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Sun Kil Moon — Gentle Moon
Album: Ghosts Of The Great Highway
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Released: 2003
Length: 5:13
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Smile down on us, sun
Show your rays when things come undone
All animals lead us to light
When we can't see

Stars, Saturn and moon
Glow for those who cannot get through
Rain fall and voice sound
For those of whom still are not found

Gentle moon
Find us soon
Gentle moon
Find us soon

Black sky and black sea
Lighten up when we can't breathe
All dreams escape fire
Over worlds, fly but won't tire

Slow down on us, wind
Hold us still when everything spins
All secrets and lies
Let them out

Dreams escape fire
They won't tire
Dreams escape fire
They won't tire

Gentle moon
Find us soon
Gentle moon
Find us soon

All calendars pass
Days die off and hope cannot last
But if love is like stone
Yours was mine through to my bones

Oh, but how can we give
Back to those with whom we can't live?
When will the flame break
And spare the good people it takes?

Souls escape fire
They rise higher
Souls escape fire
They rise higher

Gentle moon
Find us soon
Gentle moon
Find us soon
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There is a house in New Orleans...
I hear bits of this in Ray LaMontagne's Airwaves. Nice tunes both.
Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters/Mark Kozelek-Love this man's music. So talented. 
 Cynaera wrote:
I love this.

smile down on us sun, show your rays
when things come undone
all animals lead, us to light
when we can't see
stars, saturn and moon, glow for those
who cannot get through
rain fall and voice sound for those of whom
still are not found

gentle moon, find them soon
gentle moon, find them

black sky and black sea, lighten up
when we can't breathe
all dreams escape fire, over worlds
fly but won't tire
slow down on us wind, hold us still
when everything spins
all secrets and lies, let them out

dreams escape fire, they won't tire
dreams escape fire, they won't tire

gentle moon, find them soon
gentle moon, find them soon

all calendars pass, days die off
and hope cannot last
but if love was like stone, then yours was mine
through to my bones
but how can we give back to those
with whom we can't live
when will the flame break
and spare the good people it takes

souls escape fire, they rise higher
souls escape fire, they rise higher

gentle moon, find us soon
gentle moon, find us soon


 
fine words (sad singer though)
How dreary! Made me want to fill a bath with warm water and search out a straight razor.

reply to this comment from bindi, September 12, 2005:  I would really, really love to hear someone making negative comments about this or any other song offer an alternative - what is it? Freebird? Smoke on the Water? Let us know where you are coming from.

..........................................

That is freaking hilarious!


awful, whiny, dreary, depressing. Was relieved when it finished. Spoilt an otherwise great playlist. 
..fairly powerful stuff..
 reason06 wrote:
wow what is wrong with me? To me this sounds whiny and mumble mouthed and draggy and boring! And RP advertises as a ROCK station, and this is not rock!

No I think that Radio Paradise claims to be an Eclectic Station, but if you don’t care for this type of thing you may be happier listening to a Rock Station.
His voice is haunting.
 Dave_Mack wrote:

Yeah, they sound like a kinder, gentler Son Volt.

 
I thought Bill played two Son Volt songs in a row...until I checked

Neil Young-like! Nice tune!
simply beautiful. a perfect song!
I love this.

smile down on us sun, show your rays
when things come undone
all animals lead, us to light
when we can't see
stars, saturn and moon, glow for those
who cannot get through
rain fall and voice sound for those of whom
still are not found

gentle moon, find them soon
gentle moon, find them

black sky and black sea, lighten up
when we can't breathe
all dreams escape fire, over worlds
fly but won't tire
slow down on us wind, hold us still
when everything spins
all secrets and lies, let them out

dreams escape fire, they won't tire
dreams escape fire, they won't tire

gentle moon, find them soon
gentle moon, find them soon

all calendars pass, days die off
and hope cannot last
but if love was like stone, then yours was mine
through to my bones
but how can we give back to those
with whom we can't live
when will the flame break
and spare the good people it takes

souls escape fire, they rise higher
souls escape fire, they rise higher

gentle moon, find us soon
gentle moon, find us soon



Every music lover should own Ghosts of The Great Highway. Its a stone cold classic album.
 chyk5 wrote:


"Rock" can be a very broad categorization. What would you call it?
 
