Check out this cover of Whole of the Moon by Fiona Apple:
(I particularly like when the wandering camera lingers on her boot, stomping to the beat)
I wasn’t familiar with the original song by The Waterboys from 1985 (I never even heard of The Waterboys).
I wandered out in the world for years
While you just stayed in your room
I saw the crescent
But you saw the whole of the moon
This reminds me of that Pinegrove song with a very similar title, Size of the Moon:
That one has these lines:
I got caught
you got those caravaggio moves
We had some good ideas but we never left that fucking room
I remember that too
In your living room, right?
When we began to fight but then we both got confused
Then we were laughing & crying in awe of the size of the moon
In both songs we’re comparing ourselves to others, we’re trapped in rooms, we’re thinking about the moon.
I love when songs are in conversation with each other and I didn’t even know it. Finally hearing that other part of the conversation after only hearing one side for a while expands something about both.
Something about being in a room when the moon is up there is profane, maybe?