Lilac Wine is a song written by James Shelton in 1950. It was introduced by Hope Foye in the short-lived theater musical revue, Dance Me a Song. The song has since been recorded by many artists including Eartha Kitt, Nina Simone, Elkie Brooks, Katie Melua, Jeff Buckley, Clare Maguire, Jeff Beck, Fanny Ardant, John Legend, Miley Cyrus, Emily Keener, The Cinematic Orchestra, Lady Rizo, and Ana Moura.

This is footage of Adam Lambert singing Lilac Wine in April 2018.

Lilac Wine (Music Video) Edit

Adam Lambert singing acapella "Lilac Wine" , April 19

Adam Lambert singing acapella "Lilac Wine" , April 19


Lilac Wine (Lyrics) Edit

I lost myself on a cool damp night Gave myself in that misty light Was hypnotized by a strange delight Under a lilac tree I made wine from the lilac tree Put my heart in its recipe It makes me see what I want to see And be what I want to be

When I think more than I want to think Do things I never should do I drink much more than I ought to drink Because I brings me back you

Lilac wine is sweet and heady, Like my love Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, Like my love Listen to me I cannot see clearly Isn't that he coming to me nearly here?

Lilac wine is sweet and heady Where's my love? Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, Where's my love?

Listen to me, why is everything so hazy? Isn't that he, or am I just going crazy, dear? Lilac Wine, I feel unready For my love