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Thin Lizzy - Dancing in the Moonlight (It's Caught Me in It's Spotlight)

[Verse 1]
When I passed you in the doorway
Well you took me with a glance
I should have took that last bus home
But I asked you for a dance

Now we go steady to the pictures
I always get chocolate stains on my pants
And my father he's going crazy
He says I'm living in a trance

But I'm dancing in the moonlight
Its caught me in its spotlight
Said I'm dancing in the moonlight
On this long, hot summer night

[Verse 2]
Its three o'clock in the morning
And I'm on the streets again
I disobeyed another warning
I should've been in by ten

Now I won't get out until Sunday
I'll have to say I stayed with friends
Oh but it's a habit worth forming
If it means to justify the ends

This uptempo, slightly jazzy number was clearly influenced by Van Morrison, of whom Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott was a big fan. One of Morrison's famous songs is "Moondance." The subtitle was added by the band's American record company, Mercury, to distinguish it from the King Harvest song with the same title released four years earlier.

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