"The Moon" as written by and Glen 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 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 Commenti just saw these people in concert.they were the most effing amzing thing i have ever heard!!!glen said this song is about how when you go away from nature or go against the natural path of things,everything you do is basically screwed and gets messed up.
    YouAreMyLemonadeon October 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentglen described this song as being about cutting ourselves off from our nature, that there's a domino effect from that where everything seems to go wrong for awhile -- it's about losing yourself for a couple of years in some other idea and coming out the other side and reflecting back. How it was a shit time but you've learned something from it
    areyouwatchingcloselyon November 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBurn the gauze in the spoon
    And suck the poison up
    And bleed
    Heroin reference. You burn left over swabs in a cotton/gauze in a spoon, suck the poison up, either as you inject or filling the syringe from the spoon. And bleed, as you insert the needle you pull up some of your own blood into the syringe.

    I think this is about isolating yourself with drugs.
    Pollywantacrackeron October 26, 2015   Link

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