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The Waterboys

The Whole Of The Moon

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“The Whole of the Moon” is a 1985 single taken from The Waterboys’ album This Is the Sea. It is a classic of the band’s repertoire and has been consistently played at live shows ever since its release. Written and produced by Mike Scott, the subject of the song has inspired some speculation. The single was not a big success when initially released in 1985, only making the lower ends of the chart. Subsequently it became one of The Waterboys’ best-known songs and their most commercially successful. It is arguably the band’s signature song and was the Ivor Novello Award winner “Best Song Musically and Lyrically” in 1991. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ You saw the whole of the moon ... I saw the crescent ... And you know how it feels

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