Last night I lit the moon

by anna-anna

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New Band of the Day @ The Guardian on July 29th!!!

www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jul/29/new-band-anna-anna
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"This bafflingly brilliant Brazilian's 'sci-fi torch songs' sound like jungle music from a galaxy far, far away"
-Paul Lester, The Guardian

"...evocative of the great French singers of the sixties and seventies like Françoise Hardy, and other hand, feline and experimental...a collection of stylized songs full of expressionism, avant-pop textures and noir fantasies." -Felinno blog (*spanish translation my own)

"It’s absolutely stunning...This is a music that is completely its own... “Last Night, I Lit the Moon” is a subtle, but ambitiously bold marrying of human possibility and the concept album...As soon as you begin to build a picture of this fictive nom de plume, she disappears behind macabre melody, shadowy lyricism and unearthly imagination. These tracks come highly recommended"
- Their Bated Breath

"Lyrically, it's David Bowie meets Scott Walker: Anna-Anna's creations aren't just songs, they're poems that will take a breath or two out of you. The pieces in Last Night I Lit The Moon may come from a very personal place, but they also speak to the universal human experience. Perhaps the best way to describe her music is in her own words: "Basically the idea that we can re-organize "reality" according to our dreams, not the other way around ... the idea that music provides alternate models of existence that can be inhabited by anyone."
- NPR.org

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released 14 June 2011

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Track Name: Last night I lit the moon
Last night I lit the moon
with silver thoughts to follow you

I stepped over broken bones, saw the ghosts of bombs
Climbed and climbed
I fly with time
Lunar surface is a field of dust
Electric dust of space and sun
I saw the earth from above
Kept my ear to the ground
Heard the moon tremble,
Put gravity aside

Last night I lit the moon
with silver thoughts to follow you

The sun reaches out to the moon
And milks its silver mold
then sure I would see you
from high above
The moon, silvery angel
Reflects the light of the mightier sun
Your body, moon crater
Mirror of love

Last night I lit the moon
with silver thoughts to follow you

And if a thread of silver touches you
Thoughts, lit into flames
cold flames shivering, shivering silver light
if one day they’ll reach you, well they might
it’s too late for memories
I’ve burned them up for the light
of silver thoughts
to follow you
Track Name: Cat-eyes
Cat Eyes

I’ve got cat eyes baby
I turn ice into gold
I’ve got cat eyes baby
My laser vision will melt your love

If love is anything it is a wish
To make human what is cold
To turn tears into warm blankets
To turn ice, into gold

I’ve got cat eyes baby
I turn ice into gold
I’ve got cat eyes baby
My laser vision will melt your love

If the powers of Greyskul were to grant me
my wish of love
I would have my cat-eyes made
out of diamond-cutter knives

I’ve got cat eyes baby
I turn ice into gold
I’ve got cat eyes baby
My laser vision will melt your love

For years I had myopic vision
dreaming of the day we’d reunite
Time had turned you into ice-cold stone
At least that’s what I’d found
If a thick layer of hurt
were to harden you away from love
I’ve got brand-new cat vision
To break walls and make your heart grow

I’ve got cat eyes baby
I turn ice into gold
I’ve got cat eyes baby
My laser vision will melt your love
Track Name: Mirrors of America
Mirrors of America

Mirrors of America
Palaces of golden plaster

Leaving the city of straight lines
Breathing the dust of a golden age
Buildings circumvent our movements
Bodies move along lines of shifting shadows
The city, cast in stone and concrete,
Moves in predictable drones


Mirrors of America
Palaces of golden plaster


What can be seen is already past
What is “today” doesn’t match
The speed and feeling of thoughts
how I'm longing for an other life
We look for cities to mirror what we are

Mirrors of America
Palaces of golden plaster



If cities were made from images
Of thoughts that hover
There would be street palaces
Made from golden plaster
Our wet daydreams
of great lasting happiness
that will harden fast then break to pieces
Track Name: Tiny feathers
Tiny Feathers

blue hummingbird of love
Your feathers I gather
Tiny feathers you dropped
I’ll clip on to my makeshift wings
flying lessons for home-made dreams
On fresh mornings when lights appear

I swear, I’ll have wings
I’ll put on rings of silver
I’ll fly closer to the sun
To find you closer to the sun

Wings will hold the weight of the earth
My body is gravity-bound
Fly away and disappear
And high above will not be found
I know the earth is just a ground
You left traces in my mind
I wish your presence were more than a sign

I swear, I’ll have wings
I’ll put on rings of silver
I’ll fly closer to the sun
To find you closer to the sun

If you are truly a bird
What do you see from above
A still life of human longing
Or honey orchids growing old
but blue bird, aren’t you half-man
I heard you were once a dreamer
Jealous of tiny creatures
who could easily seek and find

fly away, I made my wings
Wings I took from of you
If it wasn’t for the feathers you dropped
I would not know that to be human
Is to dream that we’ll fly for love
And do impossible things
Life isn’t really what is seen
It’s the perfume of happiness, in dreams.

I swear, I’ll have wings
I’ll put on rings of silver
I’ll fly closer to the sun
To find you closer to the sun