Moon Over Lake Mendota

Moon Over Lake Mendota

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Liz wrote these lyrics for a skirmish back in July, and I've had a melody idea rolling around in my head since first reading them. Finally decided to give writing the music a go, and had a lot of fun with it! Hope you enjoy.

Lyrics: 

moon over lake mendota
Lyrics by kahlo2013

V1
when dark gray clouds roll quickly in
like a fast locomotive train
when those people you hold most dear
always seem busy or too far away

when the music you once loved
no longer frequently or clearly plays
when supportive words you need to hear
never seem to come your way

PC
watch for a clearing in the night sky
then look up to find the moon
so you will feel my love flow down
with comfort for you soon

C
the moon over lake mendota
with its soft buttercream moon beams
will reach down to carry my love...
my love to you

the moon over lake mendota
with its soft buttercream moon beams
will hold you close when you...
when you are blue

oh know this moon over lake mendota
is shining bright for you...

V2
when old memories surface
and make it hard to navigate through
when priorities seem to get lost
and challenges haunt all you do

when dreams appear so impossible
you can’t imagine them coming true
when love becomes a blurred shadow
of the treasured passion you once knew

PC
watch for a clearing in the night sky
then look up to find the moon
so you will feel my love flow down
with comfort for you soon

C
the moon over lake mendota
with its soft buttercream moon beams
will reach down to carry my love...
my love to you

the moon over lake mendota
with its soft buttercream moon beams
will hold you close when you...
when you are blue

oh know this moon over lake mendota
is shining bright for you...



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Comments

Valerie Cox's picture

You just gotta love a moon reference in a song. And that buttercream moonbeams image is unbeatable. Absolutely love that. Lovely piano. Love those harmonies in the chorus. Lyrics have a great sentiment that I think you captured really well i in the music. I like the tag comfort. That's it, isn't it?

jcollins's picture

Looking at the lyrics...wow! v1 is off to an amazing start. PC is awesome and totally agree with cola that this is fabulous writing. Great chorus Liz I'm liking this a lot too. v2 in conjunction with PC works really well and then the chorus brings it home...very nice. Shining bright for you and out. Excellent Liz. Cola, I'm ready for the audio...nice pick on these lyrics...hold. Piano...nice melody...singing now...sounds good...can clearly understand the lyrics...good melody...I like singing...PC now...Chorus now...sounds good...little twinkle on the piano...when you are blue...nice piano melody...with for a clearing in the night sky...find the moon...so you will feel my love flow down...the moon over...with it's soft....reach down to carry my love...my love to you. Piano...melody...and out. Very nice Cola.

metalfoot's picture

Very pretty work with the lyrics. Such a great collaboration!

Kristi's picture

This is such a lovely song! Strong, bright images in the lyric. The piano and vocals are so pretty. I like how it softens near the end there. Such a positive, uplifting message and the melody and harmonies complement the lyric beautifully! Great collab!

wobbie wobbit's picture

i remember the lyrics, still love the buttercream moonbeams line. Lovely setting to music, beautiful harmonies and delivery, i love the little splashes in the piano