The Whole Of The Moon The Waterboys / This Is The Sea I pictured a rainbow You held it in your hands I had flashes But you saw the plan I wandered out in the world for years While you just stayed in your room I saw the crescent You saw the whole of the moon You were there in the turnstiles With the wind at your heels You stretched for the starts And you know how it feels To reach too high Too far Too soon You saw the whole of the moon I was grounded While you filled the skies I was dumbfounded by truth You cut through lies I saw the rain dirty valley You saw Brigadoon I saw the crescent You saw the whole of the moon I spoke about wings You just flew I wondered I guessed and I tried You just knew I sighed ...but you swooned! I saw the crescent You saw the whole of the moon With a torch in your pocket And the wind at your heels You climbed on the ladder And you know how it feels To get too high Too far too soon You saw the whole of the moon The whole of the moon! Unicorns and cannonballs Palaces and piers Trumpets towers and tenements Wide oceans full of tears Flags rags ferryboats Scimitars and scarves Every precious dream and vision Underneath the stars You climbed on the ladder With the wind in your sails You came like a comet Blazing your trail Too high too far too soon You saw the whole of the moon