Slow country.  Very twangy.

me likey.  me likey a lot.
Every time I hear this I like it.  I finally went and looked at the lyrics ..... what majestic poetry.  I think I'm going to Amazon now to buy this for my wife for Christmas.

{#Meditate}
 joshfm wrote:

Sounds a lot like Jay Farrar. Maybe too much like him.

 
Yeah, they sound like a kinder, gentler Son Volt.

 meadowwoods wrote:
I LOVE Mark Kozelek's voice...so beautiful and haunting! 
 
Sounds a lot like Jay Farrar. Maybe too much like him.

I LOVE Mark Kozelek's voice...so beautiful and haunting! 


reason06 wrote:
wow what is wrong with me? To me this sounds whiny and mumble mouthed and draggy and boring! And RP advertises as a ROCK station, and this is not rock!
"Rock" can be a very broad categorization. What would you call it?
wow what is wrong with me? To me this sounds whiny and mumble mouthed and draggy and boring! And RP advertises as a ROCK station, and this is not rock!
That is great to hear, just bought the album.. can't wait for it to arrive! "GHOSTS OF THE GREAT HIGHWAY is the best album of the last 5 years imo. Bill, please play more Sun Kil Moon!" mfassett wrote:
Definitely in my top 5.. EVER.
Rickvee wrote:
GHOSTS OF THE GREAT HIGHWAY is the best album of the last 5 years imo. Bill, please play more Sun Kil Moon!
Definitely in my top 5.. EVER.
youngj wrote:
I have Carry Me in Ohio on the ole iPod. How good is the rest of this album? So far, 2 for 2 is good for me.
It is very very very good. Goes down like buttah. Do get it.
GHOSTS OF THE GREAT HIGHWAY is the best album of the last 5 years imo. Bill, please play more Sun Kil Moon!
ppak wrote:
Oh Brother where art thou? Love your qoute "get this thou"! And I can empathize...I have two daughters who are college DJs and they are always laying the BEST tunes on me. When you are in tune with your daughters life is really special.
I've gotta wait a few years. My daughter is still into Hannah Montana. It's OK! I used to like Judas Priest (yes there is a Sun Kil Moon reference in there).
If this is new to you and you like it, you must check out the other work of Mark Kozelek. I've listened to his music (solo/Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon) for over ten years and I'm never disappointed.
favrood wrote:
Never heard this band before. Really like them. Had the weird feeling that if Brian Wilson hadn't taken his radical tumble into the weeds he might have sung songs like this.
It's made of members from 'Red House Painters'. That voice is hard to miss. I like it.
chucolo wrote:
Pure Prairie League is what this group reminds me of......
Yes indeed! It has that "relaxed" quality behind it where the artist took their time in composing a piece that flows "with" you instead of "against" you. :cool:
''I was lying in a burned-out basement with the full moon in my eyes..''
Pure Prairie League is what this group reminds me of......
Never heard this band before. Really like them. Had the weird feeling that if Brian Wilson hadn't taken his radical tumble into the weeds he might have sung songs like this.
gabbadar wrote:
Great CD! One song, Salvador Sanchez, I just couldn't swallow, but the rest of the CD I've listed to again, and again! Tiny Cities - Sun Kil Moon's CD full of Modest Mouse covers was really good too. Be leery of the Red House Painters though. I was so excited when I bought this CD I got some of his earlier work, and couldn't listen to the cd more than a couple times.
Go back and listen to RHP's a few more times. It took me a few listens, but now I love (most of) their stuff. But then again, I love Salvador Sanchez.
Lazaerus wrote:
I've loved this artist for quite some time... get this thou, my daughter who has been in Iraq and Kasovo for a while (3 years) came home and had this album in her collection! We both thought it was funny that we both enjoyed this guy so much... although I hear him as a very great Neil Young, how Neil wishes he could sound like, of course thats just how I think ;oD
Oh Brother where art thou? Love your qoute "get this thou"! And I can empathize...I have two daughters who are college DJs and they are always laying the BEST tunes on me. When you are in tune with your daughters life is really special.
