A Musical Note: Everyone’s Gone to the Moon – Jonathon King

Although in later life Jonathon King’s life would take a bad turn, he was responsible for writing and performing two very important songs.

The first of these we listened to here on UhW some days ago,  It was “It’s Good News Week” by the Hedgehoppers Anonymous.

Today we will listen to a haunting piece called “Everyone’s Gone to the Moon”.  Over the years I’ve asked many people what they thought this song was about.  No two have ever given me the same answer, but most everyone found it entrancing.]

Take a listen.  Think about it, then let me know.  What do you think “Everyone’s Gone to the Moon” is really about?

So, what do you think?

I’d be delighted to hear from you on this.

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2 responses to “A Musical Note: Everyone’s Gone to the Moon – Jonathon King

  1. Everyone’s Gone To The Moon

    – Artist: Jonathan King
    – peak Billboard position # 17 in 1965
    – Words and Music by Kenneth King

    Streets full of people, all alone
    Roads full of houses never home
    Church full of singing out of tune
    Everyone’s gone to the moon

    Eyes full of sorrow, never wet
    Hands full of money, all in debt
    Sun coming out in the middle of June
    Everyone’s gone to the moon

    Long time ago
    Life had begun
    Everyone went to the sun

    Hearts full of motors painted green
    Mouths full of chocolate-covered cream
    Arms that can only lift a spoon
    Everyone’s gone to the moon

    Everyone’s gone to the moon
    Everyone’s gone to the moon

    Transcribed by Robin Hood

  2. Well, I actually enjoyed this. I felt there was an empathic humor in the satire.
    About the moon…..and the cow jumped over the moon…etc.etc.
    It has the idea, especially as it is contrasted with the sun,
    of living under, within illusion. The ‘idealist’, vs. the ‘realist’, perhaps, if we’re looking for dichotomies. Nothing simple, only the superfluous,the gratuitous, even green motors is held to be of value. Nothing cohesive, like a sun, holding it together, only the waxing, waning moon.
    Good post, Richard.

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