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Longing for the Roman Moon

Once again, as soon as I rolled my luggage back into my NYC apartment, I was struck with a longing to return to Italy. I am experiencing a feeling of homesickness for a country where I was not born and a longing for friends I did not grow up with. I cannot imagine living without this musical community. Now that these people are part of my life, I must endure this temporary separation from them. I have left pieces of my heart, and hope these traces of my love and respect will keep a little of my energy there with those I adore so very much.

Roman Moon
Music © Gianni Leone & Francesco Manfredi
Lyrics ©2012 Laurie Early                              

I let go and I fall
silent yearning for you
then from darkness recall
the bright glow of the Roman moon

All those nights you were mine
I gazed lost in your eyes
hypnotized by their shine
star-lights stolen from April’s skies

Every moment held promise
every song was a soft kiss
Your embrace was the sweetest atoning
while the hillside was moaning,
postponing what we both knew, but time flew

Won’t you please send me a sign then?
for I long to be with you
wrap me in silver again, Roman moon

When the dawn showed me home
and the night gave its sigh
high above the piazza
flew a skylark, was that our goodbye?

Oh, la luna di Roma
Is it true you don’t need me?

Your embrace was the sweetest atoning
while the hillside was moaning,
now my worst fear has come true, I miss you
Won’t you please save me from breaking
for my soul now is aching
wrap me in silver again, Roman moon

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