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Samuel’s Musicians Of The Week

This week the award goes to Mike Oldfield, and also to the vocalist of the feature song, Maggie Reilly. The feature song this week is the 1983 song Moonlight Shadow.

Moonlight Shadow has been covered by many artists since then (and it’s a great song so why wouldn’t it have been?) but I found the 2002 cover by German Euro-trance band Groove Coverage to be particularly interesting. They, despite the modernisations applied to the song, remained fairly true to the original, but quite oddly pronounced the “a.m” part of the line “Four a.m. in the morning” as the word “am” instead of the acronym pronunciation “Ay-Emm”.

The last that ever she saw him,
Carried away by a moonlight shadow (shadow).
He passed on worried and warning,
Carried away by a moonlight shadow (shadow).
Lost in a riddle that Saturday night,
Far away on the other side.
He was caught in the middle of a desperate fight
And she couldn’t find how to push through.

The trees that whisper in the evening,
Carried away by a moonlight shadow.
Sing a song of sorrow and grieving,
Carried away by a moonlight shadow (shadow).
All she saw was a silhouette of a gun,
Far away on the other side.
He was shot six times by a man on the run
And she couldn’t find how to push through.

I stay, I pray
See you in heaven far away.
I stay, I pray
See you in heaven one day.

Four a.m. in the morning,
Carried away by a moonlight shadow (shadow).
I watched (I watched) your vision forming,
Carried away by a moonlight shadow (shadow).
Stars roll slowly in a silvery night,
Far away on the other side.
Will you come to terms with me this night,
But she couldn’t find how to push through.

I stay, I pray
See you in heaven far away.
I stay, I pray
See you in heaven one day.

Far away on the other side.

Caught in the middle of a hundred and five.

The night was heavy and the air was alive,
But she couldn’t find how to push through.

Carried away by a moonlight shadow (shadow).

Carried away by a moonlight shadow (shadow).

Far away on the other side.

But she couldn’t find how to push through.

Samuel

2 comments November 11th, 2007 at 06:42pm


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