i saw the crescent, you saw the whole of the moon

i first heard mandy moore sang it in 2003 only to realise it was originally sang by “the waterboys” in 1985. found a performance by steve hogarth last night and thought it was a really wonderful cover of the original. his voice and the piano makes your heart break and soar at the same time!

this is one of the song that lifts your spirt and yet feel you with longing and wanting at the same time. a musically and lyrically great song that has withstand the test of time. this is for all of us who has someone whom we look up to, whom we wish we could be, whom seem to achieve so much so effortlessly…

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

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

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!

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

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

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