A song about the moon’s unrequited love for the Earth. Well, there may be some other meanings. There usually are. I never manage to write songs about one specific thing. It’s more like some dream comprised of multiple ideas of what I hear, see or experience myself.
It started from reading an article of an astronomical theory which states that the gravitational pull of the earth slowed the rotation of the moon so that it always faces us. That’s why we never see the dark side. The same concept hints at the idea that the moon’s pull will also eventually slow the Earth’s rotation so it will always face the moon.
Unfortunately, there is another theory that our sun is ever expanding and will eventually swallow up the entire solar system. This makes it unclear if the Earth and moon will manage to face each other before being swallowed by a fiery inferno.
To me it felt similar to a Shakespearean tragedy, where someone is infatuated with another person, always watching them. The other person only seems to take notice occasionally. Sadly, some horrible fate takes their lives before they finally lock eyes and spin together in some celestial dance.
Hope people can enjoy it.
Floating in space watching you spin in place Don’t even realize it’s dark behind my bright face When you meet my eyes what do you even feel?
Floating in space watching you spin in place So tall and beautiful but you cast your shadow my way If you slow down we could make it for real
Pulling your tide trying to give you something new Turn it all into storms that circle you while you stew Preached of how hearts need room but won’t act like it’s true
When I disappear you won’t even notice I’m not here
Floating in space watching the time til I fade away The heat that gives you live will be the end of my days
Thank you very much, ethereal is a great word to describe what I was going for so I’m really happy that someone had that impression. I had this imagery in my head of the solar system like marionettes hanging in a pitch black room.
I rarely have the attention span to take an idea and actually fully develop it in a short time, which is why I felt compelled to share the source of inspiration.
I think the open C tuning does most of that. Plus it kinda pushed me into a lower vocal register since I have to follow the guitar for vocals…
Appreciate it very much. Chord changes are my favorite thing to be honest, and discovering a nice progression with an interesting underlying melody is really good feeling.
I think it’s inspired from starting off with the 1 minute change exercises and somehow really enjoying even just that. Plus watching Elliott Smith play live… it just looked so interesting and fun so it motivated me to use more of the neck.
Thanks all for the kind words. I’d reply to everyone individually but I have a lot going on so need t o head out.