Music for the Moon

Yes, we are lunatics. . .crazy in love with the Moon


Lyrics and Lullabies of Lunatics:

Here Comes the Moon” (George Harrison)

“Moonshadow” (Cat Stevens)

“Walking on the Moon” (The Police)

“Dancin’ in the Moonlight” (King Harvest)

A Light Moment with Jon Stewart

“Lying to the Moon” (Trisha Yearwood)

“Blue Moon” (Patty Ann Smith)

“Mr. Moonlight” (The Beatles)

“Bad Moon Rising” (Creedance Clearwater)

“Blue Moon of Kentucky” (Paul McCartney)

“Everyone’s Gone to the Moon” (Jonathan King)

“Moon River” (Patti Page)

“By the Light of the Silvery Moon” (Fats Waller)

“Old Yellow Moon” (Emmylou Harris)

“Moonlight Sonata” (Ludwig von Beethoven)

“Song About the Moon” (Paul Simon)

“Ticket to the Moon” (Electric Light Orchestra)

“Heading for the Moon” (Cyndi Lauper)

“Paper Moon” (Natalie Cole)

“Blue Moon” (Elvis)

“Moon Over Bourbon Street” (Sting)

“Fly Me to the Moon” (Sinatra)

“The Whole of the Moon” (Waterboys)

The Great Moonwalker (Michael Jackson)

“Eclipse” from Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd)

“Sisters of the Moon” (Stevie Nicks)

“The Rising of the Moon” (Irish Folk Song)

“Flor de Luna”–Moonflower (Santana)

“Daughter of the Moon” (Chinese)

“I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon” (Ernie, Sesame Street)

“Children of the Moon” (Alan Parsons Project)

“Autumn Moon on a Calm Lake” (Lang Lang, piano)

“Song to the Moon” (Lillian Roberts with Orchestra)

“Lover’s Moon” (Glenn Frey)

“Big Bad Moon” (Joe Satriani)

“Water from the Moon” (Celine Dion)

“Bark at the Moon” (Ozzy Osbourne)

“Rocket Man” (Elton John)

“Sister Moonshine” (Roger Hodgson, Supertramp)

“Moonlight Serenade” (Glenn Miller Orchestra)

“Walking in the Moonlight”  (Satyam Sivam Sundaram)

“Shepherd Moons” (Enya)

“Bringing Down the Moon” (Joana Zimmer)

“Half Moon” (Wouter Kellerman, S. Africa)

“Yellow Moon” (Neville Brothers)

“Clair de Lune” (Victor Borge, Claude Debussy)

“Crazy Moon” (Arashi, Japan)

“Moondance” (Van Morrison, performed by Michael Buble)

“Man on the Moon” (REM)

“Moon Crazy” (Blue Oyster Cult)

“Moonlight in Vermont” (Willie Nelson)

“Shine on Harvest Moon” (Johnny Cash and Emmylou Harris)

“Slow Dancing with the Moon” (Dolly Parton)

“Southern Moon” (The Delmore Brothers)

“Howlin’ at the Moon” (Hank Williams, Sr.)

“Bad Side of the Moon” (Elton John)

“There’s a Moon in the Sky” (B-52s)

“How High the Moon” (Les Paul and Mary Ford)


“The night arrives with its cup of intertwined stars,

and dreaming drowns all [people],

collecting them in its cellar,

and the world is washed once more.

The moon comes back again,

the dark shakes out its gloves

while the roots get to work.

And another day is born.”

~Pablo Neruda, “Day Light with Night Key”


“. . .bristling life, spreading through all their branches, as one by one,

they tossed the white moon upward, on its slow way, to another morning,

in which nothing new, would ever happen, which is the true gift of nature,

which is the reason, we love it.”

~Mary Oliver, “Nature”


“In full moon, all the horizon is lettered and lifted.  I want immortality to read this terrestrial language.  This good and tough mountain-climbing flesh is not my final home, and I’ll creep out of it and fly free and grow! . . .  So there are no stiff, frigid, stony partition walls betwixt us and heaven. . . for earth is partly heaven, and heaven earth.”

~John Muir, Journals, August, 1872


“Even wilderness is seen as having value only as it enhances and serves our human lives, our human world.  While most of us agree that wilderness is necessary to our spiritual and psychological well-being, it is a container of far more, of mystery, of a life apart from ours.”

~Linda Hogan, “What Holds the Water, What Holds the Light,” in Sisters of the Earth


“A few nights ago I ascended a mountain to see the world by moonlight, and when near the summit the hermit [thrush] commenced his evening hymn a few rods from me.  Listening to this strain on the lone mountain, with the full moon just rounded from the horizon, the pomp of your cities and the pride of your civilization seemed trivial and cheap.”

~John Burroughs, Wake-Robin


“At first we lay awake, talking of our course, and finding ourselves in so convenient a posture for studying the heavens, with the moon and stars shining in our faces, our conversation naturally turned to astronomy. . . .”

~Henry David Thoreau, The Maine Woods


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