The Killing Moon

Album: Ocean Rain (1984)
Charted: 9
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  • Under a blue moon I saw you
    So soon you'll take me
    Up in your arms
    Too late to beg you or cancel it
    Though I know it must be the killing time
    Unwillingly mine

    Fate
    Up against your will
    Through the thick and thin
    He will wait until
    You give yourself to him

    In starlit nights I saw you
    So cruelly you kissed me
    Your lips a magic world
    Your sky all hung with jewels
    The killing moon
    Will come too soon

    Fate
    Up against your will
    Through the thick and thin
    He will wait until
    You give yourself to him

    Under a blue moon I saw you
    So soon you'll take me
    Up in your arms
    Too late to beg you or cancel it
    Though I know it must be the killing time
    Unwillingly mine

    Fate
    Up against your will
    Through the thick and thin
    He will wait until
    You give yourself to him

    Fate
    Up against your will
    Through the thick and thin
    He will wait until
    You give yourself to him
    You give yourself to him

    Fate
    Up against your will
    Through the thick and thin
    He will wait until
    You give yourself to him
    You give yourself to him

    Fate
    Up against your will
    Through the thick and thin
    He will wait until
    You give yourself to him

    Fate
    Up against your will
    Through the thick and thin
    He will wait until
    You give yourself to him

    La la la la laWriter/s: Ian Stephen McCulloch, Leslie Thomas Pattinson, Peter Louis Vincent De Freitas, William Alfred Sergeant
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
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Comments: 8

  • Tony from San DiegoCan never get sick of this one.
  • David from Bath UkKilling Moon was actually recorded in Bath, England (not Paris) - by me!
  • Jim from Long Beach, CaI remember hearing this song for the first time and I was thrilled. I have been a major bunnymen fan since..
  • Edal from Baltimore, MdPerhaps one of the most ominous songs ever. I saw Ian perform it from the front of the crowd. His voice, the crowd, the lighting. Oh see again, brought down this ocean rain, to bathe me again. This song is cleansing. All hands on deck at dawn, sailing to sadder shores. Where are you going? Time to listen to Ian.
  • Audry from Las Vegas, United Stateswas in the movie Gia way before any of these movies already mentioned.
  • Jasen from Seattle, WaI asked a very drunk Ian what this song was about two years ago backstage. All he could say was " You know, it's about life, you know it's about everything" he then performed a horrible set in which he left his band on stage after getting several lit cigarettes thrown at him.
  • Tracey from White River, South AfricaThis song is also in The Girl Next Door
  • John from Levittown, NyIn the Donnie Darko Director's cut, this song is replaced in the opening by Never Tear Us Apart by INXS.
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