I thought that this was Ron Sexsmith. Surprise. Very nice surprise indeed. I'm going to have to search out this album.
I've loved this artist for quite some time... get this thou, my daughter who has been in Iraq and Kasovo for a while (3 years) came home and had this album in her collection! We both thought it was funny that we both enjoyed this guy so much... although I hear him as a very great Neil Young, how Neil wishes he could sound like, of course thats just how I think ;oD mfassett wrote:
It's interesting... there is maybe only one other person I know who sees the incredible beauty that is in this CD, and it is my music partner. It must be an aquired taste... or maybe it just takes someone a little "off" to appreciate this. Personally, this CD is SO rich, so full of honest emotion... the perfect companion for a long drive, especially if you're fortunate enough as I have been to enjoy that long drive down the California coast with someone you care about. Sometimes the lyrics take over, but other times the meloncholy music comes to the forefront. All in all, this is definitely my favorite CD of the last few years at this point. I think I will upload salvador sanchez and glenn tipton from this CD too. For those who have found this song appealing, I can't recommend buying it enough... it really is that good of a CD, IF you like this song. If you don't like it, no problem, Pearl Jam is coming up in a minute or two. :eek:
Great CD! One song, Salvador Sanchez, I just couldn't swallow, but the rest of the CD I've listed to again, and again! Tiny Cities - Sun Kil Moon's CD full of Modest Mouse covers was really good too. Be leery of the Red House Painters though. I was so excited when I bought this CD I got some of his earlier work, and couldn't listen to the cd more than a couple times.
gernick wrote:
I love Red House Painters and, by extension, Mark Kozelek solo or Sun Kil Moon. This song is simply gorgeous. But i can see how people may not like his voice as much as i do. More Sun Kil Moon, RHP and/or MK please!!
I agree! I *love* his voice - melts me every time. 8
It's interesting... there is maybe only one other person I know who sees the incredible beauty that is in this CD, and it is my music partner. It must be an aquired taste... or maybe it just takes someone a little "off" to appreciate this. Personally, this CD is SO rich, so full of honest emotion... the perfect companion for a long drive, especially if you're fortunate enough as I have been to enjoy that long drive down the California coast with someone you care about. Sometimes the lyrics take over, but other times the meloncholy music comes to the forefront. All in all, this is definitely my favorite CD of the last few years at this point. I think I will upload salvador sanchez and glenn tipton from this CD too. For those who have found this song appealing, I can't recommend buying it enough... it really is that good of a CD, IF you like this song. If you don't like it, no problem, Pearl Jam is coming up in a minute or two. :eek:
youngj wrote:
How good is the rest of this album? So far, 2 for 2 is good for me.
I love this album. If you like this and Carry Me Ohio, you'll dig the rest of the CD.
I have Carry Me in Ohio on the ole iPod. How good is the rest of this album? So far, 2 for 2 is good for me.
Anybody else hear "Pure Prairie League" in this vocal? :cowboy:
I love Red House Painters and, by extension, Mark Kozelek solo or Sun Kil Moon. This song is simply gorgeous. But i can see how people may not like his voice as much as i do. More Sun Kil Moon, RHP and/or MK please!!
I second that but at least they were intersting then. Unlike this group...very tiring houstoib wrote:
When did Crosby, Still, Nash, and Young change their name?
chillin'
Oh, sorry, I fell asleep and was drooling on my desk.
When did Crosby, Still, Nash, and Young change their name?
Yes. Just yes tonight. Thank you.
broohaha wrote:
Yup. Mark Kozelek.
I was thinking it sounded like Jay Farrar. Which I suppose it does. But it ain't him.
Bill_Kunsler wrote:
I have a reply. Based on the last 5 songs in a row: 1) I think we just 2) did (as opposed to didn't)
I don't know about that. This song is definately moaned/whined. Not saying all of that is bad, or not signing, but come on.
