Song About the Moon

ŠPaul Simon, released on Hearts and Bones, 1983

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If you want to write a song about the moon

Walk along the craters of the afternoon

When the shadows are deep

And the light is alien

And gravity leaps like a knife off the pavement

And you want to write a song about the moon

You want to write a spiritual tune

Then nah nah nah

Presto

Song about about the moon

If you want to write a song about the heart

Think about the moon before you start

Because the heart will howl

Like a dog in the moonlight

And the heart can explode

Like a pistol on a June night

So if you want to write a song about the heart

And its ever-longing for a counterpart

Write a song about the moon

The laughing boy

He laughed so hard

He fell down from his place

The laughing girl

She laughed so hard

The tears rolled down her face

Hey Songwriter

If you want to write a song about

A face

Think about a photograph

That you really can't remember

But you can't erase

Wash your hands in dreams and lightning

Cut off your hair

And whatever is frightening

If you want to write a song

About a face

If you want to write a song about

The human race

Write a song about the moon

If you want to write a song about the moon

You want to write a spiritual tune

THEN DO IT

Write a song about the moon

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