"Honey And The Moon" as written by and Joseph Lyburn Arthur....
Don't know why I'm still afraid
If you weren't real I would make you up
Now
I wish that I could follow through
I know that your love is true
And deep
As the sea
But right now
Everything you want is wrong,
And right now
All your dreams are waking up,
And right now
I wish I could follow you
To the shores
Of freedom,
Where no one lives.

Remember when we first met
And everything was still a bet
In love's game
You would call; I'd call you back
And then I'd leave
A message
On your answering
Machine

But right now
Everything is turning blue,
And right now
The sun is trying to kill the moon,
And right now
I wish I could follow you
To the shores
Of freedom,
Where no one lives

Freedom
Run away tonight
Freedom, freedom
Run away
Run away tonight

We're made out of blood and rust
Looking for someone to trust
Without
A fight
I think that you came too soon
You're the honey and the moon
That lights
Up my night

But right now
Everything you want is wrong,
And right now
All your dreams are waking up,
And right now
I wish that I could follow you
To the shores
Of freedom
Where no one lives

Freedom
Run away tonight
Freedom freedom
Run away
Run away tonight

We got too much time to kill
Like pigeons on my windowsill
We hang around

Ever since I've been with you
You hold me up
All the time I'm falling down

But right now
Everything is turning blue,
And right now
The sun is trying to kill the moon,
And right now
I wish i could follow you
To the shores
Of freedom
Where no one lives

Freedom
Run away tonight
Freedom freedom
Run away
Run away tonight


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"Honey and the Moon" as written by Joseph Lyburn Arthur

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    General CommentI think everyone's suggestions about the song's meanings are close. But...

    I believe the song is from Joseph's POV. He met someone that he's fallen in love with, however, it's just not or hasn't been the right time to be together. Why? The song suggests that's *he's* afraid to fall in love. Maybe he hasn't had good experience with allowing himself to be free (without fear) with someone.

    I think he's afraid to be with this person even though he knows he shouldn't be. Fear is irrational and can weight you down and hold you back from experiencing beautiful, awesome things. I think that's what he means about the "shores of freedom". A life without fear of love *is* freedom.

    Also, on the "all you want is wrong" line: I think he means the other's persons wants are right BUT the *timing* is wrong.

    Other songs on his album this song is featured on suggests that he eventually leaves this person (he gives up) because he's not ready to be in love or open himself up to love.
    the_untitledon September 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentTwo people in love. One loves the other deeply, and the other knows that ( I know that your love is true and deep as the sea).
    But she came to soon, at the wrong time, cause the other isn't ready yet. He can't follow her. (I think you came to soon + I wish I could follow you)
    She is the light in his life, she holds him up when he is down. But he can't give back anything, and she can't fix this. He has to work this out first (again, because she came to soon)
    I think he means that he is in a dark period and she makes it more bearable (you're the honey and the moon that lights up my night) but he can't follow her into the light, into a time that is less hard, that is free, free from the burden of his misery. (the shores of freedom)
    And I think he's telling her to go, to be happy, and he's telling her he loves her, and that he knows her love is real, but he has to let her go, and he can't follow just yet. Cause he wouldn't make her happy, and she had become te realise that (all your dreams are waking up).
    Maybe, i don't know... anyhow, I absolutely love this song! And all his other songs...
    Philosophyon June 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThese people both love each other deeply, but the woman needs to go away to maybe find herself or to do something she has always needed to do. The singer believes she does not need to do this and she won't find what she is looking for. He knows he has to let her go and let her have her freedom to find out because he loves her. He would love to follow her but he can't because he knows she has to find out on her own and he does not agree with her. He thinks about the love they had when they first started out and how he thought it would last forever. Their love lit up his night just like the moon but now the sun is coming turning everything blue. He thinks if only she could have figured everything out before they met everything would have worked out. Until this woman does something they are just killing time, and he knows she needs to go away. Then he remembers how she has always helped him when he was feeling down, and really feels she is "running away to freedom, where no one lives"
    damnilikeiton December 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI am sorry but to me this song is about same gay relationship. Its about a guy/girl who's afraid to face the fact that his/her love is in fact the same sex. The phrase "i think you came too soon" means that during that time/this time? gay relationship is still not accepted in some part of the world, but shores of freedom is probably a place such as montreal, stockholm or amsterdam. This is the most logical explanation there is
    vallyon September 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a beautiful song. It's one of those songs that I love so much that it gives me butterflies in my tummy.
    geekusaon April 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyessss i love this song too. .its amazing! and i can really relate to it because i feel it's about a person who pushes away love because they are afraid even though they do know that it really is good love and they shouldnt be afraid.
    Madison5on September 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is an incredible song..
    woah.
    ashnesson October 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIf you weren't real I would make you up....
    is that not the most beautiful thing you`ve ever heard? wow. <33333
    clairebabyon November 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is gorgeous. These lyrics are just AMAZING. They're so beautiful...I can't get over it! These are definitely some of the most poetic and breathtaking lyrics I've ever heard. If a guy wrote a song like this to me, I'd marry him on the spot. My only question is: What are the "shores of freedom"?
    Flychick773on November 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song. I've never heard anything else from him, but I should look into it. I think this song is about loving someone, but not being able to have that love (I WISH I could follow you....everything you want is wrong). I think the "shores of freedom" would be that relationship, the one that they can't get to.
    MovieTraileron November 29, 2004   Link

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