Crescent Noon

Album: Close To You (1970)
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  • Green September

    Burned to October brown

    Bare November

    Led to December's frozen ground

    The seasons stumbled round

    Our drifting lives are bound

    To a falling crescent noon



    Feather clouds cry

    A vale of tears to earth

    Morning breaks and

    No one sees the quiet mountain birth

    Dressed in a brand new day

    The sun is on its way

    To a falling crescent noon



    Somewhere in

    A fairytale forest lies one

    Answer that is waiting to be heard





    You and I were

    Born like the breaking day

    All our seasons

    All our green Septembers

    Burn away

    Slowly we'll fade into

    A sea of midnight blue

    And a falling crescent noon
    Writer/s: JOHN BETTIS, RICHARD LYNN CARPENTER
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Nige from EnglandWhy “noon”? Surely a crescent “moon” makes more sense?
  • Kenneth Dimaio from MeThis song is much deeper then the explanation. It is about a love lost to TIME! The seasons represent the times of the relationship, thus the "Green September" thru to other parts of the relationship, till it is gone for good. " you and I were born like the breaking day, all our seasons, All our green Septembers burn away, slowly we'll fade into a sea of midnight blue and a falling crescent noon"
    Thus there is no more hope, it is all fading into the abyss of time. Very deep and expressionative.
    KD 3/29/22. KD&TS TLF
  • Pudden Tane from UsIt’s NOON. You’re mistaken, Charlie.
  • Mary from Pueblo, CoJust curious-how does the person above, describing the song's meaning, know this? It seems to have a more "far reaching" meaning, at least, to me. Especially, since at the time it was written, there was little known about SAD (seasonal affective disorder). What is meant by the language in the song is still not explained, such as in the lyrics " somewhere in a fairytale forest lies an answer that is waiting to be heard" or what is meant by the title "Crescent Noon." The song, to me, has a broader meaning and refers to the span of a lifetime, ("you and I were born at the break of day" and "all our seasons...burn away"), although looking at life through a dark lens.
  • David from Barnsley, United KingdomThe key of B flat minor heightens the melancholy and gloomy feeling - I often find that the key a song is recorded in can make a noticeable and subtle difference to the listener.
  • Siansonea from Denver, CoIt's Crescent Noon. It's a great song, very haunting. Love the orchestration.
  • Charles from Charlotte, NcI thought it was titled "Crescent Moon"? Am I mistaken?
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