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.”

②huckleberry:

※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.