"Surface Of The Moon" as written by and Justin Currie....
Snow in a soulless city covers up the cracks in the road
As a wastrel buys her cigarettes and wipes her pretty nose
Like a part-time Elvis imitator these streets I knew so well
Have been pasted beyond recognition with a temporary smell

Now the midnight train eases out leaving everyone marooned
And without her it might as well be the surface of the moon

From the well-swept streets of Jackson Heights to the dockside drudgery
Everything's now a replica of what it used to be
And since they tarted up the trenches and painted the bridges blue
It seems less like a home to me than just a place they bury you

Now we're lit up like a cathedral in our frozen concrete ruin
And without her it might as well be the surface of the moon

So I need her and I love her that is true
But I'm stuck here like some shipwreck still holding on to you
So when they beat out the tramps and patch up the slums
Everything will be fine
There'll be a new facade for us to hide behind

So on the ancient trails of our coupling in the places we used to meet
I am amazed by the lack of memories that I thought would flood through me
And the riverside where we first kissed has now been reduced
To a phony old world market where only shoppers get seduced

Now your arms embrace me strangely in your unfamiliar room
And for all I care it might as well be the surface of the moon
Yeah for all I care it might as well be the surface of the moon


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"Surface of the Moon" as written by Justin Currie

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    General CommentI love this song.

    It's a melancholy reflection of a past, special relationship.

    About how each place brings back a unique memory and feeling, no matter how much these places may change.

    Neither will the places or memories be the same without the special person to remind you of either one.

    Beautiful, heart- wrenching and poignant.

    For any Dels uninitiates, the "Chnge Everything" album is the perfect place to start. Be prepared to be surprised and reflective: every song speaks.

    Currie's lyrics are rarely allegorical and therefore warrant little analysation: they usually speak for themselves.
    Revenge_020on October 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentJustin Currie in Q Magazine 1993.

    "In this song, I imagined Patrick Moore, looking into a mirror and singing a eulogy to his favorite hat, Mildred, which he had left on a number 12 bus near the BBC. Mildred's replacement is a poor substitute - a British Home Stores carrier bag all wrinkled and crumpled with rain."

    Onlineon November 02, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningSaw Del Amitri playing this live at Middlesbrough town hall on the Change Everything tour. Justin introduced the song, saying "This song is about us returning to Glasgow and realising what a sh*t h*le it's become!", then Iain struck the opening chord, feedback kicked in and an amazing lighting effect hit the audience. Very memorable gig.
    PeanutsUKon September 19, 2011   Link

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