Moon Over Bourbon Street

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Title: Moon Over Bourbon Street
Version: Cornelius
Singer: Sting
Song writer: Sting
Song music: Sting
Theme song for: Loved to Love

    • NOTE 1: TBS never released a OST CD for Loved to Love.
    • NOTE 2: UICA-5006 is a Japanese import release.

Lyrics

There's a moon over Bourbon Street tonight
I see faces as they pass beneath the pale lamplight
I've no choice but to follow that call
The bright lights, the people, and the moon and all
I pray everyday to be strong
For I know what I do must be wrong
Oh you'll never see my shade or hear the sound of my feet
While there's a moon over Bourbon Street

It was many years ago that I became what I am
I was trapped in this life like an innocent lamb
Now I can only show my face at noon
And you'll only see me walking by the light of the moon
The brim of my hat hides the eye of a beast
I've the face of a sinner but the hands of a priest
Oh you'll never see my shade or hear the sound of my feet
While there's a moon over Bourbon Street

She walks everyday through the streets of New Orleans
She's innocent and young from a family of means
I have stood many times outside her window at night
To struggle with my instinct in the pale moon light
How could I be this way when I pray to God above
I must love what I destroy and destroy the thing I love
Oh you'll never see my shade or hear the sound of my feet
While there's a moon over Bourbon Street

Comments

'Moon Over Bourbon Street' was originally written to describe a character from Anne Rice's Interview with a Vampire.

'Moon' appears on Sting's debut solo album, 1985's 'The Dream of the Blue Turtles'. The track became the fourth and final track from the album to be released as a single, peaking the #44 position in the UK. Played throughout the 1985/86 tour, a live version of the track recorded in Arnhem can be found on the 'Bring on The Night' album. The song made a surprise but welcome reappearance on the 'Brand New Day' tour, where it was given a new lease of life thanks to Chris Botti's trumpet and Sting's gravelly vocals - a cross between Tom Waits and Louis Armstrong.

In 2003, Sting re-recorded 'Moon' as a B-side on the CD-single 'Send Your Love', which hit as high as #30 in the UK music charts. The re-recording includes a solo acoustic guitar accompanying the vocals, giving the song a modern combination of blues and latino rhythms. TBS chose 'Moon' as the ending theme song for the Japanese drama Loved to Love, probably to fit the dancing style of Kuroki Hitomi's character in the series.

--- written by groink

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