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Curse you, mocking moon

by Clang Sayne

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Single from the 2nd Clang Sayne album, 'The Round Soul of the World'.
Written at St Marks' Rise, London in Spring 2010


Curse you, Mocking Moon

Curse you mocking moon
It's not as though you ever cared or dared to do a thing
but sit upon your perch and watch
and while away the night time with your guileless, gormless grin

Waning to the quick.
Waxing full and waxing new
and waxing ever fatter,
while the whole world boos and claps
at these fools that you have trapped,
and at your hoax to coax the mad ones from their heads,
and lure lovers to their beds,
and to sooth the swooning dreamers
sinking in your lonely hue.
Mocking moon

Curse you mocking moon.
Long ago I fell in love with you
and the way you called the swelling seasalt tide,
and swelled my blood to teeming life,
and made the months,
and lit the crooked wayward path
for burning souls with borrowed light,
and the way you loved the night.

Curse you mocking moon
we made a deal and I believed in you
but oh, your night it is so dark and cold
and I can't see two feet in front of me,
nor tell wood from towering tree,
nor ditch from darkened road,
mocking moon, light the way and see me home.

Curse you mocking moon
Where are you now that I need you -
hiding out behind some rotten cloud
and what am I to do but
shake my fists at the dark vault of the sky,
and curse the day I was beguiled
by the craters of your eyes,
and when you show your face I'll do
as wolves and loons and godforsaken creatures do
and howl at you.

© Laura Hyland 2010


released March 14, 2017
Words & Music by Laura Hyland
Performed by Clang Sayne:
L Hyland - voice, guitar
Judith Ring - voice
Carolyn Goodwin - bass clarinet
Matthew Jacobson - drums
Produced by Laura Hyland
Recorded by Leslie Keye at Arad Studios, Dublin


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Described as ‘venturers in the post-genre slip stream, weaving folk, improv, art pop and contemporary classical into new material that is soft on the ear but tough as leather.’ (Cormac Larkin, Irish Times).

Laura Hyland (compositions, voice), Carolyn Goodwin (woodwinds, voice), Matthew Jacobson (drums, voice)
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