Eagle on the Moon

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Eagle on the Moon (Lyrics: Lutes/Riedel/Emenau)

Most of it you let go
But you could still use a little less
Your heart’s still trying to shake off
All the pains inside your chest

You tell yourself you’re just a dusting
Of fine snow on a rail
You’re gonna come and go like shadows
On a branch beside the trail

But then midnight comes a stumbling
Like an eagle on the moon
With a memory like a steel trap
For a famous fiddler’s tune

You climbed over the mountains
You couldn’t really do your best
But you hunted for your daily bread
And you kept yourself well-dressed

Now you rest in the evening
With your eyes up on a shelf
You’re staring at the shadows
On the pictures of yourself

And then midnight comes a stumbling
Like an eagle on the moon
There’s a barn burning on the skyline
And it’s looking like high noon

BRIDGE
And you stand there at the gate
You see it’s not too late
What you have carved into your mind
Isn’t all there really is for you to find

Most of it you’ve let go
But you could still use a little less
Your mind is slowly learning
To put out the fires in your chest

The fuel that gets them started
Is less than what it seems
But all those old infernos
Still haunt your restless dreams

And then midnight comes a stumbling
Like an eagle on the moon
A life in lower gravity
The freedom makes you swoon

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from Parade Day, released November 12, 2015

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Lutes has released six full-length albums, including 2009’s acclaimed Truth & Fiction, which earned him a CFMA nomination for Songwriter of the Year and 2013's The Bravest Birds which spent seven months in the Roots Music Report top 10 and hit #1 on the EuroAmericana Chart. ... more

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