"Moondog" as written by and Paddy Mcaloon....
The funeral cars crawl down
The heartbreak side of town
The mourners all discuss
The boy who caused a fuss

We chopped a billion trees to print up eulogies
But guys we should have guessed,
The girls would say it best

MOONDOG !

Love. 'Cos love's the final word
Nothing crosses love
Reason has to bow if love demands it

MOONDOG ! - Guess who's on the moon
MOONDOG ! - Guess who's on the moon

Up there a flag will fly for mom and apple pie

MOONDOG ! - Guess who's on the moon
MOONDOG ! - Guess who's on the moon

The one place left to play
The comeback's underway

The world was younger then
In bed asleep by ten
And daddies shook their fists
At hidden communists

The earth was merely round
Before the slapback sound
Is there one spell can bring
The once and future king ?

MOONDOG !

Cut... To somewhere deep in space
Beyond the Colonel's arms
Handsome doggone rake the truly weightless

MOONDOG ! - Guess who's on the moon
MOONDOG ! - Guess who's on the moon
MOONDOG ! - Guess who's on the moon

Up there a flag will fly for mom and apple pie

MOONDOG ! - Guess who's on the moon
MOONDOG ! - Guess who's on the moon

The one place left to play
The comeback's underway

MOONDOG ! - Guess who's on the moon
MOONDOG ! - Guess who's on the moon

Up there a flag will fly for mom and apple pie

MOONDOG ! - Guess who's on the moon
MOONDOG ! - Guess who's on the moon

The one place left to play
The comeback's underway


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    General CommentWhoa - strange one here! The literal meaning seems to be that Elvis isn't really dead at all - no, he's floating in space and about to stage a comeback gig on the moon. But there are references to the Cold War, the Space Race, "Colonel" Tom Parker (Presley's manager) and "Moondog"; either pioneer rock 'n' roll DJ Alan Freed or an eccentric neo-classical busker from New York whose name Freed borrowed. Maybe it's all a dream. The American Dream?
    butterfingersbeckon October 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAdding to the whirlwind of imagery is the fact that an original name for the Beatles was "Johnny and the Moondogs." Hmmm. Paddy's one brilliant sunufagun.
    anthomon March 10, 2006   Link

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