This Album is great, But the New Album is Just Ok. Unless you have never heard of Modest Mouse before. Being an avid fan of modest mouse I do not like the new album because all it is is cover songs from "A Lonesome Crowded West". Though it is growing on me, it's not original. BUT I STILL LOVE SUN KIL MOON!!!!
Nick Drake must be an influence
Sigh. Most excellent. Especially for that chill, mid-afternoon moment.
Very likeable - would be outstanding with a soulful female harmony similar to some of the best Neil Young songs.
Rickvee wrote:
An incredible song from the best album of 2004.
I just purchased this CD a few months ago and it hasn't left my player yet. This tune and Carry Me Ohio are simply beautiful. Love it!
An incredible song from the best album of 2004.
:clap: :clap: :clap: nuff said
Man, that kid's got some big ears!
And his/their new CD comes out November 1 - yippee, can't wait.
Haunting. Thank you R.P. so much for introducing me to Sun Kil Moon. Great, great stuff. Carry Me Ohio!!!! Bring it back!!!!!!!!
Man, I hate to bum out a few of the people below, but from what I have heard, I love these guys. I would really, really love to hear someone making negative comments about this or any other song offer an alternative - what is it? Freebird? Smoke on the Water? Let us know where you are coming from. From what I gather there is a Redhouse Painters connection? How about Jay Ferrer - sounds like him too. I know little about this band except what RP has played - and I wholeheartedly thank them for that.
lazywhinerkid wrote:
Is this the dude from Red House Painters?
Yup. Mark Kozelek.
perhaps I'm not in the right mood for this, it just sounds sleep-inducing
Maybe next time someone will put the mike near his mouth. Or better yet - farther away. How dreary especially with the Guitar 101 strumming.
What a sensible voice. Fragile, full of emotion ...
Is this the dude from Red House Painters?
physicsgenius wrote:
I have a challenge. Can we have 5 songs in a row with: 1) A melody that is 2) sung (as opposed to moaned or whined)
I have a challenge: Can someone hunt down physicsnongenius and remove all his toenails with some hot visegrips and cheap vodka and report back via RP with commentary and photos?
physicsgenius wrote:
I have a challenge. Can we have 5 songs in a row with: 1) A melody that is 2) sung (as opposed to moaned or whined)
I have a reply. Based on the last 5 songs in a row: 1) I think we just 2) did (as opposed to didn't)
physicsgenius wrote:
I have a challenge. Can we have 5 songs in a row with: 1) A melody that is 2) sung (as opposed to moaned or whined)
Y'know, physicsgenius, I'm pretty sure you're listening to a different station than the rest of us. :nodhead: Great tune, distinctive (and pleasant) voice, well played. I'll give it an 8....and it might go up from there.
Wow, they surely know how to create a lovely, magical atmosphere! First time I hear this band and I'm (already) very impressed. I love the subtle instrumentation and smooth sung melody. Lyrical. Only a top production can make this possible, so compliments for the producer/studio as well.
I have a challenge. Can we have 5 songs in a row with: 1) A melody that is 2) sung (as opposed to moaned or whined)
Well, how about that... another RP inspired purchase... just ordered the CD... using the RP link, of course... thanks Bill!!
Neil...? Neil, is that you...? :ask:
Han wrote:
The Album is a masterpiece. Best Album of The Year 2004.
Ditto that. Except that it was released in 2003, I believe. It is incredible though.
NO that would be Harvest Moon. But yeah, me too. CanuckBeaker wrote:
I thought I was hearing Neil Young ... interesting.
The Album is a masterpiece. Best Album of The Year 2004.
thank you for the uploads.....you know who you are. I am so addicted to this album and his voice now.
llazare wrote:
Great upload noyou. Probably the prettiest song on the record.
funny...i was listening to this for the first time (thanks again Bill) and thought it such a pretty song. thanks for the upload noyou!
Lovely melody, very nice.
noyou wrote:
Uploaded March 29, 2004
Great upload noyou. Probably the prettiest song on the record. I uploaded "Carry Me Ohio" back on March 3rd and it's been stuck in the "Reviewing" pile since then.
Uploaded March 29, 2004