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Cat Stevens Moonshadow Lyrics

Last updated: 04/20/2014 08:54:33 AM

Oh, I'm bein' followed by a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow
Leapin and hoppin' on a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow

And if I ever lose my hands, lose my plough, lose my land,
Oh if I ever lose my hands, Oh if.... I won't have to work no more.
And if I ever lose my eyes, if my colours all run dry,
Yes if I ever lose my eyes, Oh if.... I won't have to cry no more.

Oh I'm bein' followed by a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow
Leapin' and hoppin' on a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow

And if I ever lose my legs, I won't moan, and I won't beg,
Yes if I ever lose my legs, Oh if.... I won't have to walk no more.
And if I ever lose my mouth, all my teeth, north and south,
Yes if I ever lose my mouth, Oh if.... I won't have to talk...

Did it take long to find me? I asked the faithful light.
Did it take long to find me? And are you gonna stay tonight?

Oh I'm bein' followed by a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow
Leapin' and hoppin' on a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow

Thanks to boris for submitting Moonshadow Lyrics.

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listen up u guys,,,i knew cat stevens | Reviewer: ELLA | 10/9/13

I met n knew cat back in 1969,,believe me,,he was the most beautifull man u would ever meet in your life.i was only 15 he was about 20 or 19 yrs old.back in uk,,,life was fantastic..we all grew up fast,we kissed and he stole my heart n soul..he has it until this day..i didn't even know he was a singer back then...but he was a beautifull loving person...who taught me not to be a BAD GIRL...please don't diss him..he always be the beautifull man he was...and still is...his heart is golden...BELIEVE ME :))))) | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/2/13

This is a song about spiritual dominance in our human lives. When you lose your hands you don't have a problem, your hands do. Jesus said cut them off because where He is from and where I am going, they are useless and so is the rest of my body.

Stalking The Cat | Reviewer: Slender Man | 12/8/12

Ah yes, this brings me back. This perhaps, may strike as a surprise for some of you, but this song was truly written about me. Mr. Stevens often mistook my head for this "moonshine" foolishness-whilst I was looking through his windows at night.

come on pepole | Reviewer: Dean Blake | 5/13/10

Are we 4 getting what the good old days stand many people are looking too deep into this song if the song can help in any way with a problem then its good..but you got remenber the man was off his head most of the time he admits it him self .it was not untill he nearly dround that he decided to change his way of life.

ISLAM | Reviewer: C-Justice | 2/28/10

its a reference to Islam maybe. God will help you threw all of your troubles type of thing. Lose you eyes, hands, god gives you life the truly important things cannot be taken from you they engulf like the moon engulfs the earth at night in its shadow.

When he appeared on The Chris Isaak Hour in 2009, | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/3/09

Stevens said of this song: "I was on a holiday in Spain. I was a kid from the West End (of London) - bright lights, ect. - I never got to see the moon on its own in the dark, there were always streetlamps. So there I was on the edge of the water on a beautiful night with the moon glowing, and suddenly I looked down and saw my shadow. I thought that was so cool, I'd never seen it before."

My MoonShadow | Reviewer: Carol Ann | 9/14/08

My sweet, very old cat died while I was recuperating from an illness, so it was especially hard losing him and I swore I would never be hurt by owning another. A few weeks later, I was in the mall with my niece and she needed food for her dog. There was a pet adoption agency in front of the store and there in a pen stood "MoonShadow" per the sign on the side. She stole my heart and soul in a moment. I adopted her and on the way home, the first song to play on the car stereo was "MoonShadow". The song and the cat taught me no matter what happened, I could handle it. Thank you "Cat" Stevens and My Cat MoonShadow.

