The Whole of the Moon

The Whole of the Moon (by the Waterboys) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsNTmjlf1vI


I pictured a rainbow
You held it in your hand
I had flashes
You saw the plan
I wandered out in the world for years
While you just stayed in your room
I saw the crescent
You saw the whole of the moon
The whole of the moon

You were there in the turnstiles
With the wind at your heels
You stretched for the stars
And you know how it feels
To reach too high
Too far
Too soon
You saw the whole of the moon

I was grounded
While you filled the skies
I was dumbfounded by truth
You cut through lies
I saw the rain dirty valley
You saw "Brigadoon"
I saw the crescent
You saw the whole of the moon

I spoke about wings
You just flew
I wondered, I guessed and I tried
You just knew
I sighed
And you swooned
I saw the crescent
You saw the whole of the moon
The whole of the moon
The whole of the moon

The torch in your pocket 
And the wind on your heels
You climbed on a ladder
And you know how it feels
To get too high
Too far
Too soon
You saw the whole of the moon
The whole of the moon

Unicorns and cannonballs
Palaces and Piers
Trumpets, towers, and tenaments
Wide oceans full of tears
Flags, rags, ferryboats
Scimitars and scarves
Every precious dream and vision
Underneath the stars
Yes, you climbed on a ladder
With the wind in your sails
You came like a comet
Blazing your trail
Too high
Too far
Too soon
You saw the whole of the moon 

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4 Responses Mar 9, 2009

I have to agree with you that it is one of the greatest love songs and finest pieces of poetry ever put together. The music is brilliant but the words stand alone as a monument to human expression. Very very underrated songwriters.

A brilliant tune, agreed... Thx Xia!

IM STILL ON THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON FROM LAST NIGHT............SITTING AMONGST MY OTHER FLOYDIAN'S OUT THERE IN THE PALACE IN DETROIT. THE SHOW WAS FANTASTIC, MORE THAN WHAT I EXPECTED EVEN. NOW THE LYRICS TO THE WALL, ANYONE WOULD HAVE TO ADMIT , JUST PURE BRILLIANCE MAGNIFIED TIMES 10 FOR SOUND.<br />
"SHORTER OF BREATH & ONE DAY CLOSER TO DEATH!!! the first time i heard those lyrics to that song i was only 9 yrs old, i was HOOKED from that point on. Nothing like putting it literally, but it's so true.

All around me, by Flyleaf<br />
Nutshell, by alice in chains<br />
and sweet sacrifice, by Evanesence all moved me, maybe you would like those songs too