Everlasting Moon

by Jimmy Buffett and Matt Betton

from the album Ballads


Lyrics

The sky revealed the rumor
In a misty gray cocoon
Some angry baby-boomers
Stole the everlasting moon

They found a new location
Clear and poison free
In a distant constellation
Oh, they called it lunacy

Hangin’ in the sky
The perfect alibi
Baby come outside with me
There’s a moon you’ve got to see
Smiling every place
With his laser-painted face
Light of love in each moonbeam
Want you step into my dream
Everlasting moon

Back when nature ruled the heavens
Oh gypsies, fools, and loons
Were dragged across the ocean
By that everlasting moon

When it goes from full to crescent
I move in and out of tune
It’s the envy of the kremlin
It’s our everlasting moon

Shinin’ in the sky
The perfect alibi
Baby come outside with me
There’s this moon you’ve got to see
Smiling every place
With his laser-painted face
Light of love in each moonbeam
Want you step into my dream
Everlasting moon
Everlasting moon

Jimmy’s Note:

You have never heard this before unless you were at the live shows in Atlanta or Cincinnati in the summer of ‘90. Matt Betton and I penned this. I love the idea that somebody steals the moon and moves it to a better place. Who but a bunch of baby boomers could conceive such a notion?