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Eden Ahbez
Writer(s) Eden Ahbez
Recorded 1960
Length 2:57

"Full Moon" is a song written by American recording artist Eden Ahbez from his 1960 album Eden's Island.

Association with Lana Del Rey[edit | edit source]

Del Rey used the song as an intro for her 2016 Festival Tour shows. It played right before she walked on stage at each show, before she sang "Cruel World".

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

To live in an old shack by the sea
(And breathe the sweet salt air)
To live with the dawn and the dusk
The new moon and the full moon
The tides the wind and the rain…
To surf and comb the beach
And gather drift-wood and shells
And know the thrill of loneliness
And lose all sense of time
And be free

To hike over the island to the village
And visit the marketplace
And enjoy the music and the food and the people
And do a little trading
And see the great ships come and go

And in the evening
(When the sky is on fire)
Heaven and earth become my great open cathedral
Where all men are brothers
Where all things are bound by law
And crowned with love
Poor, alone and happy
I make a fire on the beach
And as darkness covers the face of the deep
Lie down in the wild grass
And dream the dream that the dreamers dream
I am the wind, the sea, the evening star
I am everyone, anyone, no one

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