Moonlight Desires

Album: Great Dirty World (1987)

Songfacts®:

  • Gowan is Canadian progressive rock artist Lawrence Gowan. This song is about how we rarely express our desires, and how our inner world stands in sharp contrast to our reality.
  • Jon Anderson from Yes sings on this and appears in the video. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Rob - Jemseg, NB, for above 2
  • This song was featured in the Degrassi Jr. High TV movie School's Out in 1992, then in the later series Degrassi: The Next Generation it was the name of episode episode 19 of season 4 in 2005. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mary - Norwood, MA

Comments: 3

  • Nat from PhilippinesI really like how Gowan sang the song and you can see that he expresses it with the right emotion. I really like this song and him.
  • David from Lakeland, FlI remember another song by this group called "Strange Animal" back in like 1984. When the ability to download music came about I found it back in 01.Great to here something you thought youd never hear again!
  • Paul from Rothesay, New Brunswick , CanadaFor the past few years, Gowan has taken Dennis DeYoung's place in Styx.
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