Popular Moon Songs

Lyrics to Popular Moon Songs

Who Made The Moon

By Little River Band

Her little eyes looked up to the evening sky
As twilight spread across her sweet face she wondered why
She turned to me to ask who made it so
So sure that I would know

Who made the moon, who paints the sky
Who hangs the stars and turns them on each night
Who tells the rose it's time to bloom
How do Junebugs know it’s June
Dad, who made the moon

As that little girl grew up to discover life
She found that people’s words could cut deeper than a knife
But somehow hers were always used for good
I guess she understood

Who made the moon, who paints the sky
Who hangs the stars and turns them on each night
Who fills the hearts, that have no room
With shooting stars and toy balloons
Dad, who made the moon

And who decides who gets to live
And who decides its time to die
And who decides the ones you love
Don’t get to say goodbye

Now I sit alone and search the evening sky
I’d give everything I’ll ever own for just one more night
To hold her close and share the mystery
And hear her asking me

Who made the moon, who paints the sky
Who hangs the stars and turns them on each night
Who shows the world how to play in tune
She got her answers way too soon
She knows who made the moon

Who made the moon, who paints the sky
Who hangs the stars and turns them on each night
How can I fill this empty room
Why'd she have to leave so soon
God, who made the moon?

 

Same Side of the Moon
by Corrine May

I'm looking out the window
Where we sat to watch the stars
There's a chill within the air
It makes my heart long for your touch
You may be miles away
But as I kneel to pray

I see the same side of the moon
That we'll be looking on when the world turns blue
And know that time and space
can't come between me and you
We share the same side of the moon
And though you'll never see all my tears shine through
I know I can't be that far from you
If we're both looking on the same side of the moon.

I picture you across the oceans
In your corner of the world
I pray the wind will blow my voice
And gently whisper in your ear
Your night may be my day
And though the seasons change

It's still the same side of the moon
That we'll be looking on when the world turns blue
And know that time and space
can't come between me and you
We share the same side of the moon
And though you'll never see all my tears shine through
I know I can't be that far from you
If we're both looking on the same side of the moon
I know I can't be that far from you
If we're both looking on the same side of the moon


Child of the Moon

by The Rolling Stones

The wind blows rain into my face
The sun glows at the end of the highway
Child of the moon, rub your rainy eyes
Oh, child of the moon
Give me a wide-awake crescent-shaped smile

She shivers, by the light she is hidden
She flickers like a lamp lady vision
Child of the moon, rub your rainy eyes
Oh, child of the moon
Give me a wide-awake crescent-shaped smile

The first car on the foggy road riding
The last star for my lady is pinning
Oh, child of the moon, bid the sun arise
Oh, child of the moon
Give me a misty day, pearly gray, silver, silky faced,
Wide-awake crescent-shaped smile

 

Moon On Ice
by Yello

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The moon is on ice
It smiles from above
It lights up the night
And sends you its love
And sends you its love
In a small cafe
You said you were mine
The moon is on ice
Sitting alone
And love is the price
It won't let you go
Ohhh
In a small cafe
You said you were mine
You said you were mine
Dancing
Dancing girl
Dance with me
We'll dance into eternity
The moon is on ice
It smiles from above
It lights up the night
And it sends you its love
So why don't we meet
In that small cafe
Where you said you were mine
You said...
You said you were mine

Full Moon by the Kinks

Watch Them Play....

Haven't you noticed a kind of madness in my eyes?
It's only me, dear, in my midnight disguise.
Pay no attention if I crawl across the room.
It's just another full moon.
Don't be afraid of me when I'm walking in my sleep.
Don't get alarmed, dear, when I start to crawl and creep.
Try not to listen when I mumble like a loon.
It's just another full moon.
It's just another full moon.
You see before you a truly broken man.
'Cause when it gets to midnight, I don't know who I am.
Full moon's a-callin', and it's put a curse on me,
And it will never set me free.
The full moon's still up there,
Like a great white balloon.
The owls are a-callin',
And they're singin' my tune.
The night keeps a-callin'.
I wish the day would come soon,
To get away from another full moon.
Here comes another full moon.
If your hands start shakin'
When night starts to fall,
If you're scared of the moonlight
And the shadows on the wall,
If the face in the mirror
Isn't you at all,
It's just another full moon.
It's just another full moon.
La la la la la la.
La la la la la la.
La la la la la la.
La la la la la la.
It's just another full moon.

