The Lady In Red



I've never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight,
I've never seen you shine so bright, mm mm mm mm,
I've never seen so many men ask you if you wanted to dance,
They're looking for a little romance, given half a chance,
And I have never seen that dress you're wearing,
Or the highlights in your hair that catch your eyes,
I have been blind;

The lady in red is dancing with me, cheek to cheek,
There's nobody here, it's just you and me,
It's where I wanna be,
But I hardly know this beauty by my side,
I'll never forget the way you look tonight;

I've never seen you looking so gorgeous as you did tonight,
I've never seen you shine so bright, you were amazing,
I've never seen so many people want to be there by your side,
And when you turned to me and smiled, it took my breath away,
And I have never had such a feeling,
Such a feeling of complete and utter love,
As I do tonight;

The lady in red is dancing with me, cheek to cheek,
There's nobody here, it's just you and me,
It's where I wanna be,
But I hardly know this beauty by my side,
I'll never forget the way you look tonight;

I never will forget the way you look tonight...
The lady in red, the lady in red,
The lady in red, my lady in red,

I love you...
"What I've tried to do here is encapsulate a moment. It's about something which has happened to everybody, especially in a relationship with somebody; you get used to them. This is very much my story, this is about my wife, Diane. I wrote a lot of lyrics around an experience I had, being out with her one night, when I hadn't really noticed how great she looked. You know when you're out with your girlfriend, or whatever, and suddenly all these blokes are zero-ing in on her and trying to pick her up. You're getting a little jealous! In the song, at the end of the night everybody has gone home and there's this couple dancing on the floor, cheek to cheek. He's saying 'I've never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight'. Oh, it's... the girls are really going to like this! It's just about how you haven't noticed how she looks for a long time, and suddenly you're standing across the room and you think 'My God, who is she?' You realise she's with you, and she looks amazing. This song is very much about when you've been together with someone all the time and you're getting maybe a little bit bored with one another's company over a period of days. You just go out and she's made an effort - she looks fantastic. It's about that moment when you're across the room and she turns and smiles at you. There's a crowd of people around her and she's the star of the night."
The Getaway Gazette, May '86
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