In an interview, singer/lyricist Samuel T. Herring explained:Like The Moon” is a reference to—well, it’s kind of like what it says in the chorus—“And I can be the world… Read More 




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She looks like the moonShe says, "it's your eyes"She sees everythingShe knows me too wellAnd she looks like the dayShe says, "it's the light"Something in the way she says "goodbye"And she looks like the moonSo close and, yet, so farShe says everythingShe knows me too wellAnd I can call you "friend"And I can be the worldSilent chatter heldI won't be aroundAnd I can be a friendBut I won't be aroundSilent chatter, boundJust don't push me out!And she looks like the moonShe says, "it's your eyes"She says everythingShe knows me too well
And I can call you "friend"But I won't be aroundSilent chatter, boundJust don't push me out...We don't have to speak tonightJust don't say "goodbye"Making a home in my bodyLetting it grow in my bodyTaking these chains from my bodyLetting it go from my bodyLetting it go from my bodyTaking these chains from my bodyIs harder than you knowOh!And she looks like the moonShe says, "it's your eyes"She says everythingShe knows me too wellAnd she looks like the dayShe says, "it's the light"Something in the way she says, "goodbye"
In an interview, singer/lyricist Samuel T. Herring explained:

Like The Moon” is a reference to—well, it’s kind of like what it says in the chorus—“And I can be the world, silent chatter held, I won’t be around.” It’s this idea that there’s this person that revolves around you or is orbiting around you, but you can’t be in their world. And maybe somewhere in there, there is that alien idea of a distant place that you can’t get to or want to get to.

It is the eighth track from Future Islands" fourth LP, Singles.


There are several opposites that appear frequently – the moon and sun, night and day, summer and winter; what were the intentions behind that?

STH: It’s just the way it comes out in my writing. Like I was saying before, they’re universal things. The movement of seasons, the moon as a figure that’s so bright but so far away …


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