The song was used in the 1991 film The Rocketeer, during the part where Neville Sinclair takes Jenny to The South Seas Club. This song is unusual in that, after a simple verse, it does not follow the usual 64-bar refrain that characterizes the structure of most pop music, but tells its entire story in 32 bars.
What good is the scheming, the planning and dreaming That comes with each new love affair The dreams that we cherish, so often might perish And leaves you with castles in air
When you're alone, Who cares for starlit skies When you're alone, The magic moonlight dies At break of dawn, There is no sunrise When your lover has gone
What lonely hours, The evening shadows bring What lonely hours, With memories lingering Like faded flowers, Life can't mean anything When your lover has gone