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Written after the passing of Neil Armstrong; his relationship with the moon told using the myth of Selene and the shepherd Endymion.

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The moon lost her first love today
Twas the shepherd that laid in the hay
He bore her fifty daughters all bright and gay
The moon lost her first love today

The shepherd was a shepherd of men
He reached to the stars and then
When he first touched his darling, he never slept again
The shepherd was a shepherd of men

Ohhh, an astronaut is washed upon the tide
Ohhh, never to return to his old life

But a man cannot outlast the moon
For his life is a flower in bloom
And his father will call him home again soon
A man cannot outlast the moon

She will take him in her arms
And keep him safe from harm
And from the skies they will hear all the wars and the psalms
She will take him in her arms

Ohhh, an astronaut is washed upon the tide
Ohhh, never to return to his old life

Ohhh, the moon lost her first love today
Ohhh, but in death she might love him again
But in death she might love him again

credits

from Persephone Is Dead, Long Live Persephone!, released September 24, 2015
Dogwood: vocals, tenor ukulele
Adam Bratman: acoustic guitar
Andy Lowe: upright bass

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Dogwood Seattle, Washington

Hailing from the hedge and loam of Seattle's undergrowth, this chimerical songbird aims to weave historical and wax hysterical in the old-new traditions of mountain men, shantymen, and her fellow men as she tromps and twirls acro'st both ancient myth and accidental malady. This little troubadour delights in bringing life to the voices of the past, so come and share a pomegranate seed or two! ... more

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