Holding my breath
Last one I've got left
I see you

Deliver my heart with the
Pieces and parts of me - that
Every last day seemed to carry away
A life time
Watch from the ground
As the gold fluttered down from the sky

Sweet sun
Send me the moon
Empty the skies out
Bringing me one step closer to you
Send it soon
And I will breathe in, breathe out
'Til you come in and out
Of you
Of you

Inches away from you
Scared what I'll take from you, darling
I can live with your ghost
If you say that's the most that I'll get

Darkness to light
Moved from day into night to be near you
Still here I stand
I am sinking like sand in your sea

Sweet sun
Send me the moon
Empty the skies out
Bringing me one step closer to you
Send it soon
And I will breathe in, breathe out
'Til you come in and out
Of you

You already do

Never you mind where the evening should find us
Together
Distance can't take what is hidden here
Safe in my chest

I'll wait for the day when
We finally say now or never
'Til then I'll be here wanting more
As I settle for atmosphere

Sweet sun
Send me the moon
Empty the skies out
Bringing me one step closer to you
Send it soon
And I will breathe in, breathe out
'Til you come in and out
Of you
Of you


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Send Me the Moon song meanings
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    General CommentSara B. is amazing, but this is possibly one of my favorites from her. There is something about it that is addicting and almost haunting, and leaves you a little breathless. It's one of those songs I've kept on repeat for hours. I think part of this is because I can relate to every single line in this song, so it tugs at my heart strings in ways many other songs can't. I think that fact that she uses the metaphor of nature, the sun, the moon, the sky, makes it painstakingly beautiful. The first line of this song reminds me of another one of my favorites out there..."I have been holding my breath, for too many nights in a row. And somewhere on coastlines unknown to me you paint your dreams, in reds and blues and greens." I'm so glad Sara B. decided to release this song, even if it wasn't on Kaleidescope Heart.

    Also, given that I've listened to this song over 200 times, I have some lyric corrections (with *):

    Holding my breath
    Last one I've got left 'til*
    I see you

    Deliver my heart with the
    Pieces and parts of me left*
    Every last day seemed to carry the weight*
    of a lifetime
    Watch from the ground
    As the gold fluttered down from the sky

    Sweet sun
    Send me the moon
    Empty the skies out
    Bringing me one step closer to you
    Send it soon
    And I will breathe in, breathe out
    'Til you come in and out
    Of view*
    Of view*

    Inches away from you
    Scared what I'll take from you, dark*
    I can live with your ghost
    If you say that's the most that I'll get

    Darkness to light
    Moved from day into night to be near you
    Still here I stand
    I am sinking like sand in your sea

    Sweet sun
    Send me the moon
    Empty the skies out
    Bringing me one step closer to you
    Send it soon
    And I will breathe in, breathe out
    'Til you come in and out
    Of view*

    You already do

    Never you mind where the evening
    should find us together
    Distance can't take what is hidden here
    safe in my chest

    I'll wait for the day when
    we finally say now or never
    'Til then I'll be here wanting more
    As I settle for atmosphere

    Sweet sun
    Send me the moon
    Empty the skies out
    Bringing me one step closer to you
    Send it soon
    And I will breathe in, breathe out
    'Til you come in and out
    I will breathe in, breathe out*
    'til you come in*
    I will breathe in, breathe out*
    'til you come in and out*
    Of view*
    Of view*
    betweenthelines1024on November 03, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought I could not be more in love with the song's poetic essence, but the musical sweetness makes me giddy enough to question that. The central image deals with a concrete "fact" (that being the powerful, mammoth 'sun') projecting an interaction (such as the moon) to an observer on the ground.

    Amid this ethereality, the observer focuses on the state of waiting, where patience and artistry is vital for survival.

    The pivotal moment for the poem is brought by the realization that the sun already projects into the observer's life. Thus the next lines: "Never you mind whether evening should find us together, / Distance can't take what is hidden here safe in my chest."

    Love.
    azneel128on January 15, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the opening verse goes something more like this:

    Holding my breath
    Last one I've got left
    Till I see you
    Deliver my heart
    With the pieces and parts of me left

    Every last day seemed to carry the weight
    Of a lifetime
    I watch from the ground
    As the gold fluttered down
    From the sky

    --

    This song sounds like heaven to me. Pure and heartfelt. There's a kind of yearning that's softened by a peace and patience that permeates every second of this song, and I love it. And what better way is there to paint a picture of a sunset without actually saying what it is?
    greencarveron February 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautifally stunning how she can apply ethereal qualities to anguish in a way that seems to rebuke time, while subsequently yearning for the night, endearing that cycle which "carries the weight of a lifetime." Such concise verbage revealing multiple meanings, depending upon whose ears they fall upon. While at first I thought this a wistful love song, the melody is not congruent with the staggering emotions of unrequited love, so this leads me to feel this is more of a love affair with the night, where thoughts are "emptied out" and the heart is "delivered" from all that is expected from the "sweet sun," the day to day, where small breaths are stifled, and only released ("breathe in, breathe out") in the company of the moon. However, there is a subtle hint of yearning that permeates the entire song, which suggests a longing for more than the moon, with where she "sinks like sand" alone in the night. The humbling awe of the heavens, and the distance between, evokes resemblance of dreams that only the moon could know, dreams so far away, awaiting decision, yet contained by atmosphere (at most fear). Yet eager to merge the self with reality, "darkness to light, moved from day into night" to be near integrity, those dreams cannot be deterred!

    True literary, musical, and vocal talent this Ms. Bareilles! So nice to see some modern depth!
    driftingdreameron February 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the song is about being away from your lover. A long distance relationship of some sort (whether it be physically or metaphorically).
    ebraicoon January 02, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI feel this song is about someone finding their great love.. Their soulmate. Waiting patiently but yearning for the most amazing love of her life...
    camadrid4on November 27, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSara Bareilles is so amazing... I keep finding new songs of hers that touch my soul, spirit, and heart. I get so lost in her songs.. Authentic and honest... She’s so deep in her thoughts and I am glad she has shared them with all that wishes to go that deep with her... Grateful for knowing such a rare and beautiful artist inside and out...
    camadrid4on November 28, 2017   Link

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