Robbie Robertson - Sonny Got Caught in the Moonlight Lyrics

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Sonny got caught in the moonlight
A wanted man with a haunted heart
Sonny found out the hard way

Playing for keeps, loser weeps
He said he'd come back when the lion sleeps

Struck by lightning, the fire is dying
And she called out your name
Sudden thunder, the sky is crying
Can't tell the tears from the rain

Sonny got caught in the moonlight
Paint graffiti on the subway wall
Sonny got lost in the blue night
They stood like statues, legs spread wide
Catch him in the crossfire and take him by surprise

Struck by lightning, the fire is dying
And she called out your name
Sudden thunder, the sky is crying
Can't tell the tears from the rain
Can't tell the tears from the rain

Most my life I've been running
Paint a portrait of a fool
With my heart in my hands
They've come to take me down

Sonny got caught in the moonlight
By the power that can turn the tide
I heard three shots around midnight

Driven by the passion, running from the heat
No questions asked, he's just a kid from the street

Struck by lightning, the fire is dying
And she called out your name
Sudden thunder, the sky is crying
Can't tell the tears from the rain
Can't tell the tears from the rain

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Fallen Angel
  • 2 Showdown at Big Sky
  • 3 Broken Arrow
  • 4 Sweet Fire of Love
  • 5 American Roulette
  • 6 Somewhere Down the Crazy River
  • 7 Hell’s Half Acre
  • 8 Sonny Got Caught in the Moonlight
  • 9 Testimony


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Robbie Robertson
    album: Track 8 in album Robbie Robertson
    release date: 1987-10-27
    popularity : 55 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Alternative Rock/New Wave
    length: 3:52
    producer: Robbie Robertson and Daniel Lanois
    vocal: Robbie Robertson
    mixer: Bob Clearmountain
    engineer: Jim Scott
    background vocals: Rick Danko
    guitar: Robbie Robertson, Daniel Lanois and Bill Dillon
    percussion: Manu Katché and Daniel Lanois
    associate producer: Jim Scott
    bass guitar: Tony Levin
    keyboard: Robbie Robertson
    drumset: Manu Katché
    drums programming: Cary Butler
    Album Information
    label: Geffen Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075992416023
    script: Latin