Moon River

lyric: Johnny Mercer music: Henry Mancini

Moon River, wider than a mile
I’m crossin’ you in style some day
Old dream maker, you heart breaker
Wherever your goin’, I’m goin’ your way

Two drifters, off to see the world
There’s such a lot of world to see
We’re after the same rainbow’s end
Waitin’ round the bend, My huckleberry friend,
Moon River and me

Words & Phrases

① rainbow’s end:

A dream that cannot be fulfilled. ※It is used in this sense because it means “the end of the rainbow” and “you can’t reach it even if you go.”


※The same type of fruit as blueberries. My huckleberry friend can also be interpreted as a childhood friend whom the lyricist picked and played within his hometown.