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What “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” Lyrics by TWICE Mean: Song Meaning

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TWICE – MOONLIGHT SUNRISE Lyrics Meaning

“MOONLIGHT SUNRISE”, written by TWICE members and their team, is a song released on the 20th of January 2023. It is the first single from their March 2023 album, Our Youth. The meaning of the song “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” lyrics by TWICE is a strong desire for love, attraction, and connection with their love interest. Many of the lyrics include invitations for the romantic interests of the singers to join them and spend time together.

Embedded below is the Official Music Video of the song from YouTube. Read the rest of the article while the music plays in the background. The complete lyrics of the song “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” by TWICE are at the end of this article.

Official Music Video of “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” by TWICE

Decoding Meaning of “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” Lyrics

“MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” lyrics by TWICE convey a strong emotional and romantic sentiment. The singers express their feelings of attraction, desire, and affection toward their crushes. They use imagery such as moonlight, sunrise, and butterflies to describe their emotions. TWICE singers express their confidence in their ability to make the person feel the same way towards them. They express their willingness to be upfront and honest about their intentions. The line-by-line analysis of the meaning of the lyrics behind the song “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” by TWICE is below:

“MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” lyrics TWICE communicate a sense of urgency and immediacy in the desire for love and connection with someone else.

[Intro/ Refrain: Nayeon, Sana & Mina]: Desires For Physical Affection

Oh, yeah
Baby, I don’t really mean to rush
But I’ma really need your touch
If I’ma make it through the night
I got the moonlight
Tequila sunrise
Uh, come take a shot on me, I got ya

Intro/ Refrain to “MOONLIGHT SURPRISE” Lyrics by TWICE

Meaning

The intro and refrain of “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” lyrics by TWICE express their desires for physical affection from their crush. They say that they are feeling a sense of urgency to be close to the person they like. TWICE members need the touch from their respective crushes in order to be able to make it through the night. They mention that they have the moonlight and tequila sunrise to keep them company. But it’s not the same as having their crush present with them. The last line “come take a shot on me, I got ya” is an invitation to the person to join them. “I got ya” is a way of saying that they will take care of their love interests and make sure their love interests are comfortable around them.

[Verse 1: Jihyo, Dahyun]: Expression of Desire For Love

I’ve been craving for your love
Can’t see nobody but us (Can’t see nobody but us)
So I, so I, so I
See you from across the room
Make my way over to you
 (My way over to you)
I’m trippin’ over butterflies

Verse 1 to “MOONLIGHT SURPRISE” Lyrics by TWICE

Meaning

In the first verse of “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE”, TWICE members sing to express their desire for the love of their love interests. They can’t see anyone else but the person they are talking to. TWICE artists are drawn to their respective crushes, like a moth to a flame. They feel butterflies in their stomach as they approach the person they like. This describes the feeling of attraction and nervousness when interacting with someone you are interested in.

[Pre-Chorus: Jeongyeon, Tzuyu]: Expressing Feelings In “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” Lyrics

I don’t know how to say this
I hope this song’s on your playlist
This feeling’s so hard to explain
I don’t even know how to talk right now
It’s “I need you” o’clock right now
I want you to hear me say

Pre-Chorus to “MOONLIGHT SURPRISE” Lyrics by TWICE

Meaning

The pre-chorus of “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” lyrics by TWICE show their difficulty in expressing their feelings towards someone. They don’t know how to express their feeling. But they hope that this song is on their love interests’ playlist and that they are listening to it. The singers say that the feeling is hard to explain. They don’t even know how to talk about it. “It’s ‘I need you’ o’clock right now” expresses a sense of urgency and immediacy to their need for the presence of their crush. “I want you to hear me say” means TWICE singers want their respective crushes to understand and hear their feelings even though they find it hard to express them.

[Chorus/ Outro: Sana, JihyoMomoDahyun]: Description of a Romantic Moment

Moonlight sunrise
Baby, come be my starlight
Moonlight sunrise
Oh, baby, just to make you stay
Moonlight sunrise
Baby, let’s do it all night
Moonlight sunrise
I guarantee I got ya

Chorus & Outro to “MOONLIGHT SURPRISE” Lyrics by TWICE

Meaning

In the chorus of “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” lyrics, TWICE singers describe a romantic moment in the night. Here, the singers invite the love interests they are talking to get into this romantic moment. The phrase “Moonlight sunrise” describes the beauty of the moment and the setting. TWICE singers invite their crushes to be a part of the moment, to be the “starlight” that makes the moment special. “let’s do it all night” mean they want to spend the whole night with their crushes and enjoy the moment together. “I guarantee I got ya” means that TWICE singers are confident. They make this moment special for the person and make them stay.

[Verse 2: Chaeyoung, Momo]: Expression of Desire For Love

Loving undefeated, on your knees pleading
Baby, you can hit up my line when you need it
Said that you tried? Baby, you succeeded
Got a craving, baby, can you feed it?
Took a trip under moonlight
Follow me to the sunrise
Everyday, every night
Ayy, come with me, don’t think twice

Verse 2 to “MOONLIGHT SURPRISE” Lyrics by TWICE

Meaning

The second verse of “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” lyrics by TWICE is from a song where the singers express their desire for love. They say that their love is unbreakable. Their crushes talk to them, they are on their knees, begging for their love. TWICE singers say that the person can hit up their line when they need it. This means that the singers are always available for their love. “Said that you tried? Baby, you succeeded” means that their love has tried to resist their love. But they have failed.

