Who Sang A Better Moon? Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson The Secret Language of Birds cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2000-3-6
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock
length: 3:43
producer: Ian Anderson
engineer: Ian Anderson
composer: Ian Anderson
lyricist: Ian Anderson
I see you better now, shaded in deeper blue.
Hardly needing to carry the find-your-way lamp
down to the river.
Tonight flies a better moon.

Sad water buffalo lie fast near the shallows;
a splash revealing the fly-catching fishes.
Dark Gods silently watching.
Tonight flies a better moon.

I guess you've known lovers here, compliant in passion;
softly laid in the old reed bed, harshly
lit in the noon sun.
Tonight flies a better moon.

Now cloaked in this milky light, new as the virgin dawn,
shrouded sweetly in all kinds of mystery,
you turn, smile and then are gone.
Tonight flies a better moon.

Tracklist
  • 1 The Secret Language of Birds
  • 2 The Little Flower Girl
  • 3 Montserrat
  • 4 Postcard Day
  • 5 Water Carrier
  • 6 Set-Aside
  • 7 A Better Moon
  • 8 Sanctuary
  • 9 The Jasmine Corridor
  • 10 The Habanero Reel
  • 11 Panama Freighter
  • 12 The Secret Language of Birds, Part II
  • 13 Boris Dancing
  • 14 Circular Breathing
  • 15 The Stormont Shuffle