Hive Open Mic #164 - Moonlight Shadow (Mike Oldfield)

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    anna-newkey

    Published on Jun 01, 2023
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    Hopeful is this week's theme and I've seen some fantastic entries already published.
    Personally I am still hopeful that some day I will manage to be a bit better prepared with this stuff, starting to learn a song earlier and not leaving it so late..

    My song for this week is about losing someone very suddenly and wishing to still being able to connect to that person.
    I always been a fan of the 1970s TV series "Upstairs, Downstairs" and still love it today.
    Its story covers the years between 1903 and 1930 and is set in London.
    What I like about the program is the use of many subjects that were relevant at the time.

    In 1912 the Titanic sank and in 1914 the First World War started; both events had people lose their loved ones, the war in much, much greater numbers of course. Both these events were covered in the program showing people who tried to get into contact with their dead, especially if the loss was sudden and there was no way of saying good bye. So called mediums were in high demand, getting people around tables and supposedly bringing the dead back for a short time.

    I don't believe in an afterlife and mediums therefore are just good magicians to me making believe. However, if the hope that their loved ones are happy where they are helps people to overcome their grieve then that has to be a good thing!

    Moonlight Shadow is a song we've been practicing with our band and I thought this theme would be an opportunity to play it on my own. It still needs polishing and I was struggling with those fast strums.. My fingers are very sore right now from too much playing..

    Lyrics

    The last that ever she saw him
    Carried away by a moonlight shadow
    He passed on worried and warning
    Carried away by a moonlight 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
    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
    I watched your vision forming
    Carried away by a moonlight shadow
    A star was glowing in the silvery night
    Far away on the other side
    Will you come to talk to 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
    Carried away by a moonlight shadow
    Far away on the other side
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