My Secret Santa gift for the lovely MindAtPeace!
MindAtPeace wrote a lovely text about how we should appreciate the beauty of the crescent moon; she is not half as beautiful, just because she is half a moon!
It inspired me to write a song using Matthew Lister's beautiful acoustic piece; it tells the story of the sad crescent moon and when she discovers her worth and beauty :)
I also tried to incorporate some Turkish into it...I used the word "ay" for moon in the bridge, is that right?!
Happy Christmas MindAtPeace, I hope you like your present <3
Half of the moon came shining throughSilent like a passing thought
She slipped into my room
And held me close she said
What is a moon to do?
Look at the stars they shine so bright,
So whole, what am I?
But a fleeting glance
Of a mirrored sun
The cold face of the sky
I said moon look at you!
What a face of hope!
You are the lovers' only light
In your crescent eyes they see their hearts returned
Though parted by oceans wide
(Ay, ay, ay) // (Moon, moon, moon)
Now half of the moon peers through my room,
Shining like the brightest star,
Whole or half, she knows her place
A beacon the lovers' sky
A beacon for the lovers' sky
Ho, ho, ho! It's a Secret Santa gift for xanlee. I did a little REmix action with some of your artwork and set it against the lovely backdrop of a Metaphorest/Spaceship tune. Merry Christmas!
Originally created as part of an interactive video project at RMIT University.
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