"The Moon" as written by and Glen James Hansard....
Cut the bonds with the moon
And let the dogs gather
Burn the gauze in the spoon
And suck the poison up
And bleed
Shut the door to the moon
And let the birds gather
Play no more with the fool
And let the souls wander
And bleed
From the soul
A slow hurt, and it breaks us
And so down, down, down, down and so plain
So down
When you play some more it seems so
And my friends are past this game, of breakdowns
And our friends that are lost at sea, throw down
And I'll break the wasted space
Slow down, slow down
If you don't slow down, slow down
If you don't slow down, slow
Cut the bonds with the moon
And watch the dogs gather

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"The Moon" as written by Glen James Hansard Glen Hansard

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    General Commentthis is the most beautiful song by glen & mar
    sisinkion June 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti just saw the swell season in concert and thery wer the most effing amazing thing you can imagine.tis song is so beautiful.glen said this song is about how when you go away from nature or from the natural path of things,you are basically scewed and nothing will end up good in the end.
    YouAreMyLemonadeon October 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song always makes me feel like sometimes you just have to give in and actually feel pain, even when it hurts.

    "Cut the bonds with the moon..." in my opinion could mean a few things - gravity and the moon - let go and just feel without any tether to reality. Or it could also mean to let go of any romantic notions about what you're going through, too. The moon makes everyone romanticize things when you're outside.

    Just my take.
    mandamarieon October 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorites for sure...

    I cannot help but think he is referencing drug use/abuse. Perhaps "cutting the bond with the moon" means taking a break from reality.
    I mean..

    "Burn the gauze in the spoon
    And suck the poison up
    And bleed"

    That seems like a pretty clear reference to cooking....
    K0NPHL1C7on December 13, 2010   Link

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