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THE MOON SONG

A beautiful sad song for a beautiful lonely movie.
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I’m lying on the moon
My dear, I’ll be there soon
It’s a quiet starry place
Time’s we’re swallowed up in space
We’re here a million miles away

There’s things I wish I knew
There’s no thing I’d keep from you
It’s a dark and shiny place
But with you my dear, I’m safe
And we’re a million miles away

Remember this one? “The Moon Song”, a song from the 2013 feature film Her, with music composed by Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and lyrics by O and Spike Jonze. Performed by O during the film’s end credits.

In January 2014, “The Moon Song” was nominated for Best Original Song at the 86th Academy Awards (but lost to “Let It Go” from Frozen). The video here, O performed the song at the ceremony accompanied by Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend) on guitar. In December 2014, the song was nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media at the 57th Grammy Awards, but once again lost to “Let It Go”.

There are three versions of the song, by O x Ezra Koenig, by O herself, and by Scarlett Johansson x Joaquin Phoenix.

Read also YEAH YEAH YEAHS: SACRILEGE.

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Featured image: John Shearer/Hollywood Reporter.

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Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.
Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.

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