 


Low Red Moon
by Belly

So what, you think this is usual?
Strange moon, strange land, strange man.
Hold the hands of tiny horses,
Hold them, hold them kindly, man.
Low Red Moon,
How can you sleep like a baby,
Sleep like baby?
But you shine so different on another.
You shine different on another.
I look up, and I see
The raising of an old hope,
Brave and tattered.
A shining knight with shining eyes,
He shines around me brightly.
So now, I say this is beautiful.
I think you are strange.
Low red moon, how can you sleep like a baby,
Sleep like a baby?
But you shine so different on another.
You shine different on another.
Strange moon, strange land, strange...
You made me cry when I was young,
And I was young.
Now I got strong arms,
Strong arms for a girl,
And I say,
He belongs to me.
He belongs to me.
He's a human bed of roses.


LIGHT OF THE MOON

By the Pretenders

Take a message to my love
And don't say where you saw me
Seven men crossed the river
And they took all the money

Colour the wind
And search deep within
And by the light of the moon
Light of the moon
Light of the moon
We'll begin again

Secrets whispered in shadows
While the village lay sleeping
Guiding me to the answer
Bang a drum and I'll follow

Colour the wind
And search deep within
And by the light of the moon
Light of the moon
Light of the moon
We'll begin again

Say they're taking the children
Oh, I think they've forgotten
Does their innocence wander?
On its way back to my love

Colour the wind
And search deep within
And by the light of the moon
Light of the moon
Light of the moon
We'll begin again


Moon Rocks

by the Talking Heads

Flying saucers, levitation
Yo! I could do that
Get ready, for heavy duty
Go one, give it a chance
I saw your hair start to curl
So get up, write it down
You better wait for a while
So take your hands out of your pockets
And get your face adjusted
I heard it, somebody lied
And I'm staring out the window
Gonna let this thing continue
In it's natural time
Roundheads squareheads
Get settled in
You can hear my belly rumble
There's a voice that starts to mumble
Woo! It's starting to sing
Protons, neutrons
I ate a rock from the moon
Got shicked once; shocked twice
Let's see, what it can do
Man in the moon, moon in the man
I got a rock in my throat
Upside, up side down
My tummy start to talk . . . (what it say?)
Gonna rock it 'till I shock it
Gonna kick it 'till I drop it
Woo! Love at first sight
You can kick it, You can poke it
Ooh, I think you broke it
What about that!
Skin from a snake, blood from a stone
You know, that ain't no lie
I got hundreds of expressions
Try to make a good impression
Woo! Right between the eyes
I don't mind - let me go
Sounds inside - I don't know
Let me be - why not stay
I feel numb - let me play
I got wild imagination
Talkin' transubstantiation
Any version will do
I got mass communication
I'm the human corporation
I ate a rock from the moon
Moon in the rock, rock in the moon
There's a moon in my throat
You might think I'm wasting time
You might laugh but not for long
Hey! I'm working it out . . . (work it out)
I don't mind - let me go
Sounds inside - I don't know
Let me be - why not stay
I feel numb - let me play

 

 

Picture Of The Moon
By Gary Moore

Picture of the moon
you gave to me that night.
The stars were out to play,
the moon was shining bright.
If only I had known
that it would end so soon.
I was left with a picture of the moon.
The sound of soft guitars
beneath the spanish skies.
Across the candle lights
the sadness in your eyes.
If only I had known
that it would end so soon.
I was left with a picture of the moon.
Picture of the moon
you gave to me that night.
The stars were out to play,
the moon was shining bright.
However could I know
that it would end so soon?
I was left with a picture of the moon.
I was left with a picture of the moon.
All that's left is a picture of the moon.

