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.
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