"Nightgown of the Sullen Moon" as written by and John S./flansburgh Linnell....
Fell in the door
And you fell on the floor
With your hand on the knob
Looking up and abruptly
Forget what you're thinking
Fire alarms go off in your head
You live

In the nightgown of the sullen moon
How the windows lean into the room
In the nightgown of the sullen moon

Drug trip, it's not a drug trip so you feel a bit insulted
Space walk, it's like a space walk with the corresponding weight loss
And you're nothing but air, with your hand in the air
And your shoelaces tied up together with care
There's a feeling of boredom
Of the big whoredom
Following dressing up

In the nightgown of the sullen moon
How the windows lean into the room
In the nightgown of the sullen moon

In the nightgown of the sullen moon
How the windows lean into the room
In the nightgown of the sullen moon

Your head is on the moon
It's not necessary to breathe
Forever is a long time
Your head is on the moon
It's not necessary to breathe
Forever is a long time
Your head is on the moon
Your head is on the moon


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"Nightgown of the Sullen Moon" as written by John Linnell John Flansburgh

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    General CommentI don't know what this means. Personally, I think it might be following in the vein of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, except TMBG is basing it off what they heard it is like, not on personal experience. I doubt they have it anyway.
    Malkavianon April 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhatever it's untimately about, it's not a drug trip iself. As the lyrics state, it's something that is being compared to a drug trip.
    PlutoniumBosson December 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThat second verse has some great rhymes.
    Mammothon January 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI would like to think of it as a dream. Anyone of these things can happen in a dream. So, Yep.
    notFRANKon February 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti always thought "of the big whoredom" was "utter decorum". dissapointed its not, as i loved that line "theres a feeling of boredom, utter decorum" oh well, guess it didn't make much sense anyway.
    Uso_Evinon September 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit seems sort like its' about a girl who was sleep walking, fell, due the the shoelaces, and fell against the door, or doorknob.
    Which would be particularly dangerous if you where to hit your head. Hence "fire alarms go off in your head, you live." So she would have a severe head injury, makes her see lights, and a possible ringing(?),
    Crorseon September 12, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm pretty sure the song is about passionately falling into a room, getting undressed, having sex, getting dressed and then leaving, but the whole song is very ambiguous.
    dwitkinon December 19, 2009   Link

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