"August Moon" as written by and Sara Bareilles....
I must be crazy
I can't see straight anymore
I'm ten feet from your door

Surprise, dear
You both don't know
That I'm here watching alone
My worst fear, now my home

Such a cruel,
Such a cruel heart
Such a cruel, cruel heart

Her eyes they shine on you
While I stay under the august moon
And I pray sleep comes soon

Why did I come here?
Look what you've undone, dear
Once two, now one here

Just a cruel,
Just a cruel heart
Just a cruel, cruel heart

I know what I'm gonna say
When I go, who I'm gonna blame
In this pain, in this goodbye
And I'm brave, broken down
And I crave the very ground
That I'm slave to
And I'll cry on

Now I'm ten feet from your door
My heart beats, not anymore
I'm empty and not yours

Just a cruel,
Just a cruel heart
Just a cruel, cruel, cruel heart
Just a cruel, cruel heart


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    General CommentSo I imagine this to be like what would happen If my boyfriend and I broke up. The first time I heard it, I pictured myself laying on the grass under the moon in his yard while he's inside with another girl. This song leaves a haunting, empty feeling in my heart. I love him.
    KK1993on October 26, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningSara Bareilles states that this song was about her and her ex, that he had cheated on her.

    "Surprise, dear
    You both don't know
    That I'm here watching alone
    My worst fear, now my home.."
    -meaning that her ex and his girlfriend don't know that she was watching them together..

    "Her eyes they shine on you
    While I stay under the august moon
    And I pray sleep comes soon..."
    -meaning that her ex's girlfriend looks at him with love, and while she watches the both of them, she is hurt.


    "I know what I'm gonna say
    When I go, who I'm gonna blame
    In this pain, in this goodbye
    And I'm brave, broken down
    And I crave the very ground
    That I'm slave to
    And I'll cry on.."
    -meaning that she's ready to break up, and she knows who to blame, which is him, and that shes brave enough to tell him that its over even though she's hurt of what she's seen.

    I love this song :]
    MidnightCorrupton July 29, 2010   Link
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    General Commentwell. surprise on him.
    kribogantengon July 15, 2013   Link

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