The Gettysburg Address (Live)

by Moon Safari

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released March 1, 2012

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Moon Safari Sweden

Moon Safari is a Swedish progressive rock group formed in Skellefteå, Sweden, in 2003. The band focuses on vocal arrangements in the style of Gene Puerling and they willingly surrender to the spirit of 60s rock, pop and progressive rock music, previously invoked by the Beatles, the Beach Boys and Yes.

They have toured both Japan, North America and mainland Europe and released four studio albums.
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Track Name: Lover's End Pt. 1
It’s Saturday night and you’re dressed to the 9’s, who will walk
with you home tonight?
The one you could always turn yourself to is out on a late night
rendezvous
Guess you’ve known for a while that I’m dying inside and this
silver tongue’s lost all it’s words
What took years to build up takes a night to tear down, and this
night will haunt me for the rest of my life
‘Cause she couldn’t change my world
She didn’t see the best in me
She couldn’t change my world
She’ll never understand
Now I carry the can, try to walk like a man knowing time will just
wound our heals
Sympathy fights through the tears in your eyes, couldn’t take
another night at 10A
It seems the older I get the more things to regret, I thought we
would grow old together
But know I’m standing here quiet as love fades away, in a year
from now I still can’t speak
Only you could change my world
You always saw the best in me
Only you could change my world
I didn’t understand
I will try to remember the Halcyon days, forget that I ever hurt you
If we’ll meet again some day, could we say the things we never
said
Now I’m stalking the bars and I pity my scars, like a self made
martyr on the run from it all, If somehow you love me still, baby,
would you let me know?
Track Name: A Kid Called Panic
Hiding in the comfort of corners, I guess in a way
everybody hides
Though I need my friends more than ever, I don’t want
anyone by my side
Who is that boy in the mirror ,waving goodbye to the
man? I can’t seem to shake that sad feeling that I’ll
never be who I really am
Though I’m lost I’m only one over the eight
Goodbye Station 8, guess you’ve
heard as of late, I’ll be drinking this night on my own
I’m going away to my own special place where I turn off
the lights and the phone, so won’t you...
Help - I need to escape, I don’t belong in here
Here’s to my fears, sorrows and tears
there goes another year
He’s that kid, with panic through the streets, that no one
really sees, Oh, that kid looks one hell of a lot like me
My friends that left town are returning, they know that
I’m too homeward bound
I’m sick of their heads that keep turning, of nodding and
saying I’m fine, I’m not fine
The 46’’ is my friend now, I order my food to the door
I suffocate on medication, those pills just can’t do it
somehow
I shot myself down, August 2008
now I carry this pathetic wound
I don’t even talk, I won’t listen at all
but I’m hoping that some day you’ll call, so won’t you...
When I turned from the truth in a far cry from you, denied
the hand of a friend that could help me through
Mealy mouthed, unsure, afraid of it all
Never confident but I know how to fall
Say is it you outside the window? Coming home to me
one last time? I swear I just saw your silhouette
sliding into the bedroom where angels blessed our skin,
now only dust
I am still knocking at your door, but love doesn’t live here
anymore
I know you’ll be coming home again, but nothing will
ever be the same; You’re taking your things, returning
my heart
I curse my own pride as I’m watching the phone, is there
anything happening at all? I drink til’ I cry but just can’t
fall asleep, someone please give me a call
Summer is over we’ve used all our dreams, now I tumble
in blind memories
You’ve changed your address, soon you’ll change your
last name, how I wish I’d change at all
Help - I need to escape, I don’t belong in here
Here’s to my fears, sorrows and tears
there goes another year
Help - I need to escape, but I do belong in here
Here’s to you love, wherever you are
You’re still inside of me
As the last lover’s sailing away in the night, by the
harbour retired romantics
Left behind telling stories of how it was oh, so much
better before...
Before any of us fell in love...
Track Name: Yasgur's Farm
Standing on the roadside waving bye-byes
Said I’m going where the wheels are a-moving
Oh, come and take me far away from the city lights, city life...
The moon shines bright in the seventh house
In the slipstream we pass among the clouds
With patches of peace, flowers in our hair
The caravan’s moving, come aboard and join the band
A time of love, the time of man
Songs of hope for a promised land
We’re gypsy sons all were born to run
A world awaits us
Universal guidance, travel down to Yasgurs farm...
Hey! Pretty baby it’s gonna be alright
Just put your little hand in mine
And we’ll work it out ’til the morning light comes, now baby
don’t you worry
Freedom of speech on tongues of LSD
Summer of love, love is all we need
We’ll meet beneath the shady trees
Echoes of better times resound a world away
Chasing a dream of a golden past
We dream alone so it couldn’t last
The trees are bare they are all undressed
The leaves will leave the body,
by the hands of our friend the carpenter...
Autumn steals the day away, put the dreams back in the grave
And we couldn’t end the war, so don’t bring me anymore
... of your tired, hungry and poor
Follow down the forest road, see the people without their
daily loads. On meadows green, tranquility
All were children of a thousand stars
Mother we’ll build a different world, the revolution they’ve feared will start with words
Still messengers of everlasting love
Notes upon an empty door, says your Uncle wants you to win a war
