I Am the Moon

You are the sun

Francine Fallara
Dec 28, 2019 · 2 min read

I never really were a fan of ‘cheesy’ love songs. Lyrics are important for me to appreciate a song, especially a love song. I scrutinize each and every one of the words in the song.

Every once in a while, I stumble upon an ‘intelligent’ non cheesy love song that touches my heart. These songs I tag as my heart’s jewels.

‘I Am the Moon’ from ‘The White Buffalo’ is one of them. The first time I heard it, I pressed repeat so many times, to enjoy the perfection of each word flowing one after the other so simply, and yet so melancholically.


This is a song about the relationship between the sun and the moon as well as a fleeting relationship between two lovers. In the opening lines, the moon character is chasing the sun and goes dark. The lover, alone, cut off from the light of his love. Just as the moon goes dark in the earths shadow during the new moon phase. All the while the sun blazes on the other side of the world, unaware of the moon or its despair.

I Am the Moon

You are the sun

You are the sun, I am the moon
Chase you around like a bitter fool
Sometimes I go dark
Blocked by the world
You shine so bright on the other side
Giving light to the earth

In the morning comes to soon
’Cause I am the moon

You are so far
The distance unkind
But I’ll keep on staring until I go blind

In the morning comes to soon
’Cause I am the moon

But every once in a while
We lock in the sky like lovers
Just for a moment I cover up
And we’re intertwined

But I’ll hold you tight
Just for the time, then it’s done
Just for the time, we were one
Kiss and we say goodbye

You are the sun and I am the moon
Chase you around like a bitter fool

Songwriters: Smith Jacob Aaron

I Am the Moon lyrics © The White Buffalo International

Francine Fallara, 2019

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Passionate, genuine and creative simple girl striving daily to keep my inner rebel warrior alive. Music lover. Exploration Geologist Consultant @ FF Explore 3D

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