"Shooting The Moon" as written by and Timothy Nordwind Damian Kulash....
All of the astronauts
Champagne in plastic cups
Waiting for the big hero to show
Outside the door he stands
His head in his hands
And his heart in his throat

What can he tell them now
Sorry I let you down
Sorry it wasn't quite true
But don't get hung up on it
Just solider on with it
And good luck with shooting the moon

Shooting the moon
Shooting the moon, the moon
Shooting the moon

All of the principals
Generals, admirals
And the podium lit with the spotlight
The crowd buzzing quietly
Waiting expectantly
Like it's opening night

What can he tell them now
Sorry I let you down
Sorry it wasn't quite true
But don't get hung up on it
Just solider on with it
And good luck with shooting the moon

Shooting the moon
Shooting the moon, the moon
Shooting the moon


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"Shooting the Moon" as written by Timothy Nordwind Damian Kulash

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    My InterpretationWell, there was always that conspiracy that American space exploration was a hoax and that no one ever stepped on the moon. That could possibly be what this song is about, when it mentions astronauts and other important figures waiting for the "big hero" to come, but he's afraid because he doesn't know how to break the truth to everyone. And he says for everyone to not let his news get them down and for them to keep soldiering on and shooting for the moon (i.e. keep trying to actually make it to the moon for real). But that's just an idea...
    Abbie10on November 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationin most things we've all been lied to by those we trusted...and sometimes they act like it's ok..no big deal..(solider on with it). you want someone who you can totally trust?..good luck! (they are out there i might add)
    bydeaon December 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song! And it was a good song for New Moon. I could sing this all day!
    lala_zeuson November 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song, although I'm not quiet sure about the meaning.
    I guess it might be about lying to people, pretending. I'm still not quiet sure what "shooting the moon" stands for.
    Liivaon November 24, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"Shooting the moon" or rather to "shoot the moon" is also a Hearts card game reference. You "shoot the moon" when you collect all the point scoring cards in a hand (the goal of the game, if you're unfamiliar, is to accrue the lowest amount of points) resulting in all other players getting penalized with the points you would have otherwise accrued.

    It's one of the more difficult strategies to pull off since there are 14 point scoring cards and only 13 rounds of play per hand. If you're missing even 1 of the point scoring cards, you're pretty much up the creek.

    Just food for thought. :D
    annanimon December 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI believe this song is talking about those who let others down. People who cannot/do not live up to their expectations, or in other words, failing to "shoot the moon".
    Ahnjion March 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin my opinion, it's like he tried to save her, but it was impossible, he tried to shoot for the moon.
    winterhearton July 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfor me, when i listen this song, it always give me the impression of he is try to calm down the girl, and take the things easy, when she is not. he probably must say anything rude to her but not in a badly way and she taked the thing in a badly way. ''shooting the moon'' always make me view a girl frustrated and she feels like have to shoot something, and she is shooting the moon 'cause it's one thing that she cannot touch or is not present in the real life. she is frustrated with almost no reason, and she wanna shoot the moon. he is saying to her to calm down.
    it's the impression/sensation that i have when i listen to this. the drums in the beggining oooh i love...... gives me the feeling of its all about a condemnation, like if it's all about she think is doomed.
    GabiMontezon August 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningTo "shoot the moon" or "shoot for the moon" is to go for broke, to put all your efforts into doing something, so that if you fail it is not for lack of trying. As someone mentioned about Hearts - when you shoot the moon it is all or nothing. You either take all the point cards & win big, or you take almost all the point cards & lose big. Maybe in this context it means "good luck with going all out & doing your best - it won't be enough".
    scb1120on November 01, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionIt should be "soldier", not "solider."
    saveyoursanityon November 01, 2010   Link

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