Old Enough To Know Better? | Reviewer: gui | 2/19/08

just came in from outside where my silly dog was silhouetted in the moonlight on the snow...from nowhere came the song "Moonshadow" to my lips and only as I sang it did it come to me...

now all these years later, a week after having all my teeth pulled because of an ongoing infection, and several months into the process of losing my ability to walk because of nerve damage, I suddenly find the song funnier and more poignant than I ever could have back when I first heard it as a bright-eyed but melancholic youth of 12...

i'll bet it has deeper resonances for Yusuf now, too than it did when he first wrote it...

perception | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/26/08

reading through the reviews people wrote really tells you more about the people who wrote the review than the actual meaning of the song only thing that seems consistant is the song offers hope and HOPE is a wonderful gift to give

Moonies | Reviewer: Vince | 11/19/07

Now, this probably is an urban legend but I've listened to a lot of interpretations of this song and the one that sticks in my mind is a story I heard from a Cat Stevens fan/musician who specialized in performing Cat Steven songs at coffee houses etc. He told me that the Moon Shadows were another name Cat gave to the "Moonies" who would follow him around and try to convert him to their cult while living and performing in the larger cities probably New York and London back in the 60's and 70's. Remember Reverend Sun Yung Moon? Whether or not this is true does give the song a whole new meaning and interpretation. Listen to it again with that thought in mind and see if it doesn't fit. If not true, it's still fun to interpret any way you'd like.

Cat Stevens dancing on a rock | Reviewer: Paul | 7/21/07

I know, It's tough, when some somewriters write in such a humble way, to get a grip on this one. It's certainly not about Vietnam, Stevens himself claimed that he wrote it while standing on a rock: "And I was dancin' on the rocks there... right on the rocks where the waves were like blowin' and splashin'. Really, it was so fantastic. And the moon was bright, ya know, and I started dancin' and singin' and I sang that song and it stayed. "

Doesn't sound ironic or cynical, it sounds more like a hopeful event. TO ME, IT SEEMS he's right at the point where he kind of accepts that certain things can happen to people. And that he sees how great it is when you can walk, or cry, or talk. That you have that ability. Not all is lost if you lose one thing, because you 1)Had it for so long 2)still have the other things you can do. For me this song goes back to the simple things in life, and how blessed a human being with this. So, for me it sounds very hopeful and uplifting. For Cat Stevens too, he states that somewhere else. But what it does for you, well, that can be different for everybody.

peace and contentment | Reviewer: Ruth | 6/4/07

Surely you can tell the lyrics are speaking of his enlightenment towards himself, his faith and finding peace within himself? To be happy and content with what is thrown our way is the message here. I hope that moonshadow catches me!

A Fight Against Cancer | Reviewer: Dave | 5/29/07

Well, there are so many versions to the same song. I don't know how accurate mine is but I heard at some point that this song was inspired by the revelation of cancer through an XRay - which gives meaning to the name "Moonshadow", and its lyrics - about losing an arm or leg, an eye or mouth - to the ravaging disease - and still retaining the will and spirit to live and go on with what is left. The XRay provides information of the disease through a shadow clouding the actual picture and that is what I think this song is talking about. The ideas are easier conveyed in song, but it is obviously very difficult to accept such reality, should one be stricken by the disease, and yet the song inspires us to see the silver lining in the cloud. While he's being followed by a Moonshadow, he still feels the Lord's presence - "Did it take long to find me, I asked the Faithful light" - 29 May 07

Nope wrong again | Reviewer: Boba | 5/10/07

This song was written for a cartoon produced by Stevens and some other bloke i don't remeber the name of. The song follows the cartoon, explaining why he is chased by a moonshadow (character is being chased in cartoon).

Meaning is indeed hope through lives diffculties, he's just saying that he doen't need all the less important things (ability to see, walk etc) and that it can always be turned into something positive. He do not wish to have theese disailities to be happier, but if he gets them he won't let it bring him down. Well at least thats how i see it

hello??? doesn't anybody gett it | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/10/07

this song is actually about vietnam and the us militaty hellicopter called "moon shadow" that would hunt and kill any vietnamese, they would follow them like a shadow.