So Near Yet So Far

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lyrics

A bang, a shimmy, shakes our tiny space
We’ve had a problem, Houston, no-one’s had to face
Look out of the porthole at the Moon’s unblinking eye
A billion hearts are praying
We feel every word they’re saying
We will refuse,
Yes we will refuse
We will refuse
We will refuse this chance to die

So near yet so far
So near yet so far
So near yet so far
Back to Earth we are descending
Touch not the moon my dreams are ending
So near yet so far

My fears condensing on the instruments
The dials and switches, sing a sad lament
Our minds together, our brains are sharpened knives
Pencil paper slide rule flashing
Numbers multiply dividing
We calculate
We calculate
We calculate
We calculate to save our lives
Face pressed to the glass,

The moon looks so beautiful.
Hidden from Earth,
We are alone
We are alone with our thoughts.

A slingshot ride back towards our roots
I’m not to feel the dust beneath my boots
We’re a falling star, set in the sky above
There’ll be no lunar landing
My family, I’m returning
We’re coming home,
Yes we’re coming home,
I’m coming home
I’m coming home to you my love

So near yet so far
So near yet so far
So near yet so far
Back to Earth we are descending
Touch not the moon my dreams are ending

So near yet so far
So near yet so far
So near yet so far
So near yet so far
Back to Earth we are descending
Touch not the moon my dreams are ending
So near yet so far

credits

from Stone Owl on the Shore, released November 7, 2014
Words and Music: Noel Chidwick
Noel Chidwick: lead vocals, acoustic guitar, Variax, eggs
Mark Toner: backing vocals, lead guitar
Jenny Johnson: backing vocals
Alex Cook: percussion
Quasar One: synths

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Prog-folk music from Scotland. Songs inspired by ancient history and future history.

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