Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Son of the Moon


I took this picture last weekend when I was coming back to town on the {{train}}. Even though the sun had not quite set, the moon was a sight to behold. this picture may not show it, but the moon looked like a cradle, which reminded me of a song I haven't heard in a while but that came to mind, and to my surprise, I remembered every word as I hummed it slowly, and here it is.

SON OF THE MOON

Fool is he who doesn’t understand,
Tells a legend
That a female gypsy
Conjured the moon until dawn
Crying she would ask
That the day would come
For she to marry a gypsy man
You’ll have your ebony skin man,
From the sky the full moon spoke,
But in return I want
The first-born child
You breed from him,
Because someone who sacrifices her son
In order to not being alone
Would only barely love him
Moon, you want to be mother
And you can’t find love
To make you a woman
Tell me, silver moon
What are you going to do
With a child of the flesh?
Son of the moon
From a cinnamon skin father a child was born
As white as the back of an ermine
With grey eyes
Instead of olive
Albino child of the moon

Curse his seal
This is a foreigner’s child
And I won’t keep the truth

Moon, you want to be mother
And you can’t find love
To make you a woman
Tell me, silver moon
What are you going to do
With a child of the flesh?
The Gypsy man thinking he’s been dishonored
Attacked his woman, knife in hand
Whose son is this?
You’ve cheated on me
And he wounded her deadly
Then he walked up the mount
With the child in his arms
And abandoned him there
Moon, you want to be mother
And you can’t find love
To make you a woman
Tell me, silver moon
What are you going to do
With a child of the flesh?
And the nights that there's a full moon
It will be because the child's in a good mood,
And if the child cries
The moon shall wane
To make him a cradle
And if the child cries
The moon shall wane
To make him a cradle.




P.S. The original song is in Spanish from the group Mecano, so there's been some translating on my part :)

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