 

A Better Moon

by Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, from the album "The Secret Language of Birds" 2000

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I see you better now, shaded in deeper blue.
Hardly needing to carry the find-your-way lamp
Down to the river.
Tonight flies a better moon.

Sad water buffalo lie fast near the shallows;
A splash revealing the fly-catching fishes.
Dark gods silently watching.
Tonight flies a better moon.

I guess you've known lovers here, compliant in passion;
Softly laid in the old reed bed, harshly
Lit in the noon sun.
Tonight flies a better moon.

Now cloaked in this milky light, new as the virgin dawn,
Shrouded sweetly in all kinds of mystery,
You turn, smile and then are gone.
Tonight flies a better moon.

 

The Woman In The Moon by Barbra Streisand

I was warned as a child of thirteen
Not to act too strong
Try to look like you belong but don't push girl
Save your time and trouble
Don't misbehave
I was raised in a No You Don't World
Overrun with rules
Memorize your lines and move as directed
That's an age old story
Everybody knows that's a worn out song
But you and I are changing that tune
We're learning new rhythms from the woman
I said the woman in the moon
Little sister, little brother
Keep on pushin'
Don't believe a word about
Things you heard about
Askin' too much too soon
'Cause they can hold back the tide
But they can never hold the woman in the moon
I believe there's a best of both worlds
Mixing old and new
Recognizing change is seldom expected
As I long suspected
They believed that strange was a word for wrong
Well not in my song
'Cause you, you and I are changing that tune
We're learning new rhythms from that woman in the moon
Little sister, little brother
Keep on pushin'
Don't believe a word about
Things you heard about
Askin' too much too soon
'Cause they can hold back the tide
But they can never hold the woman
I said the woman in the moon

 

Under a Violet Moon by Blackmore's Knight

Listen to Under a Violet Moon (Midi Format)

Dancing to the feel of the drum
Leave this world behind
We'll have a drink and toast to ourselves
Under a Violet Moon

Tudor Rose with her hair in curls
Will make you turn and stare
Try to steal a kiss at the bridge
Under a Violet Moon

Raise your hats and your glasses too
We will dance the whole night through
We're going back to a time we knew
Under a Violet Moon

Cheers to the Knights and days of old
the beggars and the thieves
living in an enchanted wood
Under a Violet Moon

Fortuneteller what do you see
Future in a card
Share your secrets, tell them to me
Under a Violet Moon

Raise your hats and your glasses too
We will dance the whole night through
We're going back to a time we knew
Under a Violet Moon

Raise your hats and your glasses too
We will dance the whole night through
We're going back to a time we knew
Under a Violet Moon

Close your eyes and lose yourself
In a medieval mood
Taste the treasures and sing the tunes
Under a Violet Moon

Tis my delight on a shiny night
The seasons of a year
To keep the lanterns burning bright
Under a Violet Moon

Raise your hats and your glasses too
We will dance the whole night through
We're going back to a time we knew
Under a Violet Moon

Raise your hats and your glasses too
We will dance the whole night through
We're going back to a time we knew
Under a Violet Moon

 

Moon Of Amber Lyrics

by Elend

Umbra,
We watch the Moon of Amber.
And again, the Garden mourns its silent dream.
Unguarded, some fragments of light linger in your sky.
Were we like sublunary lovers
Straying on the seas of your heart,
Sailing down the streams of your mind,
Soothing your marble face anew...
Dim... in the shadows of our sun,
We have been blinded by agony,
Our dazzling eyes empty of stars,
Our voices wordless with fear,
Our ears so envious of deafening,
Our withdrawing souls longing for death,
We drowned in a Moon of Amber.

