“Son of the Moon”… by Mecano… English translation.


A fool is he who doesn’t understand

a legend tells

that a gypsy woman

implored the moon

weeping, she begged till dawn

to marry a gypsy man

“you’ll have your brown-skin man”

spoke the full moon from the sky

“but in return I want the

the first child

that you have with him,”

one who sacrifices her child

in order not to be alone

is not going

to love it very much

Moon you want to be mother

and you can’t find a love

who makes you a woman.

Tell me, moon of silver

what you intend to do

with a child of flesh

ahh, ahh

Son of the Moon

From a cinnamon-skinned father a son

was born

white like an ermine’s belly

with gray eyes

instead of olive,

moon’s albino son

“Dam his appearance!

This is not a gypsy man’s son

and you won’t get away with this”

Moon you want to be mother

and you can’t find a love

who makes you a woman.

Tell me, moon of silver

what you intend to do

with a child of flesh

ahh, ahh

Son of the Moon

the gypsy believing himself dishonored

went to his wife, knife in hand

“Whose son in this?

I am sure you have deceived me!”

and he stabbed her to death

then he went to the mountain

with the child in his arms

and abandoned it there

Moon you want to be mother

and you can’t find a love

who makes you a woman.

Tell me, moon of silver

what you intend to do

with a child of flesh

ahh, ahh

Son of the Moon

And on nights when the moon is full

it’s because the child is happy

and if the child cries

the moon will wane

to make him a cradle

and if the child cries

the moon will wane to make him a cradle

So I sketched…

 

-Oro Continua

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