Michael Franks - Nightmoves Lyrics




The music begins
And the titles fade in
Starring you and me
The hero is struggling to say
That his lady is far away
In her prison of wishes
We love and we fight
But it's all Day For Night
Just a Masquerade
We reel till the red light is off
Then we go take our faces off
Like two clowns in a sideshow

Love is like two dreamers dreaming the exact same dream
Just another technicolor romance on the screen
Love is like two dreamers dreaming the exact same dream
Just another technicolor romance on the screen

I keep you in frame
And I whisper your name
Till the picture fades
The feeling is already gone
I don't know why am I going on
Can't remember the ending





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  1. Jonathan Allen

    When I first heard this a couple of years ago I found it so familiar that I wondered if it had appeared in the classic Gene Hackman detective film of the same name. It didn't, but I found this in the Trivia section of the film's imdb page: "If you're a Michael Franks fan, you might be haunted by the soundtrack by Michael Smalls. Throughout the film, including in the final shots, you'll hear a recognizable tune that became the song, "Nightmoves," for which Michael Franks wrote lyrics and released on his 1987 album, "The Art of Tea."

  2. Jasmine Chardai

    This white man too smooth baby

  3. b cyman

    Favorite song on the album!

  4. Joe Losardo

    The musicians on this album are just stellar

  5. Manny Morelis

    2019 and every year

  6. Strongarm Rebel

    This is the dude who taught me to rap to women

  7. Richo

    Intemporel et toujours opérant....! Merci Mr Michael.

  8. Frédéric Jacquet

    This song gives me the blues...the good blues !

  9. ギュン也

    キリンジはこの曲を参考にして
    「雨は毛布のように」を作り上げたのだろうな。

  10. Frank P

    Sin730 was here

  11. Marcos Murakami

    Nightmoves
    Michael Franks
    The music begins and the titles fade in, starrin' you and me
    The hero is struggling to say that his lady is far away
    In her prison of wishes
    We love and we fight but it's all day for night just a masquerade
    We'll read till the red light is off then we go take our faces off
    Like two clowns in a side show
    Love is like two dreamers dreamin' the exact same dream
    Just another Technicolor romance on the screen

    Love is like two dreamers dreamin' the exact same dream
    Just another Technicolor romance on the screen
    I keep you in frame and I whisper your name till the picture fades
    The feeling is already gone, I don't know why I'm going on
    Can't remember the ending

  12. Koe Van

    "Love is like 2 dreamers dreaming the exact same dream"..

    Kyla

    Yes. 🖤

  13. dlc1119

    The Art of Tea is one of the few 'perfect' albums to my mind - no filler, every song excellent. Was listening to it today and said to myself, is that Larry Carlton on guitar? Yep

    lfs3360

    Yeah Larry on guitar. His work in this album is awesome. L.C. is one of the best studio guitar player I have ever heard.

    Incognito ONE

    @lfs3360 Don't forget the rest of the gang, Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, Stix Hooper...otherwise known as the Jazz Crusaders!

    Gothboi Prince

    Incognito ONE yessss

  14. Kevin Little

    WHY DID THEY GET RID OF THE FULL ALBUM VID ON HERE?!?!?

  15. Thomas Webb

    SO GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Eldie Valenciano

    Legend !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Ian Boelts

    the instrumentation in this song kicks ass

  18. Eric Miller

    Michael Franks is truly one of the best singer-songwriters of our time.

  19. Eric Miller

    Hmmm... Is Time Together his best work, or The Art of Tea? I recommend that everyone listen to this album, then go right over to Time Together. You be the judge! Both are masterpieces in their own right.

    Gothboi Prince

    Eric Miller neither, one bad habit is

  20. The Winchester Music Tavern

    New discovery...Great album! Any suggestions for artists who sound like Michael Franks?

    Donald Cook

    Bobby Caldwell

  21. Jason Crosby

    One of my favorite Michael Franks tracks. Got introduced to Michael franks in 1985 at Grambling State University and have been a fan ever since.

  22. fidel amurao

    my 4 decades of michael franks...a true legend of lyrical poetry...a master of his own genre...

  23. I, Go

    Ugh. why is this one in a lower key/register. nope

  24. Charles Huffman

    Concert in St.Pete in the mid 70' have never seen a concert with more beautiful and classy sweet women.

  25. Jim Knepper

    Mellow!!!!

  26. Dylan Bielanski

    Awhlee - Tandem.

  27. Mario Thomas

    Wow. God bless Michael Franks. I'm only started listening to the rest  of his greatness after St.Elmo's.

  28. Samantha Torres

    Cool stop motion film! LOL haha xD

  29. gpshzcccms

    I think the beginning sounds like "venus"

  30. Frédéric Jacquet

    Nobody on earth can sing the way he sings "Just an another technicolor romance on the screen" So much romantism ....unique Mickael Francks. A masterpiece !

  31. MrGoblin60

    It's scary to think that I first heard this almost 40 years ago! Listening to it again makes me think of those warm nights spent struggling with Chemistry and Biology studies. Innocent days made bearable with good music like this.

    Law Bail

    40 years ago, I was traveling to San Francisco on a Greyhound bus with four kids!!!!Never looked back!!! Risky days made bearable with good music!!

  32. philippe bouchy

    first album with warner bros in 1975 among a brilliant generation of session musicians such as larry carlton john guerin wilton felder joe sample etc.....excellent debut album.

    IronMan93

    Yes, it's a stellar cast of session musicians on this album!

    lfs3360

    a dream team

  33. mitchwheresmybunny

    Love is like 2 dreamers dreaming the exact same dream....

    DISCOMEDUSA •.•

    I wanna give this 5 thums up

  34. João Pedreira

    This song is down pitched. It is different from the Original, that you can find in the Album and some others here in Youtube.

  35. Anne Marie Harpen Broermann

    I wore this album out when I first heard it. LOVE LOVE LOVE. 

  36. Oded Fried-Gaon

    Good tune, good album.

  37. Samy Djelil

    genial!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. gary oler

    His voice and the music is a PERFECT fit!!! The lyrics are amazing and magical!!!

  39. the cysts

    this dude has never disappointed me

  40. giguild

    All these guys are great people! I have met all the Crusaders minus "Sticks" They are touring here on the West Coast this last week Sanj Jose Jazz and Yoshi's SF!

  41. Leilani

    Used to live next door to Wilton Felder. A very nice man. I was 5 years old when the Jazz Crusaders would practice in the garage while we played in the yard. Who knew?

    Melumzi Nontangana

    You are very lucky to hear all those sounds. You must be the funkiest person alive.

  42. MrGoonerforlife

    Love this album with larry carlton at the guitar, saw larry in the late 70's at the baked potatoes in LA

    Steven Fimmel

    Lucky you!

    Adekunle Otukoya

    Michael Franks is what we cherish because we're jazz music lovers, jazz musicians are always in his music.

  43. giguild

    @wtube07 actually that is Wilton Felder on Bass Not Pops, Wilton was considered a pretty good Studio Bass player as well, John Gurien on Drums.