As Long As There Are Stars Above You

Earlier today, I featured my SONG LYRIC SUNDAY choice for today. If you saw my post, you may recall I featured The Waterboys. Well, they were behind another amazing track, which I adore, absolutely adore.

Milky Way, Sky, Stars, Cosmos, Night

It is a love song, with lyrics as simple, yet as poignant as ever I did hear. It is a song that has been covered by others, but the voice that I love singing these lyrics more than any other is that of Kristina Train.

Originally by The Waterboys, this is the wonderful “How Long Will I Love You?” recorded by the sensational Kristina Train.

How long will I love you?
As long as there are stars above you
And longer if I can

How long will I need you?
As long as the seasons need to
Follow their plan

How long will I be with you?
As long as the sea is bound to
Wash upon the sand

How long will I want you?
As long as you want me to
And longer by far

How long will I hold you?
As long as your father told you
As long as you are

How long will I give to you?
As long as I live through you
However long you say

How long will I love you?
As long as stars are above you
And longer if I may

Writer: Mike Scott

You Stretched For The Stars

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: HEAVENLY BODIES/PLANETS/MOON/SUN/STARS

Moon, Star, Boy, Fishing, Dream, Dreamy, Clouds

I was torn between two songs for today. Oh……I am almost considering until the end of the day to see if my second song choice has been chosen by anyone else. If it has not….you can expect to see another post from me later. In the end, I picked the first song that came into my head….which is a fair way to decide.

The first time I ever heard this song….I just thought it was amazing….and it has stayed with me always. There is something about it….something quite special. I love it. Why do I love it so much? I don’t know, if you listen and you get it – the slight tingly breath-taking feeling that this song captures something, something, something that you wish you were able to express creatively. Somehow this is a spectacular song – please don’t ask me what on earth it is about – it speaks at a level I find hard to describe.

What an intro!! This is The Waterboys with the stunning….”The Whole Of The Moon”!!!

I pictured a rainbow
You held it in your hands
I had flashes
But you saw the plan
I wandered out in the world for years
While you just stayed in your room
I saw the crescent
You saw the whole of the moon
The whole of the moon

You were there at the turnstiles
With the wind at your heels
You stretched for the stars
And you know how it feels
To reach too high
Too far
Too soon
You saw the whole of the moon

I was grounded
While you filled the skies
I was dumbfounded by truths
You cut through lies
I saw the rain-dirty valley
You saw Brigadoon
I saw the crescent
You saw the whole of the moon

I spoke about wings
You just flew
I wondered, I guessed and I tried
You just knew
I sighed
But you swooned
I saw the crescent
You saw the whole of the moon
The whole of the moon

With a torch in your pocket
And the wind at your heels
You climbed on the ladder
And you know how it feels
To get too high
Too far
Too soon
You saw the whole of the moon
The whole of the moon

Unicorns and cannonballs
Palaces and piers
Trumpets, towers, and tenements
Wide oceans full of tears
Flags, rags, ferry boats
Scimitars and scarves
Every precious dream and vision
Underneath the stars

Yes, you climbed on the ladder
With the wind in your sails
You came like a comet
Blazing your trail
Too high
Too far
Too soon
You saw the whole of the moon

Written by: Micheal Scott