"Dancing In The Moonlight" as written by and Philip Parris Lynott....
At a point below zero
There's no place left to go
Six hundred unknown heroes
Were killed like sleeping buffalo

Through the devil's canyon
Across the battlefield
Death has no companion
The spirit is forced to yield

There goes the bandolero
Through the hole in the wall
He's a coward but doesn't care though
In fact, he doesn't care at all

The general that's commanding
He's defending what he fears
While the troops they are depending
On reinforcements from the rear

If God is in the heavens
How can this happen here?
In his name, they used the weapons
For the massacre

There is a point below zero
Where the sun can see the land
Six hundred unknown heroes
Lay dead beneath the sand


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"Dancing In the Moonlight" as written by Philip Parris Lynott Brian Michael Downey

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    General Commenti love this song! managed to rally up enough support to have it as our graduation song last friday. walking around school all week i kept hearing everyone humming the intro. was pretty damn cool and very suitable as we were looking for something that tied in with memories, our theme, and also had a very teenage (and irish!) vibe.
    cloudgazeron May 24, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMy favourite Thin Lizzy track. I love Phil Lynott!
    Trotzdemon June 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentevery time i hear this song it reminds me of all my great summers ive had!
    i love it so much, one of thin lizzys quality songs.
    Rach!!!on February 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat jazzy song about a summer romance.
    Comrade_Liaron April 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI especially like the part about him getting chocolate stains on his pants. Great song.
    NightFoxon September 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha..."hot summer night" damn i miss the summer
    Rapala46on January 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti LOVE THIS SONG SO MUCH!
    mrt91592on June 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat Song. oh but it's a habit worth forming
    If it means to justify the end. It means no matter what difficulty it causes to see her its worth it. The end justifies the means....
    Squirt_gunon September 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song! managed to rally up enough support to have it as our graduation song last friday. walking around school all week i kept hearing everyone humming the intro. was pretty damn cool and very suitable as we were looking for something that tied in with memories, our theme, and also had a very teenage (and irish!) vibe.
    cloudgazeron May 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love it too - just read Philomena Lynott's 'My Boy' and she said the song related to Phil's teenage years [except he was living with her and not his Dad].
    For me it captures the joy of being in love.

    Sunnyhillon April 16, 2009   Link

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