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"Blue Moon" - Beck [Spotify Audio & Lyrics]

Zumic Staff

by Zumic Staff

Published January 20, 2014

 

 

With Morning Phase, Beck's highly-anticipated follow up to 2008's Modern Guilt, a little over a month away, the singer-songwriter has shared the album's first single. Check out "Blue Moon" above, courtesy of Spotify.

With an early press release for the album calling it a “companion piece of sorts" to 2002's forlorn, mostly-acoustic Sea Change, "Blue Moon" certainly reinforces that description. A dreamy, reverb-soaked sound is once again achieved by Beck and a backing band mostly comprised of Sea Change veterans, and the song's lushness almost distracts from its somber lyrics. In fact, Beck's final, brutal observation: "Cut me down to size, so I could fit inside, lies you tried to hide behind your eyes," is almost swept up and lost in a beautiful coda. Beck's always been a musical chameleon, but this trick of disguising heartbreak within lush folk rock still wows us.

Morning Phase comes out on February 25th, and you can buy "Blue Moon" right now on iTunes. If you're thirsty for more Beck, check out a video that he shared last week giving a behind-the-scenes look at the album's vinyl mastering, and visit his Zumic artist page for more music, videos and news. Below, hear audio of Beck performing Morning Phase tracks "Unforgiven," "Morning," "Don't Let It Go" and "Wave" live, and view the lyrics to "Blue Moon."

Beck "Blue Moon" lyrics:

I'm so tired of being alone
These penitent walls are all I've known
'Cause I've been calling
Across the water, inside my silent asylum

Ooh-Ooh-Ooh
Don't leave me on my own
Ooh-Ooh-Ooh
Left me standing all on my own

Cut me down to size
So I could fit inside
Lies that will divide
Us both in time

See the turncoat on his knees
The vagabond that no one sees
When that moon stood in shadows
You can't save the ones you caught in battle

Ooh-Ooh-Ooh
Don't leave me on my own
Ooh-Ooh-Ooh
Left me standing all on my own

Cut me down to size
So I could fit inside
Lies you tried to hide
Behind your eyes

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