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The Whole of the Moon
The Waterboys Lyrics


I pictured a rainbow
You held it in your hands
I had flashes
But 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

Hmm, 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
But you swooned, I saw the crescent
You saw the whole of the moon
The whole of the moon

(The whole of the moond) with a torch in your pocket and the wind at your heels
You climbed on the 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, hey yeah!

Unicorns and cannonballs, palaces and piers
Trumpets, towers and tenements
Wide oceans full of tears
Flags, rags ferryboats
Scimitars and scarves
Every precious dream and vision
Underneath the stars, yes, you climbed on the 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

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Michael Scott

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avdv

When I listen to this song, it reminds me of my brother who has comitted suicide almost a year ago.. He always lived in extremes, he went too high , too far.. too soon. Love this song, love the 80's, love my brother!

Derek Miller

AVDV - I too traveled that road. An air rifle 3 shots to head heart. I survived and I wish your brother had too. Bi-Polar is very dangerous if not understood. Highs and lows are characteristic of this illness. You may know this already.

Jc

God bless you mate

troikafloyd

avdv Sorry to hear of your loss. Your brother may have gone 'too far too soon' but he is now at peace and will always be with you! :)

nicci jane

It’s a beautiful song, I hope it always keeps your heart fulfilled with treasured memories of your brother. Sorry for your loss, no doubt he’s with you every day in spirit .

Judith Sanderson

I'm so sorry for your loss 😢🙏💕☮️

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Higaide 2 0

One of the most beautiful songs ever written!

Martin O'Toole

@Lesley Littlefield dear Lesley,
That was a poor description of the goth
Girls I knew.
I never said anything about shoes!
They never wore high heels and weren't girly .
Heels and girly went to the night club,
Never saw none in our place.
All the best Martin.

Lesley Littlefield

Martin O'Toole I’m from Norwich, born and bred! The jaquaurd this’ll little place was called! Great little place, I’ve never been a girly girl! I wanted my airware on! Not highly heels 👠😂 classic song!!!

Martin O'Toole

@Lesley Littlefield sorry to bother you again, but were you the girl with the porcelain skin, crimped hair,dressed in black with tiny silver bangles on tiny wrists, mouth with deep crimson lipstick sipping a pint of snakebite, smoking a regal king size,
Well that's what I remember of those days.
Don't you?
X.

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