New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.


Not a sound from the pavement
Has the moon lost her memory
She is smiling alone
In the lamplight
The withered leaves collect at my feet
And the wind begins to moan
All alone in the moonlight
I can smile happy your days ( I can dream of the old days)
Life was beautiful then
I remember the time I knew what happiness was
Let the memory live again
Every street lamp seems to beat
A fatalistic warning
Someone mutters and the street lamp gutters
And soon it will be morning
I must wait for the sunrise
I must think of a new life
And I mustnt give in
When the dawn comes
Tonight will be a memory too
And a new day will begin

Burnt out ends of smoky days
The still cold smell of morning
A street lamp dies ,another night is over
Another day is dawning
Touch me,
It is so easy to leave me
All alone with the memory
Of my days in the sun
If you touch me,
Youll understand what happiness is
Look, a new day has begun...

Lyrics taken from

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeaningsPost my meaning

  • z
    Zandra AlcoverJun 2, 2013 at 9:37 am
    I HOPE I WILL BE so too, I also dream to be a singer, I do not really self confident to face the crowds.I've always just prayed that he would give me a self confident and would give me as a person able to discover my voice and he will help me stand for what they had for me.
  • U
    UnregisteredSep 2, 2012 at 12:38 am
    An alley cat is dying alone in the street, without love or companionship. She is recalling happier times--her youth. The sunrise or new day symbolizes her impending death and the last sustaining note of the word "begun" is her ascent (in spirit) to heaven.
  • U
    UnregisteredApr 9, 2012 at 3:13 pm
    Hello world i lost my uncle and he was the only personi loved i have family but i dont feel as safe as i did with him we used to sing the great old duke of york but this reminds me also of him rip uncle tom xxx
  • U
    UnregisteredApr 5, 2012 at 12:07 pm
    Memory is what i remember of a good time but a good memory led me to a un happy memory and thats why they are sometimes hard to remember
  • U
    UnregisteredDec 24, 2011 at 12:55 am
    Hard song... :( hard song to sing!!! Can't decide whether to sing it higher - or lower. Hmm... So many choices!

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    Min 50 words
    Not bad

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.