Lyrics

Oh, the moon was shining
Somewhere over the sea
Oh, the moon was waiting
For you to return to me

I haven't seen the day
Since you went away
Oh, the moon was shining
Somewhere over the sea

There's been no light of day
Since you went away
Oh, the moon was shining
Somewhere over the sea

Oh, the snow was falling
Colder than winters I've known
Oh, the snow was falling
Icicles turning to stone

Still I wish on a star
Come back wherever you are
Oh, the snow was falling
Colder since I've been alone

Oh, the stars stopped glowing
On the night that you left
Oh, the wind stopped blowing
All I could hold was my breath

Still I have to believe
You will return to me
Oh, the stars stopped glowing
On the night that you left

Still I have to believe
You will return to me
Oh, the stars stopped glowing
On the night that you left

Still I have to believe
You will return to me
Oh, the snow was falling
Colder than winters I've known

Oh, the stars have stopped glowing
As my heart turned into stone
Somewhere over the sea
You will return to me


Songwriters

Ritchie Blackmore, Candice Night

Review

The song appears in two versions on the album. This "haunting ballad" acoustic version is followed by a Rock version called "The Moon is Shining (Somewhere over the Sea)."

Songwriter and lead guitarist Ritchie Blackmore said the song is "based on an old folk Czech melody which Candice and I thought were very melodic and haunting. We adapted and arranged to suit more of a rock structure. We also played it as a ballad as it was originally intended. We asked several of our Czech friends what it was called but they couldn't tell us, so it remains a mystery."

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