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Shivaree — Goodnight Moon (Live at KCRW)
Album: Sounds Eclectic
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Released: 2001
Length: 4:10
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There's a nail in the door
And there's glass on the lawn
Tacks on the floor
And the TV is on
And I always sleep with my guns
When you're gone

There's a blade by the bed
And a phone in my hand
A dog on the floor
And some cash on the nightstand
When I'm all alone the dreaming stops
And I just can't stand

What should I do I'm just a little baby
What if the lights go out and maybe
And then the wind just starts to moan
Outside the door he followed me home

Now goodnight moon
I want the sun
If it's not here soon
I might be done
No it won't be too soon 'til I say
Goodnight moon

There's a shark in the pool
And a witch in the tree
A crazy old neighbour and he's been watching me
And there's footsteps loud and strong coming down the hall
Something's under the bed
Now it's out in the hedge
There's a big black crow sitting on my window ledge
And I hear something scratching through the wall

Oh what should I do I'm just a little baby
What if the lights go out and maybe
I just hate to be all alone
Outside the door he followed me home
Now goodnight moon
I want the sun
If it's not here soon
I might be done
No it won't be too soon 'til I say
Goodnight moon

While you're up so high
How can you save me
When the dark comes here
Tonight to take me up
To my front walk
And into bed where it kisses my face
And eats my head

What should I do I'm just a little baby
What if the lights go out and maybe
And then the wind just starts to moan
Outside the door he followed me home
Now goodnight moon
I want the sun
If it's not here soon
I might be done
No it won't be too soon 'til I say
Goodnight moon
No it won't be too soon 'til I say
Goodnight moon
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This song has been overplayed on rp FOR YEARS!!
 govna wrote:
man this chick really knows how to capitalize on her only good song.

 



Sure … this is a dated reply, just as sure as you must be unfamiliar with Shivaree’s repertoire. If only they would make more music!
What ev ...
Hooray for KCRW!
When I'm the job working, they are my lifesaver for great music.
Unfortunately, they only play music from 9:00 am to noon on weekdays.
The book is always better than the song. 
I first heard this song on RP and I checked the song and I downloaded it 11 YEARS AGO.  I have listened to it a hundred times and still love it.
Thanks Bill.  You have made the last dozen years much better!!
Great Song and voice.
 helgigermany wrote:
What about some good music now, Bill?

 
You just tell him what to play!
What about some good music now, Bill?
Haunting and beautiful! {#Hearteyes}
 Kokoloco53 wrote:

Enough! Already! I'm starting to think I'm sitting on a park bench in Paris or something. This set's getting off on a weird tangent. I think one of you guys needs to buy a plane ticket to Europe for a while.



 
This is, like, the weirdest possible complaint.
Just LOVE Shivaree.
 Kokoloco53 wrote:

Enough! Already! I'm starting to think I'm sitting on a park bench in Paris or something. This set's getting off on a weird tangent. I think one of you guys needs to buy a plane ticket to Europe for a while.



 
Sure beats all those insignificant english songs now doesen't it ?
Sounds a lot like Marcella Detroit, but I guess that's a good thing... 7.
 luckywhitegirl wrote:
I think this is the sexiest song ever. I would dance naked to this song! 
 
luckwhitegirl gets lucky!{#Jump}
man this chick really knows how to capitalize on her only good song.
Love this song.  It's one of the first songs I heard on Radio Paradise and it was in Oct - right around Halloween. 
I think this is the sexiest song ever. I would dance naked to this song! 
Rrrr, tres tres bon DJ, c'est semble un peux de Amy W, merci encore. Smmooooth :)

Enough! Already! I'm starting to think I'm sitting on a park bench in Paris or something. This set's getting off on a weird tangent. I think one of you guys needs to buy a plane ticket to Europe for a while.


 quesarah wrote:
Goodnight!

goodnight moon
 
I was surprised to discover this book was published in 1947!!  It was featured recently on Mad Men — the current season is set around 1966.  I thought I caught them on a goof.  I did not have this book in my childhood (I had Dr. Suess and vintage Oz books), and only heard of it in the last 8 years, from my friends reading it to their children.  It certainly has stood the test of time!
 WayUpNorth wrote:

I think you got that backwards, and also, Britney can't really sing ...

