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It's like the day has turned to rust
Like every dream's been sealed shut
Like every door has closed before we've gotten out
As bullets rip the air in two from house to house

We are all that we are, so terribly sorry
We are all that we are, so terribly sorry
The moon you felt, it has no side
That's dark like hell, or safe from light
Just blown apart, by wind from stars
With white dust tides to pull on ours

The moon you felt, it has no side
That's dark like hell, or safe from light
Just blown apart, by wind from stars
With white dust tides to pull on ours

I see the crowds
They're giving way
For some they're better off that day
The bombs blew off the shells
They're glowing red at first
The less there is to feel each night upon the earth

We are all that we are, so terribly sorry
We are all that we are, so terribly sorry
The moon you felt, it has no side
That's dark like hell, or safe from light
Just blown apart, by wind from stars
With white dust tides to pull on ours

The moon you felt, it has no side
That's dark like hell, or safe from light
Just blown apart, by wind from stars
With white dust tides to pull on ours

The moon you felt, it has no side
That's dark like hell, or safe from light
Just blown apart, by wind from stars
With white dust tides to pull on ours

The moon you felt, it has no side
That's dark like hell, or safe from light
Just blown apart, by wind from stars
With white dust tides to pull on ours



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    UnregisteredMay 27, 2012 at 4:59 am
    The song is about how the moon really has no dark side we just never see it the moon does get like on it's "dark side" when it passes in front of the sun
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    UnregisteredMar 4, 2012 at 9:34 am
    Tom has used the moon as a metaphor for the heart before. So i'm going with that's what he's saying again.
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    UnregisteredJan 20, 2012 at 7:20 pm
    I take this song to be about the dramatic horrors of war that tear us apart, juxtaposed with the insignificance of us against the celestial bodies and existence. That we are all being acted upon by forces far bigger than us.
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    metalbeppiMar 6, 2011 at 9:07 pm
    Here 1 more interpretation of "moon" besides from death. "Moon" could directly stand for hydrogen bomb because both do the same: imitating the sun. The bomb uses the fusion principle just like the sun and the moon reflects the sun's light to make it look like the moon itself glowes. So they both bring the light of the sun to earth.
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    metalbeppiMar 6, 2011 at 8:45 pm
    My interpretation would go like this: "The moon you felt" means the death you felt (because the moon seems to be rather dead compared to earth or sun). "It has no side that's dark like hell, or safe from light" means it is really bright regardless from where you are looking at it (i think here he describes hydrogen bombs==death). "Just blown apart, by wind from stars" where "wind" means blast waves and "from stars" because a hydrogen bomb works like a star more or less (fusion). "With white dust tides to pull on ours", the dust stems from the explosion. Ah yeah and btw there's the word "atomic" in the title...

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