Song Lyrics

Moon In The Mirror

by Joni Mitchell

Printer-friendly version of this lyric

Moon in the mirror
Won't you stay awhile tonight?
All things of beauty
Are too soon out of sight
I know it's a selfish plea
You must light the hearts of more than me
There's a girl at her window
Now she's trying to catch your eye
But oh, pretty stranger
You must keep on passing by

Moon in the mirror
I don't know you
Just a reflection
Of kisses and whispers and indigo skies
Moon in the mirror
Look below you
Moon's looking back
And they're loving and longing and telling no lies

Moon in the mirror
I will ask you one more time
Not for a reason
And not for a rhyme
But please tell me if you can
Have you seen a moonlit man?
He's so very like you
You could see him from afar
Perhaps he's misplaced moonbeam
Or a banished star

Moon in the mirror
He's so like you
Light up the room
For an hour; a smile or the beat of my heart
Oh how my heart tried to fight him
Fight against mirrors
Of moonlight or lovelight
You're lost from the start,
From the start.

© August 22, 1966; Gandalf Publishing Co.

Transcriptions of Moon In The Mirror


Log in to make a comment

Douglas Savage on

Does anyone know where I can listen to this song?

Mark on

We only knew the song title; it wasn't until recently when we were able to hear it. It was published in the Music of Joni Mitchell songbook in the late 60s so no one denied its existence.

phenry on

This song was one of the most requested songs she played back in Joni's coffeehouse days and yet this was another one nobody had heard of when I first joined the list. Now the lyrics are somehow available though I have never heard a recording of it. Well, at least now people know I was telling the truth.