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.
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
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