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shadows
the seeker and the witch
We were a couple of romantic kids, me and my girl friend in high school. It was cold, and I had my jean jacket buttoned up. She was wearing a dark blue peacoat. She loved that coat. It was like a cloak.
Like me she loved the Who, and Led Zeppelin, but what really knocked her out was Witchy Woman by the Eagles, with its mysterious tom-tom beat in the chorus. She had raven hair and ruby lips, and in wintertime, when this picture was taken, I'm sure that sparks could fly from her fingertips.
We liked imagining that we were characters in songs. It helped if the characters in the songs were only vaguely described, making it easier to fit into the picture. If I was seeking answers, this was a big one.
But at the time I missed it, and I reworked the song I wrote about us until it was too specific. There wasn't enough room for anyone else to fit themselves into it.
moonlight on fields
Here is the original version. It's kind of rough and I like it better.
Moonlight Serenade (acoustic)
I remember
It was a funny kind of thing we had
We were rebels
You said I was quiet like your dad
He had gone and left you on your own
I should have known

That old piano
In the parlor where we'd hung our coats
You played classics
I played the blues I couldn't read the notes
And you'd practice Moonlight Serenade
When I stayed

Moonlight Serenade
Moonlight Serenade

I was restless
A Romeo that couldn't get too far
You were cautious
You didn't want to end up like your ma
What a crazy bind to put you in
So call it sin

And graduation
Where the axe fell on our lover's knot
And off to college
Where you met someone you liked a lot
And I gave you up without a fight
Didn't even write

Moonlight Serenade
Moonlight Serenade

There is something
Even after all those years ago
It's almost nothing
Still I thought somehow you'd like to know
It comes back to me every now and then
It's here again

We are walking
With snow on fields, a freezin' winter night
The moon is shining
And everywhere the world is full of light
It didn't match the light that your eyes made
As we played

Moonlight Serenade
Moonlight Serenade
Moonlight Serenade
Moonlight Serenade

mid-century modern