Grant Maloy Smith

Grant Maloy Smith

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Country - Americana | South Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States
Total Song Plays: 181   
Member Since: 2014
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: Lyle Lovett, Rodney Crowell

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Story Behind the Song

The song is an allegory for creating life, reproducing, and building something greater than yourself.

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Lyrics

The Boy Who Built the Moon
© 2013 Grant Maloy Smith

I've been searching everywhere
There's a place
but she's not there

Lonely lights so way up high
They need her
and so do I

I - I'm gonna take these hands
I'm gonna catch the wind
and tame the fire
and I - I'm gonna shape this land
Gonna lift her up
into the sky
I'm the Boy Who Built the Moon

Take your gloves and steady light
Get your boots and pull 'em tight

There's hats and tools to spare
and breathers full of air

There's work for every every hand
There's more work than we planned

And I - I'm gonna take these hands
I'm gonna catch the wind
and tame the fire
and I - will shape this land
And lift her up
into the sky
I'm the Boy Who Built the Moon

One thousand sleepless nights
one million fireflies

I'm wishing from afar
Here comes the morning star

And I - I'm gonna take these hands
I'm gonna catch the wind
and tame the fire
and I - I will shape this land
I'll lift her up
into the sky
I'm the Boy Who Built the Moon

And I - I will not fail
I will not beg
I will not plead
And I - I'm gonna make things right
I will not fall
I will not cede
I'm the Boy Who Built the Moon

Song Length
3:52
Genre
Country - Americana
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Mood
Content

Subject Matter
Life, Moon

Similar Artists
Mumford & Sons, Dropkick Murphys
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

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