If he’ll reach to pull me in, then just tell him I’m on the farm
Mother we’ll build a different world, the revolution is hear,we’ll start with words...
I’m a messenger of everlasting love...
Track Name: The World's Best Dreamers
Time and meaning never seem to flow as one,
what holy was to yesterday has sunken down
Without it’s crown, and oddly without sound,
your golden calf in the Hudson drowned,
ten times a whiteout of the mind, now we’re
the world’s best dreamers.
It might just be that we’re all going nowhere fast
But even so I would not trade a single day
I’m skating off, with a sad-looking grin,
remember me as you remember a dream;
ever fleeting in flickering lights,
like a memory fading slow when the day comes
And takes us back to playgrounds
full of rolling stones, to the mountain village
when we’d rest our bones
And gently dream, like children of the sun,
on easy street, where all life has begun,
when fun and games were all we had, before
the world deceived us
Some might say that were stuck in the past,
but somehow there’s never truth in their eyes
Just stand aside, cause we’re off to the blue
We’re on our way to the wild me and you
If you listen close you can hear our
hearts beat loud with the sound of a dream
Hold on brother, sleep well; our love is falling over
you young soldier, be strong
We’ll be watching over you, young sister
Come home lover, come home soldier, weaving the
dreams for you
Track Name: Dance Across The Ocean
All the royal robbers stood in line
As the Swedish king his crown declined
Everybody wants to rock the boat
But when it rains, oh you give away your coat
If you dance across the ocean
You will see a mad, mad world
Oh boy it is a mad, mad world
Did you read the news today poor boy?
They’ve come to take away your favourite toy
Summer landed late one day in June
But winter paved its’ way that afternoon
If you dance across the ocean
You will see a mad, mad world
Oh boy it is a mad, mad world
Wake your kids its way, way past bedtime
The thief left what he stole far, far behind
His toy gun was lost never to be found
If you come across the ocean someday you might find
That we’re busy selling Sweden to Norwegians…
Track Name: Heartland
Open all of your windows, can’t you hear the boys are calling
Step outside for the night, y’know it’s summertime, they´ll all be there
And they’re playing memories on the radio
Got your back pretty one, I know that you’ve got mine
Oh my love, there is trouble in the heartland
You and me, as we walk the square of possibility
Caught up in a love that could not be
I remember she used to refer to you as sweet, sweet prince
Though she’s always known that you’re nothing but a working man’s son
Her ambition was always to high for one of us
Surely you would go on, oh baby, to do what we can’t dream
Oh my love, there is trouble in the heartland
One last dance, save your worries for another rainy day
You wouldn’t want it any other way
But darling it’s time to say our goodbyes to summer romance
By the fall, all will be gone and then we’ll walk our separate ways
We’ll let this night be our last big mistake
From the heroes of yesteryear
The only one, still left standing
Tuned in to life’s radio
A blue song from long ago
Oh my love, there is trouble in the heartland
You and me, as we walk the square of possibility
Caught up in a love that could not be
But darling can’t you see?
We’re still soldiers of the heartland,
even now I still see you like I did when I could dream
of a place where we’d be known as king & queen
Track Name: New York City Summergirl
I took a trip to Harlem to see where my lonely angel’s
gone, all winter long
Now where’d she get those wings from and my god from
where’d she get those limelight colored eyes.
I know, you know this is just a dream, but come friday
night that angel’s gonna wake me, and then the only thing
I’ll want in this whole world, is for her to be my New York
City Summergirl.
This must be what true love’s like, she’s flowing up
and down and round my simple mind, from far beyond
the ocean the siren’s cry: ”Run, my chicken run, down
rainbow one”
She’s blowing kisses in my dreams, they settle down upon
my shivering sailor heart, they tell me just where i need to
be, and now I’m pretty sure the city’s the place to start.
I know you were never meant to be walking with me in the
cold on New street, still the only thing I want in this whole
world, is for you to be my New York City Summergirl
New York, You’re my New York Summergirl
These days, won’t come round no more I’m sure, so baby
let’s fall in love
I’ve taken that long way round, to meet you in your prime,
darling, just let your hair down low, baby, and dance like
you’ll dance no more
New York, you’re my New York Summergirl
You know, It’s your heart I’m gunning for
”The taste of fruit from distant gardens makes it hard,
I can’t deny, to fall in love on monday morning, with the
plain red dirt, dressed up all in white”
Track Name: Other Half of The Sky
Part I - Written In The Stars
Hope’s as high as the sun today
once around the world, now coming your way
The river runs down the beggars beach
claimed the waining moon, now out of reach
The street corner prince with the pockets of gold
had a story to sell, but it remained untold
One hand on the fence that grows ever so high
There the grass is the same, still I want to the other side
Time will tell if I’m the fool, that made the climb and left the pool
People can barely stay afloat, they’re gonna need a bigger boat
Three’s the line to change a man, to make the sun light up this land
It is not a single fantasy when from solitude you lead me...
to a brand new day, and a different game to play...
I’ve been a bleeding heart on feet, spent my nights racing the streets
The endless rain might take a pause, when there’s a reason and a course
On open waters I set sail, to learn where others failed...

