Lyrics to Serenade

Lyrics to the song Serenade as recorded by Roxy Music.


Darkness falls around your window pane
A light still burns but just a smouldering flame
Is it the end of another affair?
An open engagement with gloom
Or will you be smiling
When the sun conjures up?
A broken spell au clair de lune

Silhouette as you draw the shade
Cloak of night you know it's tailor-made
G-Plan gymnastics
By an everglow fire
Could never mean the same
As summer enchantment
By an old mill steam
From courtly love to costly game

Maybe I'm wrong for seeming
Ungrateful, unforgiving
Oh how it hurts now you're finally leaving
I couldn't take anymore

Now's the time let's hide away
Sacred hours saved from yesterday
Boo-hoo willows weep around you still
Mirror reflections of dew
But waterfall pages of an open book
Could shower new horizons soon
Call the tune will you swoon
As I croon your serenade?


Album Track

If Roxy were in the habit of putting out 2 singles from an album at this time then this would have been the follow up to Street Life. This track also features one of Phil Manznaera's finest solos. It was performed during the 1973 Stranded tour but hasn't been played live since.

Song Musicians

Serenade is on the following Roxy Music and Solo Albums