"Scared of the Moon" as written by Michael Joe Jackson and Buz Kohan....
Alone she lays waiting
Surrounded by gloom
Invaded by shadows
Painting the room
The light from the window
Cuts through the air
And pins the child lying there
Scared of the moon

She pulls up the covers
And shivers in fright
She hides from the colour
That rides on the night
The light through the window
That lights up the sky
And causes her mournful cry
Scared of the moon

There’s nothing wrong
Don’t be bothered they said
It’s just childish fantasies turning your head
No need to worry
It’s really too soon
But there she lies shivering
Scared of the moon

Scared of the moon
Scared of the moon
Scared of the moon
Scared of the moon

The years go by swiftly
And soon childhood ends
But life is still fearful
When evening descends
The fear of the child
Still intrude the night
Returning on beams of light
Scared of the moon

The feeling of terror
She felt as a youth
Has turned from a fantasy
Into a truth
The moon is the enemy
Twisting her soul
And taking its fearful toll
Scared of the moon

But now there are others who sit here alone
And wait for the sunlight to brighten their gloom
Together they gather
Their lunacy shared
But knowing just why they’re scared
Scared of the moon

Scared of the moon
Scared of the moon
Scared of the moon
Scared of the moon


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    General CommentThis is such a pretty song...He wrote it about Brooke Shields...WHERE CAN I GET IT???????
    SNEEZEon September 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHe's talking about satan and the illuminati. That's what he's afraid of
    whitejuiceon December 08, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is one of those songs that have a different sound from what the intent of the lyrics is. It sounds like a beautiful lullaby, which connects to the childhood to adulthood story going on, but contrasts darkly with the theme of terror mixed in.

    I either thought this was about a child who is delusional and isn't diagnosed until they are older, thus the group counseling, MJ says that directly, "Their lunacy shared". The moon is associated with lunacy, which is why she is "Scared of the moon"... or it could be about a child who is abused. The fear of the moon is because she is abused at night. The meaning of lunacy fits better, but it's always open because unfortunately MJ never gave a clear meaning to the majority of his music.

    Really brilliantly written in my opinion.
    epitoMEon November 10, 2011   Link

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