Not A Proud Sun But A Jealous Moon

from Empty Head Words by M.D. Edwards

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Track 8 of 10 from the second LP by M.D. Edwards, 'Empty Head Words'.



One night the moon stopped shining
The earth lay grey beyond its years
Half of its beasts heard sighing
And all the clouds were crying and all the oceans filling up with tears

'What of this gross inaction?',
the sun inquired of the moon,
whose face bore no reaction,
and with resigned detachment just floated there with nothing left to prove

The moon rejecting kindness
Free light to keep and pass along
But filled with self-importance says
'I'd rather offer darkness than pass along the brightness of the sun.'

'Mistake not my intention,
oh moon, I mean not to offend.'
'It's not that your light's blinding (and this is the moon talking now)
But rather emphasizing my lack of luminescence in the end.'

'I just want to shine
Not to outshine you
But I refuse to hide
All my light and life to comfort you.'


from Empty Head Words, released January 1, 2014
M.D. Edwards - music and lyrics, vocals, electric guitar, harmonica, glockenspiel
Kat Nantz - vocals
Lucy Liuxuan Zhang - violin
Russell Jennison - bass
Ryan Dugal - drums


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M.D. Edwards Guelph, Ontario

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M.D. Edwards was the acoustic singer-songwriter project (2012-2014) of Guelph Canada's Matthew Davey (see also: CONDUCTOR, Nervous Wrecked, Lazu Lie).

The debut 7-track album 'Walk Through Paint' was released on 12" vinyl and download in May 2012.

The 10-track 'Empty Head Words' followed in January 2014.
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