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Midnight On The Moon


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"Midnight On The Moon"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.


It’s midnight on the moon, and I’m crazy as a loon

The shuttle’s broke, and the station’s a joke

There’s nothin’ I can do
             
Well, it’s midnight on the moon, and babe, I miss you


It’s midnight on the moon, and I’m wishin’ I could be with you

The craters are cool, but I feel like a fool

There’s not a whole lot to do

Well, it’s midnight on the moon, and babe, I miss you


Thought I needed a vacation, thought I needed to get away
                              
Thought I needed an escape, from the same old thing each day
    
But I never knew how much I needed you, baby

‘Till I got stuck in outer space


It’s midnight on the moon, and I hope to get home soon

I gotta stop floatin’ around, and get my feet back on the ground

There’s no one in the world like you

Well, it’s midnight on the moon, and babe, I miss you

         
Yes, it’s midnight on the moon, and babe, I miss you


Copyright © ℗ 2004 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.



"Midnight On The Moon"


Song by Scott Cooley from the album Moon Dreams
Position #2
Released 2004
Recorded Scott Cooley Music Productions studio, Flint, Michigan
Genre alternative acoustic, Americana, blues rock ballad
Length 2:57
Label Scott Cooley Records
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, guitars, bass, percussion, slide, acoustic bass solo
Publisher Scott Cooley Music Publishing
Producer Scott Cooley
Format Compact Disc, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Writer words/music by Scott Richard Cooley
Chronology

 Early Mornin' Rain
(#1)
 Midnight On The Moon
(#2)
 Morning Star
(#3)

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A song written from the perspective of an astronaut who is missing the woman he's in love with back on Earth.  Guess I wanted a song with the word 'midnight' in the title, and I also wanted a song with the word 'moon' in the title, and as I was writing one or the other, it made sense to include both words in the title of a single song.  Not that you can hear the inspiration in this, but one of my favorite albums of all time is Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd.  Rather than attempting to write in that vein though, I was instead motivated by noticing that a lot of great old American songs that are now considered standards have one of those two words in the titles - a lot of vocal jazz from before there were a million different jazz subgenres.  Same is true for the word 'train' and 'angel' - of course I've written songs with those words in the title as well - not together, but you know what I mean...haven't released those because they didn't turn out well enough.  I think that Police song that had the word 'moon' in it also may have influenced me, because I wanted a prominent bass line like Sting played in his.  And then having the slide guitar sound in there represented a sound effect you'd think of when a rocket is blasting into outer space towards the moon.  Weird reasons to write a song, but that's what I remember thinking about when I sat down to write this.