TWICE singers express a craving for their crushes. They ask their crushes if they can satisfy their desires. The singers invite their crushes to come with them on a trip under the moonlight and follow them to the sunrise. This means that they will spend the whole night together. “Everyday, every night” means that TWICE singers want to spend all of their time with the person they like. The last line “Ayy, come with me, don’t think twice” is an invitation to their crush to join TWICE singers without hesitation.

[Bridge: Jihyo, SanaMomo]: Feelings, Intentions & Willingness To Be Upfront

Cards out on the table, what you say?
I need you, you need me, you’re mine
I’m your moonlight, you’re my sunrise, babe
I guarantee I got ya

Bridge to “MOONLIGHT SURPRISE” Lyrics by TWICE

Meaning

In the bridge of “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” lyrics, TWICE singers express their willingness to be upfront. They are honest about their feelings and intentions toward their love interest. TWICE singers lay their cards out on the table and ask their romantic interest what they think. The singers say that they need their crushes. They believe their crushes need them as well.

TWICE singers say that they see themselves as the “moonlight” of their crushes and their crushes as their “sunrise”. This means that they bring light and warmth to each other’s lives. The phrase “I guarantee I got ya” expresses the confidence and assurance of the singers. They make the person feel the same way toward them and they want to be together.

The Complete Lyrics of “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” by TWICE

Here are the complete lyrics of “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” by TWICE via Genius.

Oh, yeah
I guarantee I got ya

I’ve been craving for your love
Can’t see nobody but us (Can’t see nobody but us)
So I, so I, so I
See you from across the room
Make my way over to you
 (My way over to you)
I’m trippin’ over butterflies

Oh, yeah
Baby, I don’t really mean to rush
But I’ma really need your touch
If I’ma make it through the night
I got the moonlight
Tequila sunrise
Uh, come take a shot on me, I got ya

I don’t know how to say this
I hope this song’s on your playlist
This feeling’s so hard to explain
I don’t even know how to talk right now
It’s “I need you” o’clock right now
I want you to hear me say

Moonlight sunrise
Baby, come be my starlight
Moonlight sunrise
Oh, baby, just to make you stay
Moonlight sunrise
Baby, let’s do it all night
Moonlight sunrise
I guarantee I got ya

Loving undefeated, on your knees pleading
Baby, you can hit up my line when you need it
Said that you tried? Baby, you succeeded
Got a craving, baby, can you feed it?
Took a trip under moonlight
Follow me to the sunrise
Everyday, every night

Ayy, come with me, don’t think twice

Oh, yeah (Oh, yeah)
Baby, I don’t really mean to rush
But I’ma really need your touch
If I’ma make it through the night
I got the moonlight
Tequila sunrise
Ha, come take a shot on me, I got ya

I don’t know how to say this
I hope this song’s on your playlist
This feeling’s so hard to explain
I don’t even know how to talk right now
It’s “I need you” o’clock right now
I want you to hear me say

Moonlight sunrise
Baby, come be my starlight
Moonlight sunrise
Oh, baby, just to make you stay
Moonlight sunrise
Baby, let’s do it all night
Moonlight sunrise
I guarantee I got ya

Cards out on the table, what you say?
I need you, you need me, you’re mine
I’m your moonlight, you’re my sunrise, babe
I guarantee I got ya

Moonlight sunrise (Oh)
Baby, come be my starlight (Oh, yeah)
Moonlight sunrise
Oh, baby, just to make you stay (Oh, yeah)
Moonlight sunrise
Baby, let’s do it all night (Baby, let’s do it all night)
Moonlight sunrise (Oh, yeah)
I guarantee I got ya (Oh-oh)

Moonlight sunrise
Baby, come be my starlight (*Ah-ah-ah*)
Moonlight sunrise (*Ooh-ooh*)
I guarantee I got ya (*Moonlight sunrise*)
Moonlight sunrise (*Moonlight*)
Baby, let’s do it all night (*Sunrise*)
Moonlight sunrise (*Oh, yeah, yeah*)
I guarantee I got ya (*I guarantee I got ya*)

[Outro: Jihyo]
Moonlight sunrise

The Complete Lyrics of “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” by TWICE

Concluding Meaning of “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” Lyrics

In conclusion, the “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” lyrics by TWICE express a strong desire for someone’s love and affection. The singers express their feelings of attraction and nervousness. They express their need for physical affection and their difficulty in expressing their feelings. The singers share their willingness, to be honest about their intentions. They also share their confidence in their ability to make their crushes feel the same way toward them. TWICE singers use imagery such as moonlight, sunrise, and butterflies. These images describe the beauty of the moment and their feelings.

The inspiration came from the last tour [date] we had in L.A. During the tour, we had performed under the moonlight and we were dancing, and the composer for this song was there. He found our performance so beautiful, so that was what the inspiration of this song. … I hope that the song can remind our fans of that beautiful night that we had together.

TWICE singers via People

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Caleb Hughes

Caleb Hughes is an experienced news reporter with 8 years of experience in the entertainment industry. He has reported for TMZ as well as Cosmopolitan under a pen name in the past. At Laviasco, Caleb covers song lyrics meaning analysis.

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