"Monochrome" as written by David Gavurin and Harriet Wheeler....
It's 4 in the morning July in '69
Me and my sister
We crept down like shadows
They're bringing the moon right down to our sitting room
Static and silence and a monochrome vision

They're dancing around
Slow puppets silver ground
And the world is watching with joy
We hear a voice from above and it's history
And we stayed awake all night

And something is said and the whole room laughs aloud
Me and my sister
Looking on like shadows
The end of an age as we watched them walk in a glow
Lost in space, but I don't know where it is

They're dancing around
Slow puppets silver ground
And the stars and stripes in the sand
We hear a voice from above and it's history
And we stayed awake all night

They're dancing around
It sends a shiver down my spine
And I run to look in the sky and
I half expect to hear them asking to come down
(Oh) will they fly or will they fall
To be excited by a long late night


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"Monochrome" as written by Harriet Wheeler David Gavurin

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    General CommentAbout watching the moon landings in 1969 on TV.
    michaelwoodon June 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh wow. Thankyou. I've recently randomly fallen in love with this song and I couldn't figure out what it was about. I thought maybe it was about her as a child seeing her parents party and wondering what they were doing but now it makes so much more sense. Such a beautiful song from something so simple.
    Numberoneblindon December 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI've never realized is was about the moon landings. Interesting. Still basically the same scenerio - her parents and their friends are up late partying watching the black and white TV.
    ikickedagirlon December 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAmerican lunar Landing summer 69. It was the biggest event in the world and adults and kids huddled around black and white TVs to watch. Monochrome is a b&w TV I guess, which probably 90 percent of the world still had in 1969, especially the English, I would imagine. I like the song because I was 4 years old that summer. I also like the line about her sister, warms my heart.
    PappyHabon August 25, 2017   Link

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