Starry Starry Night (Luna's Song)

by Josh LeVitre (Luna Jax)

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This is a parody or ponified version of Don McLean’s “Vincent.” I have always had a soft spot for this song for a number of reasons: This song shines a light on the struggle of mental illness and the beauty that can be created by those who suffer from it. It’s a simple melody backed by a simple guitar accompaniment. This lets the words take center stage.

In my version of the song, I describe Luna’s descent into madness while also illustrating the beauty that encompasses her. We get to feel her torment at the perceived lack of importance given to her, but later in the song we see how her perceptions are skewed by the darkness around her and all we can do is hope and wait patiently for her to defeat her demons.

We are all surrounded by and create beauty in the world around us, despite our personal struggles. Sometimes we must fight our battles on our own, but sometimes there are those who fight along side us. We may have to endure for a thousand years, but there is always hope for relief and redemption.

May you all have a meaningful holiday season!

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Starry Starry Night
Flowing gently in your mane
Eyes that sparkle just the same
Those eyes that hold the darkness in your soul
Shadows deep within
Often leave you wondering
ìDo they really love me,
Or am I just forgotten and alone?î

Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And I would try to set you free
They would not listen, they did not know how
Perhaps they’ll listen now

Starry Starry Night
Princess of the midnight haze
Hidden deep within your gaze
Lies turmoil that the world may never know
Oh Luna, where will you go?
The night in beauty ever thine
They don’t see now, but give them time
To love you just as you would love them too

Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
And how you'll suffer for your sanity
Oh how I’d try to set you free
They would not listen, they did not know how
Perhaps they’ll listen now

For they could not love you
But still your love was true
But when no hope was left in sight
On that starry starry night
They banished you to live within the moon
But I could have told you, Luna,
That this world was never meant for one as beautiful as you

Starry Starry Night
Look upon the earth below
Dream of friends and dream of home
And pray to let your demons set you free
Oh Luna, can’t you see?
They’ve loved you all along, you know
And though sometimes it didn't show
We miss you and we want you to come home

Now I think I know
What you tried to say to me
How you suffer for your sanity
Oh Luna, I would try to set you free
But, you wouldn’t listen. You’re not listening still
Oh I hope someday you will

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released November 30, 2015

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