 

Shy Of The Moon

by the Wallflowers

Pretty little girl on the side of the road
Yellow hair in a yellow bow
Little thumb sticking in the exit lane
Two packs of smokes and a candy cane
With women hips and baby lips
A Hallelujah book in the back of a pillow-slip
If she gets out of here too soon
She'll run fast by the shy of the moon
If she's been havin' the same old dreams
Of lullabies and pale blue skies
Fallen asleep beneath the stars
Orion aims and shoots his arrows oh so far
Aims 'em hard
He shoots the moon and takes her as his own reward
If she's gonna see those stars too soon
She'll run fast by the shy of the moon
If she found out so long ago
That she wants more than all she knows
The river ends right as she goes
Water breaks and she's gone down in the undertow
She's below, but I'll stand tall and hold up high my mistletoe
She's gonna shine just like brand new
She'll take my hand and we'll run by the shy of the moon

 


Calling The Moon

by Dar Williams
(genre folk and pop/rock)

The moon wanted more of my night
I turned off the engine and the headlights
The trees appeared as they'd never been gone
I promised the fields I'd return from now on
And the moon kept on rising
I had no more to say
I put my roadmaps away
And surrendered the day

And I know you'll be calling me soon
And if I dont answer I'm calling the moon
Calling the moon
I was calling her then
Im wondering will she take me again
Oh, I am calling the moon

When I called the moon back to me
I thought she wanted my beauty
I shone in the best that vanity buys
I covered the path where my life turned to lies
And the moon kept on rising
But I felt nothing at all
She comes when the empire falls
And shines on crumbling walls

Calling the moon
By the name that she chose
As tennessee wandered in moth-eaten robes
Oh, I am calling the moon
Calling the moon
Oh Im calling the moon

Oh, make sense of me, night
I can see so much from this cold height
The moon said oh darkness my work is done
Ive poured this bottle of light from the sun
But their anger keeps on rising
And they dont understand
I've shown them all that I can
That the world is at hand

And I know theyll be calling me soon
And if I dont answer I'm only the moon
I can see by her light
This ones going out to the moon tonight
Oh, I am calling the moon

Calling the moon
cause I know what its worth
To tug at the seas and illumine the earth
Oh, I am calling the moon
Oh, I am calling the moon


The Moon Blesses Our Sins

By Ethereal

The moon just blessed our sins...
The moon just bless...
You're shaking because it's cold or is it just the fear?
You share with me the night...unavoidable tears
Resentment in your eyes...forgiveness in my words...
The bleeding sky waits for my return...
The time as stop to both, the time as stop for everything
I'm still standing in shades of a lifeless love
Afraid to speak the truth...(I'm waiting for the lights of the day)
Don't let the rain take your tears away...
Full moon blessed our sins...moonlight cries with you
Blessed our sins...there's nothing that I can do
Blessed our sins...moonlight cries with you
Blessed our sins...now there's nothing that I can do
I am lost...I will save you...perhaps someday...

 


Moonshine
by L7

I took a walk in the park
It was scary and dark
I looked up at the moon
And I wasn't afraid
I wasn't afraid
She's so bright tonight
Shining through the trees
She's glowing on you
Take a walk with me
You can walk with me in the
Moonshine
If you look at the moon
When I look at the moon
We're not far away
We're connected by the moon
Looking at the moon
In the Moonshine..


Moonchild Lyrics

by Chris Cornell

Open your arms to the lonely shine
Lonesome as gold in a poor man's smile
See how the moon is full
Follow the push and pull
Follow the ebb and flow in the breathing tide
Come on moonchild, you're so far away tonight
The door is falling open and we're flying wild
Cat on the road, down in the living night
See how the black dog grins
In the diamond light
We're dreaming and we're real
We're broken and we're healed
Give in to what you feel over what you see
Come on moonchild, you're so far away tonight
The door is falling open and we're flying wild
Come on moon flower
You're so far away from now
You could bloom forever in the hour
And when if is only yes and no
And now becomes too soon
I know you'll be alright if you only
Come away to the moon
In the blue shine
Come on moonchild, you're so far away tonight
The door is falling open and we're flying wild
Come on moon flower
You're so far away from now
You could bloom forever in the hour

