Moon is up
The sun is down
You can't have it both ways round
Ooh babe, won't you listen to me
We are worlds apart, you see
Where are you now
Crying out loud
Where did you go
When I needed you

The sun sinks behind the clouds
And hides his tears without a sound
The moon looks on reflectively
So spare a thought for you and me
Where are you know
Dark are the clouds

Where did you go
When I needed you

The moon is up
The sky is black
I'll sail away and won't come back
The sun goes down
The stars will rise
And dance across
the darkened skies

The sun goes down
The moon comes up

The moon is up
The sun goes down
And you can't have it both ways round
So come on baby and listen to me
Cause we are worlds apart, you see

The sun goes down
The moon comes up


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    General CommentThis is a good song, but it definitely gets the astronomy wrong. The moon CAN be up at the same time as the sun, but in general the closer moonrise is to sunrise the less visible it will be (new moons in particular are completely invisible from Earth because they rise at roughly the same time as the sun). So yes, you can "have it both ways around".
    SMUSER17456518on August 03, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI'm born on July 4 and the archetypical Cancer sign. This song makes complete sense to me with the Moon being my ruling planet. All of the imagery regarding the sun, clouds, etc. is just a great top off. I've been buzzing off this song all year. I put it up there with the Stones classics.
    mysteriosoon October 07, 2016   Link

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