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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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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Raphael Falzarano

The "whole of the moon" is the big picture, which takes a particular
vision to see. In an interview with Waterboys frontman Mike Scott, he
said: "I wrote the song when I was 26 years old, and I was discovering
that there was so much more than I had ever known. There was so much
more to learn than I'd even been hinted at in the culture I'd grown up
in. I had a strong sense of wonderment about that, and I realized there
were people who had vastly more information in their imaginations and
experiences than I had. And so that's what inspired that song."
Who is it that Mike Scott is singing about in this song? Here's what he
told us: "It's not a specific person. It's more a type. The point of the
song was to illustrate how much more there could be to learn than we
had ever guessed. And so, I used that format of songwriting, as if
addressing a more knowledgeable or wise being.
Or it could actually have been someone who came into this life and
burned out very quickly.
It certainly wasn't written about C.S. Lewis, although he was a big
spiritual inspiration to me as a child, and through the rest of my life,
indeed.
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

Writer/s: Michael Scott
Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.



All comments from YouTube:

M Flores

Amazing song ❤ who's still listening in 2021

HORROR FREAK LONDON

I am it's still amazing!

Gerror Bartley

Me, this band have always been the greatest

Maíra Lopes

Ouvindo no Brasil 💕💓

Mary Smyth

Me. Today on my Birthday

Lisa Piper

Me

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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!

Mark Bennett

Sorry for your loss, your brother had amazing taste ❤️🙏

Bonita Distefano

La

ed95755

ah brother I hear you

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