Mandolin Moon - Sister Hazel

Everything changes in the face of the moon
Night time's here and you're in full bloom
When you move me
My lunar girl

My feet two feet from the ground
I'm tasting colors and I'm seeing sounds
When you take me out of this world

(pre chorus)
Well I, I count my blessings
And hug my luck like an old brass penny
With two heads up
It's alright if your late
I'd just hope that you find your way soon

(chorus)
Shine down light it up wash it over
Waitin' round for my mandolin moon
Come around till the sweet sweet morning
Come along I'll be waiting for you
Waiting for you

You pull the tides up around me
So much that it could drown me
And you surround me
my lunar girl
Don't tell I dont wannt hear
Wake mne up before you disappear
Won't you take me out of this world

Well I, I count my blessings
And hug my luck like an old brass penny
With two heads up
It's alright if your late
I'd just hope that you find your way soon

(chorus)
Shine down light it up wash it over
Waitin' round for my mandolin moon
Come around till the sweet sweet morning
Come along I'll be waiting for you
Waiting for you

I'm waiting
Still waiting
If only you could stay a while
I'm waiting
Still waiting
If only you could stay a while
I'm waiting
I'm waiting
If only you could stay a while

Shine down light it up wash it over
Waitin' round for my mandolin moon
Come along till the sweet sweet morning
Come along I'll be waiting for you

(chorus)

Climbing To The Moon Lyrics

by Eels

so I wrote it all in a letter
but I don't know if it came
the nurse she likes my writings
so she keeps it just like me
so that it won't get away
I won't be denied this time
'fore I go out of my mind over matters
got my foot on the ladder
and I'm climbing up to the moon
got a sky that looks like heaven
got an earth that looks like shit
and it's getting hard to tell where
what I am ends
and what they're making me begins
I won't be denied this time
'fore I go out of my mind over matters
got my foot on the ladder
and I'm climbing up to the moon
Saturday in the yard
they'll bring you by
we'll lay down on the grass
and watch as the sky closes in
I won't be denied this time
'fore I go out of my mind over matters
got my foot on the ladder
and I'm climbing up to the moon
climbing up to the moon

 

Tears from the Moon

by Conjure One & Sinead O'Connor

Couldn't sleep so I went out walking
Thinking about you and hearing us talking
And all the things I should have said
Echo now, inside my head

I feel something falling from the sky
I'm so sad I made the angels cry

Tears from the moon
Fall down like rain
I reach for you
I reach in vain

Tears from the moon, tears from the moon

It just ain't fair this thing called loving
When one step there and the other feels nothing
I would have done anything for you
I still love you, baby I adore you

All day I keep from falling apart
But at night when the sky gets dark

Tears from the moon
Fall down like rain
I reach for you
I reach in vain

Stop, Stop haunting me
It should be easy
As easy as when you stopped wanting me

Tears from the moon
Fall down like rain
I reach for you
I reach in vain

Tears from the moon
Fall down like rain
but tears from the moon
can't wash away the pain

Tears from the moon, tears from the moon
Tears from the moon, tears from the moon


You Are The Moon
by The Hush Sound
(Like vines album 2006)

Shadows all around you as you surface from the dark
Emerging from the gentle grip of night's unfolding arms
Darkness, darkness everywhere, do you feel all alone?
The subtle grace of gravity, the heavy weight of stone

You don't see what you possess, a beauty calm and clear
It floods the sky and blurs the darkness like a chandelier
All the light that you possess is skewed by lakes and seas
The shattered surface, so imperfect, is all that you believe

I will bring a mirror, so silver, so exact
So precise and so pristine, a perfect pane of glass
I will set the mirror up to face the blackened sky
So you can see your beauty every moment that you rise

