving everything
Moonlighting
They’re losing all their friends
Moonlighting
It’s the only way it’s frightening
But it means they’ll stay together
They’re gonna make it together

Moonlighting
They’re leaving everything
Moonlighting
They’re losing all their friends
Moonlighting
It’s the only way it’s frightening
But it means they’ll stay together
They’re gonna make it together

9 thoughts on “Young Love

  1. isabellaesthermariarose says:

    I remember this one, Ronnie. Thank you. Brings back memories from my young days. I wonder what happened to Leo Sayer.

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    1. Ronnie says:

      He is still performing Isabella.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. isabellaesthermariarose says:

        Thank you, Ronnie.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. TinaC says:

    I didn’t knew this song, but I like it. Thanks for sharing! I searched and I was released a long time before I was born. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ronnie says:

      It would probably have been better if I had added a link to the title, as it is much older than a lot of people who view this blog. (I’ve done it now.)

      Good music is appreciated many years after it is first released. I am glad you liked it Cristina. 🙂

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      1. TinaC says:

        I think the same! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Mél@nie says:

    @”She gives him French kisses… He gives her French cigarettes…” 🙂
    * * *
    I also love “old” good movies & music… merci, Monsieur Ronnie! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ronnie says:

      Merci Madame Mélanie. 🙂

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