Sunday, April 10, 2011

Blood Moon

This one is for Edric Haleen's Songwriting Cycle #2. Imagine, if you would, eleven songwriters seated in a circle. Each writes down a challenge, then passes it to the artist on his left. That's pretty much the concept here. We were challenged by Graham Porter (aka Emperor Gum) to write a song about someone or something that is haunted. 


My dictionary lists six specific meanings of the word "haunted":
1. (adj) Having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something
2. (adj) Showing emotional affliction or disquiet
3. (adj) Inhabited by or as if by apparitions
4. (verb) Follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to
5. (verb) Haunt like a ghost; pursue
6. (verb) Be a regular visitor to a certain place

This song uses them all.

Listen to the rest of the songs in the cycle at Spintown.bandcamp.com

BLOOD MOON
wmh & dfl, April 7th 2011

There's a light in the sky
And through the oaken leaves and Spanish moss it shines
And you and I
Once again keep our date with the constellations

On a highway to nowhere

Through a tunnel of oak
A bitter sweet reunion
A past life, a lost soul lingers within me still

And here I stand beneath the Blood Moon

As I have for twenty years
Trembling with the expectation
That I'll find you here.

And I can see you

Pulling the mist like a cloak about you
And I can feel you
As cold as never caring

Do you bring darkness down on me

Or is it just the night?
Will you escape my tender touch
As we relive our dance tonight?

The breath of life escaping

Through my fingers slipping
May the the Earth embrace you
Where I left you 'neath the Blood Moon long ago.

And here I stand beneath the Blood Moon

As I have for twenty years
Trembling with the expectation
That I'll find you here,
Where I left you 'neath the Blood Moon long ago.


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