Moonlight Over Paris – Song Lyric Sunday

It’s Song Lyric Sunday! This week is about cities, countries, counties and states! So many choices right? I chose Moonlight Over Paris since this is one of my favorites.

The first video is the version of Peter Mayer who co-wrote the song with James Mayer and Roger Guth for Vanessa Williams’ The Sweetest Days album in 1994. Although Vanessa didn’t release it as a single, Peter Mayer then included it in his album Spare Tire Orchestra in 2001.

There is another known rendition of this song, the one of Paolo Santos’, a Filipino musician who had become very popular in the Philippines during the early 2000s for the so-called “second hand songs.” He did the acoustic version and has included the song in his Live Sessions album in 2003 and eventually, in his The Anthology album in 2018.

Peter Mayer’s Live Version

Moonlight Over Paris

You say you’ve been overseas
I say over where
You say just a holiday
My Alsatian heir
I say I’ve been working late, working overtime
Haven’t seen that sun since sixty-nine

Does the moonlight shine on Paris
After the sun goes down
If the London Bridge is falling
Will anybody hear a sound
If you follow the sunset will it ever end
Does the moonlight shine on Paris

Oh and how can you just walk away
Is it something that I said
I see only black and white
You see green and red
You believe in the miracles
Water into wine
I’ll believe it when it makes the New York Times

Does the moonlight shine on Paris
After the sun goes down
If the London Bridge is falling
Will anybody hear a sound
If you follow the sunset will it ever end
Does the moonlight shine on Paris

The one of Paolo Santos
Track Video

Have you heard of this song before?



10 thoughts on “Moonlight Over Paris – Song Lyric Sunday

    1. Thanks Jim… I wish to be able to see the London Bridge… the farthest I’ve gone is Heathrow Airport… 😀

      I’ve been to Paris though… and indeed, the moonlight shines brighter on Paris ❤

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