 

Sorrows Of The Moon (Tristesses de la lune) Lyrics

by Celtic Frost

This evening the moon dreams more lazily
As some fair woman, lost in cushions deep
With gentle hand caresses listlessly
The contour of her breasts before she sleeps
On velvet backs of avalanches soft
She often lies enraptured as she dies
And gazes on white visions aloft
Which like a blossoming to heaven rise
When sometimes on this globe, in indolence
She lets a secret tear drop down, by chance
A poet, set against oblivion
Takes in his hand this pale and furtive tear
This opal drop where rainbow hues appear
And hides it in his breast far from the sun

 

FULL MOON
by Sonata Arctica
(from the album ecliptica 1999)

Sitting in a corner all alone
Staring from the bottom of his soul
Watching the night come in from the window, window

It'll all collapse tonight
The fullmoon is here again
In sickness and in health
Understanding so demanding
It has no name
There's one for every season
Makes him insane to know

Running away from it all
I'll be safe in a cornfields, he thinks
Hunted by his own
Again he feels the moon rising on the sky

Find a barn which to sleep in, but can he hide anymore
Someone`s at the door
Understanding too demanding
Can this be wrong
It's love that is not ending
Makes him insane to know

She should not lock the open door
(run away run away, run way)
Fullmoon is on the sky and he's not a man anymore
Sees the change in him but can't
(run away run away, run away)
See what became out of her man...
Fullmoon

Swimming across the bay
The night is gray, so calm today
She doesn't wanna wait
We've gotta make the love complete tonight...

In the mist of the morning he cannot fight anymore
Hundred moons or more
He's been howling
Knock on the door
And scream that is soon ending
Mess on the floor again...

She should not lock the open door
(run away run away, run away)
Fullmoon is on the sky and he's not a man anymore
Sees the change in him but can't
(run away run away, run away)
See what became out of her man

She should not lock the open door
(run away run away, run away)
Fullmoon is on the sky and he's not a man anymore
Sees the change in him but can't
(run away run away, run away)
See what became out of her darling man

She should not lock the open door
(run away run away, run away)
Fullmoon is on the sky and he's not a man anymore
See what became out of her man

 


A Crater To Cough In

by Circle Takes The Square

This path that we walk upon is the collection of points that the rain has drawn.
The rhythm section of the storm.
By the moonlight to the gateposts of the forest,
in the snow light, we are bound for the portal of the pines.
Grey as famine, on this path against our will by our main sails we're bound to the tempest until the sea is still.
Which compulsion with this miniature death tributize?
From behind the walls of my broken coughing tent, a formal vision,
but I allude to my helpless passion for the obtuse
When will this night end?
When the lightening finally tears through the mast of our sinking ship.
All the hopes of the slaves are betrayed by the grates.
On this coffin of a vessel every note's another breaking wave.
Revel in this vision, a formal visitation, on the night with the light from above.
Famished dogs follow slowly as my own paws drag me to a dock,
to the last plank where I struggle to deny myself the path that every Pisces craves,
just above the water in the middle of that man-made lake.
On that pier I turn my eyes from the water like a mirror of myself in the moonlight,
and I cough for every crater that I could see,
on the surface of that coffin we've come to call the moon.
Now I wonder if all those judgments that you made were true.
And the trapdoor of the solstice is thrown wide, wide open.
Let them all sink, let them all sink through.
The talking, the spinning of a web- its all just formal ritual.
The burning.
The burning question what do you deserve?
The gazing at a candle to find calm, but we all know its at the center of the storm.
Oh moon, though pluckest me out, oh moon-
I who have sat by Thebes below the wall and walked among the lowest of the dead
(to Carthage then I came).
Only the most sacred crater will suit my burial,
only the most sacred choir performs this ritual dirge.
Perfectly imperfect, like a storm.
By our mane dragged and bound to our grave by our mane,
to the grave dragged and bound to the tomb by the scavenger's tooth.


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