“Shoot the Moon” ~ The Sound of My Day

This song is not the only hauntingly lonely song from Norah Jones but it is one that has implied hope that I can never seem to get away from as it circles through the end of summer and that season, into fall (appropos, no?), and winter thinking on what had happened.

He’d picked her like a flower and shot for the moon but missed. Once the bloom had faded, so did the sweet fragrance that was her fade from him. She knew she wasn’t the first that he’d plucked but each time things had broken apart and they’d both ended up lonely.

But she wondered, What if it was only the season that had made the bloom fade?

So she watched him as fall came and went, thinking of the rational reasons he had for not being with her. She watched as winter came and he again had someone new lover but she never stopped wondering if he was still as stuck on her as he was on him.

I know some readers will argue that she is pining away for him because he moved on but I think the reality is that those people are glass half empty sorts who have no romance or hope in their hearts at all because all I hear is…

What if it was just that first season that was wrong, not the two of us?

What if in the spring, new life is breathed into this thing and we end up together after all?

 

“Shoot the Moon”

Norah Jones, Come Away With Me, 2002

Songwriter: Jesse Harris

The summer days are gone too soon
You shoot the moon
And miss completely
And now you’re left to face the gloom
The empty room that once smelled sweetly
Of all the flowers you plucked if only
You knew the reason
Why you had to each be lonely
Was it just the season?
Now the fall is here again
You can’t begin to give in
It’s all over
When the snows come rolling through
You’re rolling too with some new lover
Will you think of times you’ve told me
That you knew the reason
Why we had to each be lonely
It was just the season
Will you think of times you’ve told me
That you knew the reason
Why we had to each be lonely
It was just the season

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