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Countermoon

This song is by Donald Fagen and appears on the album Kamakiriad (1993) and on the box set Nightfly Trilogy (2007).

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On a night like this you look up at your lover
It's like you're in some old cartoon
Then you detect the scent of faded roses
Up in the sky there's that cruel countermoon

Could that be murder you see in her eyes
You try a long and desperate kiss
You can't escape it
That beam is sure to find you

On a night like this
The story is told
How the women get restless
And the men grow cold
Gotham shudders
There's a chill in the air
There's a countermoon
Lovers all beware

Hand in hand you walk along the river
You stop to clutch and caress
A countermoonbeam comes sweeping off the water
She goes, "You're not my Jackie
My Jackie was the best"

Spitewaves are threatening the seaside hotels
It's nasty weather for July
Last night you loved her
Tonight you wonder why

On a night like this
The story is told
How the women get restless
And the men grow cold
Gotham shudders
There's a chill in the air
There's a countermoon
Lovers all beware

At every pay phone there's somebody cryin'
All the streets are slick with tears
When you see that blue ray
There's a heartquake on the way

On a night like this
The story is told
How the women get restless
And the men grow cold
Gotham shudders
There's a chill in the air
There's a countermoon
Lovers all beware

On a night like this
The story is told
How the women get restless
And the men grow cold
Gotham shudders
There's a chill in the air
There's a countermoon
Lovers all beware

Written by:

Donald Fagen

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