Fly Me To The Moon

Fly Me To The Moon

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This one was inspired by the Apollo challenge I posted a couple of days ago. I wanted to do another tragic love story but framed in the Summer of Love when our innocence went away. I'm pretty happy with this one!

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Fly Me To The Moon
http://johnstaplesmusic.com/50-90-2019/JohnStaples-FlyMeToTheMoon.mp3

tiny house
on a dead end street
in Akron
Moved there
with a family
on the run
Saw you ride
your bike
right past my driveway
knew right then
and there
you were the one

Fly me to the moon
Take me back in time
You had flowers in your hair
It was nineteen sixty-nine
Woodstock somewhere in our future
Your little hand in mine
Watching astronauts moon walking
Into a future lost in time

hitched
our way
to California
San Francisco
living
in the sun
playin' guitar
and singin'
for our supper
seemed a
perfect life
had just begun

Fly me to the moon
Take me back in time
You had flowers in your hair
It was nineteen sixty-nine
Woodstock somewhere in our future
Your little hand in mine
Watching astronauts moon walking
Into a future lost in time

but happy ever after hit the wall
like a rusty Spanish navy cannonball
we prepared the fight and rallied troops for war
condemned our love to hell for evermore

Fly me to the moon
Take me back in time
You had flowers in your hair
It was nineteen sixty-nine
Woodstock somewhere in our future
Your little hand in mine
Watching astronauts moon walking
Into a future lost in time
Watching astronauts moon walking
Into a future lost in time
We watched astronauts moon walking
I still wish that you were mine

© 2019 John Staples JohnStaplesMusic.com



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Comments

cindyrella's picture

I'd be proud too! This is so excellent! So many perfect details, that takes one back-and so vividly! Super song John!

coolparadiso's picture

very good lyric- would be easy to over sing it - but of course you didnt. Does take you back - has a bit of free electric band about it - well done!

MarkG's picture

Beautiful delivery and melody. I think it's cool how you make the actual past a harbinger of the song's future.

kahlo2013's picture

Oh John, you always impress me so much with your musicianship and musical sensibility. As always your guitar and vocals are absolutely gorgeous. This is really a lovely tribute to a memorable experience!

crisp1's picture

This is the whole package here -- wonderful melodies, perfect vocals, great picking and strumming and a compelling lyric. Awesome job!

Fuzzy's picture

I'm liking the stereo separation in my headphones.
Great country tune here.
It's going great with my morning coffee.
Your lyrics are so lovely - you really sell them with your vocal delivery.
Really nice work here for sure.

Valerie Cox's picture

Yeah. Good one. So nostalgic and bittersweet. It's very heartfelt. Makes you pull for the guy and wish he really could go back in time to recapture those good times.

Amanda West's picture

Wonderfully descriptive lyric, and your vocal was just perfect for it. The whole production just captured the Woodstock vibe, without being too obviously retro. I love it Smile

musicsongwriter's picture

Amazing story and delivery John. Very original and instantly likable song. Nostalgic and timeless, beautiful and catchy, epic and personal at the same time. Great work to be proud of. You should submit it to movie makers. It would make a movie so inspiring and unforgettable.
Nadia
Thank you for your great idea, very inspiring challenge!

3tdoan's picture

Gorgeous, bittersweet lyric that really creates a story arc. Impressive production as well.

tamsnumber4's picture

Wonderful story, great write, love the melody and vocal...this was a pleasure, I felt transported, like I was watching home movies of these events.

JWHanberry's picture

Well told story. It was certainly fun at the time. A sweet dream. Thanks for takin' me back then with your fine tune.

Jerry Pettit's picture

Dang it, you're just TOO GOOD! Really great job on this, John. I've been waiting for you to post something new. (It has been a few days for me, too--busy summer stuff). You aren't really old enough to have '69 memories like this, are you? (I am!) Nice vocal, great lyrics, great arrangement--the whole thing. GREAT!

OdilonGreen's picture

So tuneful, so hopeful, so sorrowful. This song -- and your voice, and your guitar -- takes the listener on a powerful emotional journey that, even if set in the past, speaks to us today. And if it ends up without a happy ending, well... such, sadly, is this life on this Earth.

tcelliott's picture

It'd be easy to say this is dipped liberally in nostalgia and leave it at that. And it is. But I think that would do a disservice to the lyric, melody and vocal in this song. I'm loving the guitars here. You're on a roll this year and I just can't imagine what kind of 50/90 this would be without you. Glad you're hear and do as much or as little as you want. I'm loving all of it.

ductapeguy's picture

Came for the Sinatra Title. Stayed for the beautiful, wistful walk down memory lane.