Moomaw

Moomaw

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandFolkCountry

Band Members

  • N M MC

Other Info

Cover band: 
No
Record Label: 
Gazebo Music
Band Website

Lyrics

June

Written By: Nathan Moomaw

That moon, that moon
She's getting full
That moon, that moon
Take a walk with me
Underneath that bone white moon

That moon, that moon
Way out in space
Wonder if she worries too
Or if she's too far gone
Oh I can't see her face

Blink away your blurry seasons
Wittle way your ringing reasons
Put it all in a rocketship and shoot it to the moon
And live on and on and on and on and on

'Cause I want your 2 lips smilin'
Pressed hard up against both mine in
Tune to the willow branches cryin'
It's all you do to keep the life in

I put your heart
Up against this dark
And the fulcrum read
Well I couldn't see it
No it was black as death

But when it's June
And all the clouds are falling to the ground like dead balloons
Don't cry for the moon
She's just sleepin' up there
Her white fingers will feel their way down soon

September

Written By: Nathan Moomaw

Splashing in
Tiny tidepools, digging in the sand
Waiting for water to splash our face
Waiting for the waves to carry us away

If you were a color
You'd be amber
If you were a liquor
You'd be red wine
If you were a heartbeat
You'd beat quicker
If you were a lover
You'd be mine

Smiles
Like a bump in the road
That shakes my tambourine
To the rhythm of the song on the radio

If you were a color
You'd be amber
If you were a liquor
You'd be red wine
If you were a heartbeat
You'd beat quicker
If you were a lover
You'd be mine

Sleepy creature of mine
Lapping up the last licks of sunshine
Drowsy dreamer, drop your eyes
Drift from daylight
It's naptime

October

Written By: Nathan Moomaw

Open up that window love
Put on something we can dance to
Hummingbirds, bumblebees all buzz
Fit your feet into your fancy shoes

Tonight is a tiger and her teeth are tearing air
Tell me how come we hear snarling, but we're just not scared
Well the world is a whirlpool and we'll wash up with the waves
So as long as we're still holding hands we might as well be safe

They say the world
Was meant for other people
I say the world was meant
For you and me girl

Morning
Makes the sun
Afternoon just
Lazes around

Evening takes
Our selves
And stretches them
Across the ground

And when the night takes those shades of grey
And spreads them up to outer space
An orgy of our likenesses
Embraced in long dark black kisses

But straight up above
As a symbol of the love
Burn those speckles of bleach white
Tearing pinholes in the sky

And oh how
And oh how
You're higher than the lights
And oh how
And oh how
You're higher than the night

They say the world
Was meant for other people
I say the world was meant
For you and me girl

March

Written By: Nathan Moomaw

Starling
Starling

Creature of song
Singing happily along
How'd you find the will
To sing sing so sweet?

Well, I've been singing
Songs of all I see
And two pretty lovers just
Strolled right past me

Starling, in your nest
Starling, in your nest

But what of all the sad things
The minor chords that ring
Do you have a song to sing
For all the rest?

Well I've seen war
I've seen sickness, I've seen death
And I try to harmonize
With all the world's sadness

Starling, so true
Starling, so true

Starling, I thank you
For all your melodies
For all the beauty
That your songs set free

Well, I've been singing
Songs of all I see
And this last song
I'm singing just for thee

Discography

26 (LP - 2008) - self-released national release (press and radio) on Gazebo Music
Tall Oaks From Tiny Acorns Grow (EP - 2005)

Set List

Moomaw typically plays a variety of songs, new and old, catering to the mood of the show. Sets are either played stripped down and solo, making use of raw vocals, guitar and ukulele, or with a unique range of instruments layered in real-time using loops and delay to create a psychedelic Americana soundscape.