Calling The Moon Lyrics

by Dar Williams

The moon wanted
More of my night
I turned off the engine
And the headlights

The trees appeared
As they'd never been gone
I promised the fields
I'd return from now on

And the moon kept on rising
I had no more to say
I put my road maps away
And surrendered the day

And I know you'll be
Calling me soon
And if I don't answer
I'm calling the moon

Calling the moon
I was calling her then
I'm wondering will she take me again?
Oh, I am calling the moon

When I called
The moon back to me
I thought
She wanted my beauty

I shone in the best
That vanity buys
I covered the path
Where my life turned to lies

And the moon kept on rising
But I felt nothing at all
She comes when the empire falls
And shines on crumbling walls

Calling the moon
By the name that she chose
As Tennessee wandered
In moth eaten robes

Oh, I am calling the moon
Calling the moon
Oh, I'm calling the moon

Oh, make sense
Of me, night
I can see so much
From this cold height

The moon said
"Oh, darkness my work is done
I've poured this bottle
Of light from the sun"

But their anger keeps on rising
And they don't understand
I've shown them all that I can
That the world is at hand

And I know
They'll be calling me soon
And if I don't answer
I'm only the moon

I can see by her light
This one's going out
To the moon tonight
Oh, I am calling the moon

Calling the moon
'Cause I know what it's worth
To tug at the seas
And illumine the earth

Oh, I am calling the moon
Oh, I am calling the moon