Big Bright Moon

it’s a big bright moon

I would wear it round my neck

like a silver locket filled

with stone and hair that my lover kept

as near as heaven seemed

it was here that heaven stood

like that big bright moon

big bright big bright moon

 

I bent but I never broke

never closed my eyes to kiss her hand

and I never let her walk me off

the cliff into her wondrous land

she’s gone for good

I don’t know why I feel so bad

it’s that big bright moon

big bright moon tell me what I had

 

tell me now what it was back then

I don’t remember what I felt

was I really hard as obsidian

and was that anybody’s fault

tell me now what it was back then

I don’t know what to think or say

on the deep the drunken man

on the bateau ivre starts to sway

 

we were sweet in summer’s hands

might have thought we’d stay forever green

you see the hammock it barely swung

yet I could sense how much that moment did mean

brilliant as light

she smiled on everyone

like that big bright moon

big bright big bright moon