Moon Over Bourbon Street Lyrics

Sting


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Gordon Matthew Sumner
album: Track 3 in album The Dream of the Blue Turtles
release date: 1985-6-1
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
length: 4:01
arranger: Dominic Muldowney
engineer: Jim Scott, Pete Smith
saxophone: Branford Marsalis
additional instrument: Danny Quatrochi
synclavier: Danny Quatrochi
drums: Omar Hakim
bass: Darryl Jones
guitar: Sting
keyboard: Kenny Kirkland
mix: Jim Scott, Pete Smith
producer: Sting, Pete Smith
vocal: Sting
background vocals: Janice Pendarvis, Dolette McDonald

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There's a moon over bourbon street tonight
I see faces as they pass beneath the pale lamplight
I've no choice but to follow that call
The bright lights the people and the moon and all
I pray everyday to be strong
For I know what I do must be wrong
Oh you'll never see my shade or hear the sound of my feet
While there's a moon over bourbon street

It was many years ago that I became what I am
I was trapped in this life like an innocent lamb
Now I can never show my face at noon
And you'll only see me walking by the light of the moon
The brim of my hat hides the eye of a beast
I've the face of a sinner but the hands of a priest
Oh you'll never see my shade or hear the sound of my feet
While there's a moon over bourbon street

She walks everyday through the streets of New Orleans
She's innocent and young from a family of means
I have stood many times outside her window at night
To struggle with my instinct in the pale moonlight
How could I be this way when I pray to god above
I must love what I destroy and destroy the thing I love
Oh you'll never see my shade or hear the sound of my feet
While there's a moon over bourbon street

Track Listing

  • 1 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
  • 2 Love Is the Seventh Wave
  • 3 Russians
  • 4 Children's Crusade
  • 5 Shadows in the Rain
  • 6 We Work the Black Seam
  • 7 Consider Me Gone
  • 8 The Dream of the Blue Turtles
  • 9 Moon Over Bourbon Street
  • 10 Fortress Around Your Heart