The Moon / Der Mond / A Lua / La Luna

Strange, I’ve seen that face before, –
Seen him hanging ’round my door, –
Like a hawk stealing for the prey, –
Like the night waiting for the day, –

The Moon is an astronomical body that orbits planet Earth with respect to the fixed stars about once every 27.3 days.

Because Earth is moving in its orbit around the Sun at the same time, it takes slightly longer for the Moon to show the same phase to Earth, which is about 29.5 days.

Due to the effect of libration, about 59% of the Moon’s surface can actually be seen from Earth. The Moon is in synchronous rotation with Earth, always showing the same face. Strange, I have seen that face before …

Strange, I’ve seen that face before,
Seen him hanging ’round my door,
Like a hawk stealing for the prey,
Like the night waiting for the day,

Strange, he shadows me back home,
Footsteps echo on the stones,
Rainy nights, on Hausmann Boulevard,
Parisian music drifting from the bars,

Tu cherches quoi, rencontrer la mort?
Tu te prends pour qui
Toi aussi tu detestes la vie

Dance in bars and restaurants,
Home with anyone who wants,
Strange he’s standing there alone,
Staring eyes chill me to the bone.

Dans sa chambre, Joel et sa valise,
Un regard sur ses fringues,
Sur les murs, des photos,
Sans regret, sans mélo,
La porte est claquée, Joel est barré.

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