Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips – Moonface

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Moonface’s latest album With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery is being described as an updated throwback to the early 80’s. A little darker edge to it with elements of some of the greats from that period. If you were into bands like Killing Joke and Echo and the Bunnymen, you’ll probably love this updated view to that style.

Lyrics here, more below:
Teary eyes and bloody lips
Make you look like Stevie Nicks
We never knew that being cruel
Was such a cool thing to do

And teary eyes and bloody lips
Make you look like Stevie Nicks
We never knew that being cruel
Was such a cool thing to do

We used to laugh
Until we crashed our bikes
The moon was nothing
But a rock in the sky

While all the kids
And all the clubs
Were falling off
Of all the walls

But now we can surrender
Off the city
We can pretend
That it’s a movie

we can embrace
The blindness that comes
With embracing the night

Said, we can embrace
The blindness that comes
With embracing the night

We thought our darlings
Would recognize
The smell of our skin
And I am sorry
For the way that turned out

You look so beautiful then
And you look so beautiful now
It is the fork in the river
It is the breaks
Down the middle of the mirror

It is the parting of the
Suicide doors
That we come to understand

And when we float
In the water
It’s not the absence of the other

But the absence
Of anyone else
That will drown
Us in the end

As a child of the 80’s, this is so very familiar and yet new. The whole new wave and alternative scene that grew out of it were the centre of musical upbringing. By the time I found Talking Heads in 1977 and everything else around then, it set me on a musical journey that has never stopped, never froze in time as so many of my age have done. For me the dark gilt edge of this song is the punctuated quiet beginning growing into the crescendo of almost madness at the end.

I could tear apart the lyrics and analyze the bits but with this one I am more inclined to follow the overall feeling. That road that perhaps in retrospect you should not have followed. The pain that was caused by events unforeseen. The broken relationships that came as a result. The loss that defined the sadness within the storm.

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