"Grapefruit Moon" as written by and Tom Waits....
Grapefruit moon, one star shining, shining down on me
Heard that tune, and now I'm pining, honey, can't you see?
'Cause every time I hear that melody, well, something breaks inside
And the grapefruit moon, one star shining, can't turn back the tide

Never had no destinations, could not get across
You became my inspiration, oh but what a cost
'Cause every time I hear that melody, well, something breaks inside
And the grapefruit moon, one star shining, is more than I can hide

Now I'm smoking cigarettes and I strive for purity
And I slip just like the stars into obscurity
'Cause every time I hear that melody, well, puts me up a tree
And the grapefruit moon, one star shining, is all that I can see


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"Grapefruit Moon" as written by Tom Waits

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    General CommentGod this is a beautiful song.
    Wonder what it means.
    frogboyson March 15, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthat's always the thing with tom waits lyrics! "every time i hear that melody, something breaks inside..." i love that line!
    Lightningon April 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis guy who put the Tom Waits lyrics here, archmastermind, may have had good intentions but he messed up almost every song lyrics he submitted.
    Ex Abruptoon June 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGrapefruit moon
    one star shinning
    shinning down on me

    Heard that tune
    now Im pinning
    honey, can't you see?

    Cause every time I hear that melody, well
    something breaks inside

    Grapefruit moon
    one star, shinning
    can't turn back the tide

    Never had
    no destinations
    could not get across

    You becaame
    my inspiration,
    oh but what a cost

    N' Everytime I hear that melody, well
    something breaks inside

    Grapefruit moon, one star shinning
    is more than I can hide.

    Now I'm smoking
    cigarettes
    and I strive for purity
    and I slip
    just like the stars
    into obscurity.

    But every time I hear that melody,
    puts me up a tree

    Grapefruit moon, one star shinning
    is all that I can see.
    Guarimnon February 20, 2008   Link

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