Sugar From the Moon

by Gwen Knighton

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This is an old recording, but not many people have heard it. It was meant to go onto a second solo album for me or possibly another project, but then I fell in love and moved away, and those projects fell by the wayside. I still love this song, even though I don't get to see the beautiful woman I wrote it for very often any more.


Sugar From the Moon

Pull down the apples from the trees
Make plans against the winter's freeze
Sew up your heartstrings at the seams
And sing your memories to dreams

Give up the winter to the frost
These dreams are ever worth the cost
The autumn leaves will fade too soon
Call snow like sugar from the moon

The sweetest story never told
Slips through the eaves and leaves the cold
What never happened speaks to you
And steers your course away from true

Give up the river to the stream
These dreams are smaller than they seem
A sailor’s sunset bleeds maroon
And foretells sugar from the moon

And apples scent our autumn hands
We make the choices life demands
We know the dance but not the tune
Our dreams lift in us like balloons

Give up your fear to embrace love
These dreams are what the world ’s made of
I'll gather snowflakes with a spoon
And spin you sugar from the moon

I'll gather snowflakes with a spoon
And spin you sugar from the moon
We shine like sugar from the moon
I've tasted sugar from the moon
You taste like sugar from the moon


released November 10, 2014



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Gwen Knighton London, UK

Gwen is a singer, a songwriter, a harper, a dilettante, a teacher, a lover of cats, in touch with her inner child and her inner faerie, a long way from where she grew up, striving to be better. She also knits.

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