 
Not that it matters, but Britney Spears' debut album was probably released before Shivaree's.  I don't think they sound alike at all.

 ninjacatpuppet wrote:
I really like this song a lot, but ever since I noticed it, I can't shake the fact that her voice makes her sound exactly like Britney Spears.
 
I think you got that backwards, and also, Britney can't really sing ...

 choffman2001 wrote:
The entire studio album on which this song originated is great, too. Support the artist *and* RP - click on thru to Amazon and buy it! The album is I Oughta Give You a Shot in the Head for Making Me Live in This Dump. You can pick one up used, from 24 cents plus shipping! My favorite song on IOGYASITHFMMLITD is definitely Cannibal King, the album opener. And you'll recognize Bossa Nova, although you won't know you do from the name alone! Yummy!! {#Tongue}
 
Thank you for this! {#Cheers} I can't put another thing on my credit card, but once I get it paid down, this will be one of the things I buy.

 newwavegurly wrote:
There's just something... alluring about this song. I can't quite put my finger on it, but I enjoy it whenever Bill plays it.
 


Agreed! Love the sound!
There's just something... alluring about this song. I can't quite put my finger on it, but I enjoy it whenever Bill plays it.
I have to get some Shivaree!

 choffman2001 wrote:
The entire studio album on which this song originated is great, too. Support the artist *and* RP - click on thru to Amazon and buy it! The album is I Oughta Give You a Shot in the Head for Making Me Live in This Dump. You can pick one up used, from 24 cents plus shipping! My favorite song on IOGYASITHFMMLITD is definitely Cannibal King, the album opener. And you'll recognize Bossa Nova, although you won't know you do from the name alone! Yummy!! {#Tongue}
 
I actually prefer the studio recording over this one.   Both, however, are outstanding,      {#Clap}
Could a song be any sexier??

Ambrosia Parsley...and while you're at it, find me a better name.

I really like this song a lot, but ever since I noticed it, I can't shake the fact that her voice makes her sound exactly like Britney Spears.
The entire studio album on which this song originated is great, too. Support the artist *and* RP - click on thru to Amazon and buy it! The album is I Oughta Give You a Shot in the Head for Making Me Live in This Dump. You can pick one up used, from 24 cents plus shipping! My favorite song on IOGYASITHFMMLITD is definitely Cannibal King, the album opener. And you'll recognize Bossa Nova, although you won't know you do from the name alone! Yummy!! {#Tongue}


Loving the live version, too.
Adds an ominous overtone to the quirky but benign book that I used to read to my little ones at bedtime. Great voice, too.

Nice song for Halloween today. Nice song for any day
So sweeeeeet!
Great version!!!  Thankyou RP !  never heard this one before...
Shivaree: a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple. Hmmm...


 quesarah wrote:
Goodnight!

goodnight moon
 

Love it!

I've also always enjoyed this song on RP. I hope Bill never takes it out of rotation. It comes on just enough to be a treat to catch, but not enough to be annoying.
 quesarah wrote:
Goodnight!

goodnight moon
 
this was my immediate reaction, as well!

Goodnight!

goodnight moon
I'm reminded of Gwen Stefani. I like Gwen Stefani.
Wow, this one really got my attention!  Makes me want to get up and dance a rumba!  Fabulous for Friday.
Always loved this tune!!!!!!!!

Great!!! thanks for picking up this version. (taking modest bow for 2005 suggestion to do so)
...from the moment this started playing i was really curious if we were about to hear someone else's cover of this song - kind of a casio autoaccompaniment thing going on in this live rendition...
Shivery! Caught my attention from the beginning
I like it. She's got a sultry voice that should not be filtered through the technology of a studio album.
this version is better than their own album cut version, I think -- edgier and more focused, like they'd learned more about the song since the original recording.