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The Rolling Stones Child Of The Moon Lyrics

Last updated: 04/14/2013 10:43:26 AM


The wind blows rain into my face
The sun glows at the end of the highway
Child of the moon, rub your rainy eyes
Oh, child of the moon
Give me a wide-awake crescent-shaped smile

She shivers, by the light she is hidden
She flickers like a lamp lady vision
Child of the moon, rub your rainy eyes
Child of the moon
Give me a wide-awake crescent-shaped smile

The first car on the foggy road riding
The last star for my lady is pining
Oh, child of the moon, bid the sun arise
Oh, child of the moon
Give me a misty day, pearly gray, silver, silky faced,
Wide-awake, very great smile

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Jones Guitar | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/12/13

Considered as candidate for a single release in early 1968but JJFlash took it's place. Rumor is that it's Brian Jones on open tuned electric guitar. It would be great to hear a live version but never played live, why??

A Gas-Gas-Gas | Reviewer: Jon 55 | 3/10/13

Great song from a ACID fueled era. I haven't did any acid for 35 years and I found a young man who dealt in psych's and I copped two tabs of acid from him. I dropped both and listened to some old Stones with Brian and this tune really sent me into another phase of life. It seemed like it was 1967 all over again with the rushes and trails that lasted for over 18 hours or so I didn't time myself!! My wife didn't know what I did but she was sure acting weird to me or maybe I was to her.

Great song | Reviewer: Woodsie | 12/3/11

This was originally the B side of the single "Jumping Jack Flash" it was never on an album and certainly not on "Satanic Majesty's Request" It did show up on a few compilation albums in later years BUT not the same take/mix as the original B Side

child of the moon | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/10/10

This song is often described as "overlooked", but it is assuredly NOT overlooked by the Stones' early followers. Child of the Moon is purely effervescent: sprightly, high-spirited and bubbling over the brim. It is a drug trip gone good, an exhileration free-ride and a "crescent-shaped smile" of possiblity and of expectation. It is wonderfully naive. The song has nothing of the darkness that would stamp the band just two years later with 1. the release of Beggar's Banquet and 2. the death of B. Jones. . .

Great Lost Classic/you'll never hear it live. | Reviewer: John DeMartino | 12/23/09

Great piano work by Nicky Hopkins, the lyrics suggest a new era has arrived,originally this song was on "Their Santanic Request" English version.
Would have made an excellent single,to supplement "2000 light Years From Home/She's a Rainbow". One of the great lost classics.

"Child of the Moon" intro hollering | Reviewer: Tom Berglund | 8/16/08

I recently found out (after DECADES of wondering) that it's Jimmy Miller's voice at very beginning of "Child of the Moon". Does ANYONE know WHAT he is saying?!?! I can't make out a single word. The first words MIGHT be "land sakes" - but that's only a wild guess. Thanks, Tom

The Stone's Best | Reviewer: michael everson | 9/8/07

Simply put, I think, the best Rolling Stones song. The lyrics are a hoot, and the 'fuzziness" of the song's sound is beautiful. Not a great song, all-in-all, but unique and full of character. A song that fits in perfectly for its time.