Good Christ listen to Shirley Bassey oversing this!
I've heard Moon River three times this week in three different situations. The tune is lovely. I love the tune, as does the entire world. Its a classic. But beyond the pretty la la notes, this song makes no sense. The lyrics make no sense. Below, I try to make sense of it and fail.
Moon River, wider than a mile,
I'm crossing you in style some day.
Ok, the singer sees a river he wants to cross "in style" in the future. Its a wide river. And he is so keen on crossing said river, he's predetermined the "style" he's going to cross it in. Perhaps a lovely riverboat with chandeliers and poker tables.
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker,
wherever you're going I'm going your way.
Whoa. Where the hell did a "dream maker" come from? The singer was talking about crossing a river and now he brings up this thing called a "dream maker." Why? I want to hear more about this river. But now that you bring it up, what is a "dream maker"? Moving on, he gives us his second goal: to follow it. He doesn't care where. I think he does care and is lying. He wants to cross the mile-wide Moon River in a stylish riverboat. He said so earlier.
Two drifters off to see the world.
There's such a lot of world to see.
Now the singer has coupled himself in his mind with this other character, the dream maker. I don't understand. And he states the obvious: the world is big. And still no mention of the river. What happened to the river?
We're after the same rainbow's end--
waiting 'round the bend,
my huckleberry friend,
Moon River and me.
What the hell?! How can the singer and the dream maker be after the same goal? He just revealed he is *following* the dream maker. Oh wait. He did make up this shit about him and the dream maker being the same being earlier. So now, since they are "one," they want the same thing. What is that thing? And what the DAMn hell is a huckleberry friend? I do not care for these lyrics.