Part II - The Meaning Of Success
Did you fill them pages with a meaning to it all or did summer turn to fall?
And your TV dinner got burned by shocking news, it left you with the blues
When the evening comes and you’re alone, then it haunts you once again
She’s not a lover just a friend
There’s a fork in the road, late to work, now you’ll never get a raise
Is that a smile upon your face?
Who are you really gonna be?
Do you know that the apple never falls far from the tree
Hear the whispers in the wind
A change’s gonna come and it might crown you the king
How come people claim they want to live forever,
when at work they can’t wait for the day to end?
On friday night you reset you are drinking to forget all the worries of the week
Dead men on their feet they have pulse but they have no heartbeat, just a shadow on the street
John Doe of the show don’t you know that there’s no place left to go
You will always be alone
Will you find your own place in the wheel
Will you do what they want you to, or do what you feel?
And your wallet holds no thoughts
There goes your freedom you’ve been bought...
I turn the TV on again, the TV is my only friend
Another Hugh Grant remedy, a happy end to set me free
I turned my back on wonderland, I know that kingdom’s made of sand
So here I am a foreign man, without a helping hand
Ghostly figures casting doubt on all I thought I was about
The laughing stops when I appear, the crowd is all in tears
The forecast tells that summer’s gone
Will I live to see another one?
Or is it just a stupid test, to find the meaning of success
I’m the rumour on your coffeebreak, I’m your first and last mistake
I’m a poet in a dying world, noone will hear my dying words
I’m the movie that you’ll never rent, I’m the ghost in the machine
I am God, when it goes to hell, when it turns out good I’m not to blame
I’m a drink that’s far too strong, perhaps you’d like another one?
A small part of this life, and the meaning I’ve found
Life goes up and life goes down...
Part III - Child Inside The Man
In the shadow of the bitter artist, the voice of reason speaks
Aversion therapy wouldn’t help me to confront the child inside the man
There ain’t no digits for how many times, a heart can be broken and fixed
”Hope’s as high as the sun today”
Heard a rumour down at the nightclub, couldn’t help to spread the word
Like fire through a corridor of paper, in print for the morning meal
Suddenly the world’s a little smaller, and all else is larger than life
”Don’t leave me hanging upon the ageless door,
up north the trial goes on forevermore.”
I take the flowers away from my grave and I walk the primrose path
beyond the aftermath
We were ships that passed in the night and the lighthouse guided us home
We won’t end up all alone
I was tilting at windmills, and what you’re losing on the swings
you gain on the roundabouts...
I discovered that just round the bend lies the meaning of success, now this heart can finally rest

Part IV - After All
Talking to myself I no longer speak the truth
I’m not fooling anyone I never left the pool
I never once did say the words, I never understood
the words But now they’re flowing naturally and
I can see them perfectly I am first to join the fools
parade, towards the sunset, lovers laneI’m blind
but I am unafraid, I’m colors in the shade
The wind that blows away the weight,
broken backs now walking straight Headlong
into future dreams, carry me downstream...
The pair whose eyes shall never meet, they’re passing
strangers in the street The ties that binds
- They’re meant to be
- It’s hope that moves their feet
The pawn in black is standing still,
survived the turmoil power of will
The queen that held the heart of men, to be revived again
I turned into a butterfly, spread my wings and learned to fly
The puppet masters fading face, eleven sins to erase
I know who I am gonna be, I fit into a different wheel
Thanks to you I’ll be alright
You’re the other half of the sky
And hope’s as high as the sun today
Once around the world, now coming your way
Every day I’m loving you more
In every way I’m loving you more
How it grows the way it shines, it’s keeping me alive
As infinity forms a line, into the love that I define
Every day I’m loving you more
In every way I’m loving you more
How it shines beyond beliefs, brighter than the sun
I am tired of the past, but I’ve a feeling that this will last...