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This song started with my girlfriend singing "Fly me to the moon" as "fly me to the moon and I'll play you the bassoon". I decided to write a song using only rhymes with "moon" — luckily there's plenty (www.rhymezone.com/r/rhyme.cgi?Word=moon&typeofrhyme=perfect&org1=syl&org2=l&org3=y)!

This song is special for me because it's the first time I do a full production with vocals. I usually will either write a full production instrumental, or quickly record a song with vocals on my phone, without middle ground.

It's also inspired by amazing FAWMers that I admire. Last year I had the chance to collaborate in person with @cnidaria, and it was a great learning experience to see how she approaches music composition. For this song I first wrote the lyrics, then I composed the song on the acoustic guitar, and only after I had a complete vision of the song I went to the computer.

The storytelling element of the song is inspired by @aeye's amazing series about the Explorers. And the vocals are inspired by @frenchcricket, who wrote some of my favorite songs for this FAWM.

I hope you all enjoy this as much as I enjoyed writing it!

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I had a dream last night
That felt like a cartoon
I was on my way to Mars
With a layover on the moon

The captain wore a mask
No, wait, he was a raccoon!
And his friend, the flight attendant
I’m pretty sure was a baboon

There was no place to sit
You would hop on a cocoon
And for the soundtrack
A girl played the bassoon — hit it!

Come with me, my love
I'll pick you up on the moon
But please don't be late
Cause this ship is leaving soon

I'll buy you a ring in Saturn
And sing you a happy tune
And take you to the stars
For our honeymoon

I waited for you at the dock
The ship would leave by noon
I was scared you wouldn't come
It was almost afternoon!

I finally saw your brown red eyes
And heard the call from your loon
You ran quickly with your backpack
Climbing up the dune

You embraced me as we boarded
And we left the rocky moon
The ship took off so quickly
That we both began to swoon

Come with me, my love
We have left the good old moon
We’re leaving for the stars
With luck we’ll arrive in June

I’ll buy you a ring in Saturn
And sing you a happy tune
And take you to the stars
For our honeymoon

As we approached Jupiter
We heard a very loud boom
The captain fired the alarm
There was panic in the saloon

We looked outside the window
And we saw a space balloon
Big as a blue whale
And sporting a harpoon

It approached our ship menacingly
Lead by an angry goon
Followed closely by a dozen
Or more in a platoon

Come with me, my love
Let's run back to the moon
We will survive today
And life is such a boon

I'll buy you a ring in Venus
And sing you an ok tune
Let's just stare at the stars
For our honeymoon

But as we made our prayers
In a soft hushed croon
A wind blew from the west
Bringing in a strong typhoon

Alas we had forgotten
It was the season of the monsoon!
The evil attacking pirate
Got dragged in his balloon

Swirling hastily out of control
He seemed bound to meet his doom
He crashed onto a comet
And was stranded as a maroon

Come with me, my love
Let's rescue that old goon
No one deserves to die
Even if they’re inopportune

I’ll buy you a ring on Earth
And sing you a happy tune
The reward for that pirate
Will cover our honeymoon

Then my dream came to an end
Nothing more than a lampoon
A tale of ridicule
Conjured by a buffoon

But today I just found
In the pocket of my pantaloons
A small part of the reward
A heavy gold doubloon!

As I looked out of my window
I saw familiar eyes maroon
Landing a ship to pick me up
It was you and the space racoon!

Come with me my love
I'll pick you up on the moon
But please don't be late
Cause this ship is leaving soon

I'll buy you a ring in Saturn
And sing you a happy tune
And take you to the stars
For our honeymoon

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The Fishermen & the Priestess Bodega Bay, California

The fishermen and the priestess is the solo project of Beto Dealmeida, a musician interested in nature, vintage sounds and electronics.

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