"Moon Rocks" as written by and David/weymouth Byrne....
Flying saucers, levitation
Yo! I could do that
Get ready, for heavy duty
Go one, give it a chance
I saw your hair start to curl
So get up, write it down
You better wait for a while

So take your hands out of your pockets
And get your face adjusted
I heard it, somebody lied
And I'm staring out the window
Gonna let this thing continue
In it's natural time
Roundheads squareheads
Get settled in
You can hear my belly rumble
There's a voice that starts to mumble
Woo! It's starting to sing

Protons, neutrons
I ate a rock from the moon
Got shicked once; shocked twice
Let's see, what it can do
Man in the moon, moon in the man
I got a rock in my throat
Upside, up side down
My tummy start to talk . . . (what it say?)

Gonna rock it 'till I shock it
Gonna kick it 'till I drop it
Woo! Love at first sight
You can kick it, You can poke it
Ooh, I think you broke it
What about that!
Skin from a snake, blood from a stone
You know, that ain't no lie
I got hundreds of expressions
Try to make a good impression
Woo! Right between the eyes

I don't mind - let me go
Sounds inside - I don't know
Let me be - why not stay
I feel numb - let me play

I got wild imagination
Talkin' transubstantiation
Any version will do
I got mass communication
I'm the human corporation
I ate a rock from the moon
Moon in the rock, rock in the moon
There's a moon in my throat
You might think I'm wasting time
You might laugh but not for long
Hey! I'm working it out . . . (work it out)

I don't mind - let me go
Sounds inside - I don't know
Let me be - why not stay
I feel numb - let me play

Lyrics submitted by RosaliaVenetia

"Moon Rocks" as written by Christopher Frantz Chris Frantz

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    General CommentAh, no comments at all?
    That's not fair.
    Well, I'll be honest, I hate how this song starts, but once the tempo picks up the rest is smooth sailing.
    And the bits about the moon are the best.
    cerberusalphaon April 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFrom the alblum speaking in tongues. Good just be a bunch of rabbling but I doubt it.
    a1legwonderon July 12, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Molly.
    charleyh95on April 21, 2015   Link
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    General CommentAgree with first comment. Moon rocks seem to be MDMA
    pchurchieon June 17, 2017   Link
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    General CommentYeah, MDMA is most likely. Possibly edible cannabis. Chris Franz, not DB, wrote the lyrics . . . MDMA wasn't very popular (or illegal) in the US before the mıd-80s, but some hipsters still knew what it was. For this one song, we don't have to look for Byrne's customary depth - any more than you need to analyze the peripheral semiotics of 'Genıus of Love' to explain what Tına means when she sings "We went insane when we took cocaine.". But the rhythm section apparently had broader taste in drugs than Byrne, because moon rocks are definitely not coke.
    nathan1149on March 08, 2018   Link

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