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“This Is How We Walk on the Moon” by Arthur Russell

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Heard this song last night by Arthur Russell (wikipedia) and it completely moved me to tears.  The music, the lyrics and his voice are all so understated and delicate, while at the same time optimistically powerful.  By the end of the song, I was sobbing.

When we first start reaching for our dreams, they can seem so far away.  But each step brings you closer and closer.  That’s how you do it: little step after little step until you jump over.

Listen to the song and follow the lyrics (they aren’t accurate, but they’ll give you a good idea).  Hopefully it moves you the same way it moved me.

You can find his full discography on Amazon here .

[UPDATE: I wrote a better description of my reaction here.]

Lyrics to “This is How We Walk on the Moon” by Arthur Russel

Arthur Russell with Cello

Arthur Russell with Cello

Each step is moving, it’s moving me up
moving, it’s moving me up
Every step is moving me up
moving me up, moving, moving me up
Every step is
moving me up
One tiny, tiny,
tiny move
It’s all I need
And I jump over
Every step is moving me up

This is how we walk on the moon

This is how we walk on the moon
Every step is moving me up
I’m so far away
One moment there
Moving me up
Every step is moving me up
One moment there
One tiny, tiny move
It’s all I need and I jump over

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Written by Chris Apollo Lynn

July 2, 2009 at 9:50 AM

Posted in Art, Inspiration, Music

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  1. [...] Russel’s “This is how we walk on the moon.”  It’s a little more lucid than my previous post on the song. Heard this song a few nights ago and started crying.  It’s about taking small [...]


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