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Thread #15710   Message #3041629
Posted By: GUEST
27-Nov-10 - 04:44 PM
Thread Name: Origins: I See the Moon, The Moon Sees Me
Subject: Lyr Add: ALLEGORY (Murray Attaway)
Modern song, my favorite song for over a decade, begins similarly.

Lyrics taken from the liner notes on the album, "In Thrall" released in 1993.

ALLEGORY

I see the moon and the moon sees me
The moon looks down on what I long to be
There's grace in the heart and grace in the hall
But the Grace of God is over us all

Sudden move in the stars
Whenever I look to the skies I can get lost
Stand in a mirror and know that I am a
fragment of something greater than I
Specks of dust in a moonbeam gathering shape and portent
Of greatness waiting to light

Even the wind in the trees is the allegory
Everything that is and ever will be
Is the allegory

We can stand with both feet firmly on the ground
And let our heads get lost so
thoroughly in the clouds
Conjure up visions of power and romance, destinies changed
In the twinkle of an eye
Stumble and fall, always serching,
desperate to gain some reason
In this life

But even the wind in the trees is the allegory
And all that I am and all that I ever will be
Is the allegory

I see the moon and the moon sees me
The moon looks down on what I long to be
There's grace in the heart and grace in the hall
But the Grace of God is over us all

Sudden move in the stars
Whenever I look to the skies I can get lost
Sweat in the foundry of lies
Hammer my soul until it looks something more like me
Forge a chain that binds us like slaves
to a dark and ominous dream

While even the wind in the trees is the allegory
And all that I am and all that I ever will be
Is the allegory