When the wind is with me
But somehow out of sight
Not knowing where it comes from
Or where it goes

That's the way your memory
Shapes the middle of my night
Since the last time I saw you
And the words you chose
When I said, "This must be what love is
like I saw it in a dream"
You looked into my eyes and said, "You
don't know what you mean
Cause love is for the fisherman who cast
his nets too far upstream
Fishing for the moon in the water

So I act now as if I've forgot
My efforts all in vain
I spent some time with a new girl
Who made the simple world seem fine

But like a rose placed in a flower pot
A true nature contained
Not knowing what she asks for
Or what she'll find

When she says, "If I've had love in my
life then surely this is it"
I said, "Anyone who talks like that doesn't
understand one bit
That love is for the fighter born to lose
but never quit
Swinging for the moon in the water"

So I left her with her dreams where I
thought that she belonged
Not with my secrets, which she heard but never knew
I hoped my loneliness found peace
I hoped my number had been drawn
When all I wanted from her was to
remind me of you

So I stay out in the streets
Hoping to find you anywhere
Now that I understand
The woman you need to be

I can feel you in the heat
I can taste you in the air
And I can't help but find your face in
everything I see

And once I can admit you're gone I'll
place it on a star
And wait for the day I'm what you need
and then reach out for heart
Cause even if love is more my mistress
than my lovers ever are
You'll always be the moon in the water


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Moon In The Water song meanings
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    General CommentI typed these up and blocked them exactly how they were in the liner notes, even if that's not exactly how I would have done it. Anyway, without getting too in-depth and just in reference to the title of the song and how that plays into what the lyrics are talking about, the moon in the water is something unattainable.
    matthewconteon June 13, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI typed these up and blocked them exactly how they were in the liner notes, even if that's not exactly how I would have done it. Anyway, without getting too in-depth and just in reference to the title of the song and how that plays into what the lyrics are talking about, the moon in the water is something unattainable.
    matthewconteon June 13, 2011   Link
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    General CommentCause even if love is more my mistress
    than my lovers ever are
    You'll always be the moon in the water

    very true
    mikeychanon September 15, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is pretty enigmatic, but at the same time the message, or one of the messages of the song is perfectly clear. That message would be that of perseverance, passion, or maybe a few other things.
    "That love is for the fighter born to lose
    but never quit
    Swinging for the moon in the water"
    Obviously both examples illustrated in the song show that either by means of being distracted or by true intention, each person referenced is so awestruck by the reflection of the moon in the water that they for a minute or second failed to realize that they are heading the completely wrong direction for something that cannot be obtained.
    Among the more deep meanings hidden in the song, or the meanings in which one may find more than one, these lyrics stand out the most, and seem to be telling a slightly different message:
    "When I said, "This must be what love is
    like I saw it in a dream"
    You looked into my eyes and said, "You
    don't know what you mean"
    "When she says, "If I've had love in my
    life then surely this is it"
    I said, "Anyone who talks like that doesn't
    understand one bit"
    This dialogue between the two figures is probably such that can be interpreted in many different ways. Perhaps it is these lyrics that are meant to stir memories of past experiences in the listener; experiences that presumably are different but have relation to the moon in the water.
    Pimmermenon September 23, 2014   Link

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