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moonlight

by Tom Harter

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1.
Prophet 07:30
When you run to you hide? And when you falter do you slide? When you hide away do you think of me? Or am I just a passing fantasy? Oh, am I just imaginations friend? Am I beginning or am just at the end... Of your love? When you rise do you grow? And when you imagine do you show? When my image paints itself inside... Do you falter, do you hide? Do you show yourself, or will you lie... To your love? Do you lie to your love? Yeah... When you see your home Tell me, do you cry? When you walk the streets alone Do you think of me and wonder why? When you leave me with your smile Do you think of me for just a little while? Oh... Why does it have to be?
2.
A hazy March three-zero night A drive to a mother's arms I lean forward over the steering wheel And I gaze at the sky above One moon, one star They are all that light my way One moon, one star They circle in the dance of love There is some magic in a mother's love Like the healing in celestial light Driving South, I follow that light My fears exhaust in the wind One moon, one star Oh God, I'm coming home One moon, one star They circle in the dance of love When darkness surrounds me I always have a place to go When my love spins and crashes I have shelter where I can hide When my body will not heal I know where there's a healing power And when my soul will not shine Home will set my fears alight One moon, one star Oh God, I'm coming home One moon, one star They circle in the dance of love
3.
The dream is so vivid That with a word I can make it real I see you walking Across the late winter field Your hair moves with the bitter breeze While you smile at the snowy ground My heart screams with passion And yet I make no sound You don't know that I'm there But you know I will be soon I watch hidden and transfixed Like a sister of the moon I feel your love It's like music in my mind Each step that you take Each smile that you hide The trees in the distance Stand as a frowning wall Yet nature holds us In it's seductive call You pull your dark coat around you Shelter from the fears I step out of the shadows And I brush away my tears We could run toward each other Like a B-movie cliche` Instead we walk deliberate Dragging stones of yesterday You still haven't seen me You're lost in thoughts that I know I keep staring and waiting For you to hear my footsteps in the snow I catch your glance now And you awaken from your dream The love I feel washes over me In a primal passion scream Broken lives sustained On each other's crutch I see our hands tremble Yet we reach out... to touch
4.
I hear her words Echoing in my mind Like a haunted glance Or forever left behind Tears burn my flesh A molten offering of love Pain that once was peace Is now a burning offered dove And I don't remember Crying like the child I don't remember Crying like the child I've always been But now that she's gone I never wish to cry again Oh God I scream for answers To this riddle torture game I never knew how to love Until I heard her name Oh which childhood sin Has bought this penance stone? 'Cause if I'd known that I would love her I would have lived alone 'Cuz I don't remember Crying like the child I don't remember Crying like the child I've always been But now that she's gone... now that she's gone I never wish to cry again... no I hear her words Echoing in my mind...
5.
Diamonds 06:24
The city lights shine through the shimmer of my tears Lifetimes become moments Just a glimmer of the years And I recall with sadness the ring upon your hand I shake my head and wonder If I'll ever understand And nothing shines like diamonds In the fire of love's despair A star that burns to blackness A love... that won't repair Rings hold and bind us, yet we drift away They glow in rainbow prisms These stones of yesterday In moments of loss and sadness I long to hold you near But know the bond is shattered And all we have is fear And nothing shines like diamonds In the fire of love's despair A star that burns to blackness A love... that won't repair The facets of our love that we forgot to face Leave us with imperfections, cleaving peace and grace If we had only polished where we didn't shine We would not walk in darkness Buried deep within this mine... no... The most valuable of gems known only to kings Is the love of a woman Not diamonds on the rings And if I walk alone now; one ring that once was two I'll cherish this precious stone This memory of you And nothing shines like diamonds In the fire of love's despair A star that burns to blackness A love... that won't repair
6.
Two Roads 04:16
How long must I shake in fear? My love, the distance seems so near Night calls, but I refuse to hear Moonlight, glistens off my tear And if you walk two roads In the shifting night Your soul will walk alone Before the morning light Your heart begins to dreams And what it dreams is right But making dreams come true Is just a hopeless fight My God, I pray my soul to heal My love, the dream it seemed so real Dreamtime, a peace I try to steal Moonlight, pain is all I feel And if you walk two roads In the shifting night Your soul will walk alone Before the morning light And what the heart believes Reality denies And when two women grieve You live in hopeless sighs
7.
You no longer shine Like bubbles in the moonlight Tell me... How does it feel? How does it feel? Do you feel the lie That you've told to your love Someday... It's gonna burst It's gonna burst Some said "You never even had her" But we both know It just isn't true It just isn't true And I want to tell you I want to tell you I couldn't go home (I couldn't go home) And I wonder... If I ever will again Oh sweet serenity Where have you gone And how can feeling so right Go so wrong And God, it feels too late To pray for wisdom That I needed years ago And when you love someone You're bound to lose them And it hurts me when I hear you laugh 'Cause I feel like you've already healed But I know deep down There's a frightening lie That hides behind your shield Oh sweet serenity Once I held your hand Why did you not reveal The pain that you had planned? Why did you not reveal The pain that you had planned? Someday... It's gonna burst It's gonna burst

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Remastered for 2020

This album was written during my failing marriage and a concurrent distracting relationship which never was. It's fragile, beautiful, and sad. Maybe you like that? I know I do.

These tracks were recorded on (shall we say) less sophisticated equipment so you may hear some artifacts of a long forgotten time. This remaster has done as much as it can to capture the spirit of the music while enhancing the fidelity as much as possible. Thanks for listening.

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released December 1, 2001

Tom Harter: Acoustic Guitar, Voice, Electronics
Recorded, Mixed, and Remastered by Tom Harter at: Waiting for Guitar Studios

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Tom Harter Green Bay, Wisconsin

Guitarist, singer, songwriter.

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