Song About The Moon



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 nah nah nah nah,
Yeah, yeah, presto
Song 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
Then nah nah nah nah nah nah nah,
Yeah, yeah,
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, whoa

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
Then nah nah nah nah nah nah nah,
Yeah, yeah,
Write a song about the moon

Oh, if you want to write a song about the moon
You want to write a spirituaI tune
nah nah nah nah nah nah nah,
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Then do it
Write a song about the moon


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Guitarra ac™stica:
Paul Simon
Guitarra elČctrica:
Dean Parks
Contrabajo:
Anthony Jackson
BaterĢa:
Steve Gadd
Fender Rhodes:
Greg Phillinganes
Vocoder:
Rob Mounsey
Synclavier:
Tom Coppola

© 1981 Paul Simon (BMI)
Disco: Hearts And Bones


Comentarios:
Como otras canciones de Paul Simon Čsta tiene varias lecturas. En primer lugar es simplemente es una canciŪn inspirada en la luna, pero al mismo tiempo trata de los bloqueos compositivos que a veces asaltan al autor y tanto le preocupan y su forma de superarlos: basta dejar que la canciŪn brote con toda su fuerza primigenia. Y finalmente viene a ser tambien como una guĢa que da el propio Simon para componer una canciŪn. De hecho parece que el origen de este tema est· en una de las clases de composiciŪn que Paul Simon impartiŪ en la "The Guitar Studies Center", la academia que dirigen su hermano Eddie en Nueva York.
Simon declarŪ sobre la misma: "... es una forma de escribir una canciŪn sobre la luna..."



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