the moon is a harsh mistress lyrics – joan baez

see her how she flies
golden sails across the sky
close enough to touch
but careful if you try
though she looks as warm as gold
the moon’s a harsh mistress
the moon can be so cold

once the sun did shine
and lord it felt so fine
the moon a phantom rose
through the mountains and the pine
and then the darkness fell
the moon’s a harsh mistress
it’s hard to love her well

i fell out of her eyes
i fell out of her heart
i fell down on my face, yes i did
and i tripped and i missed my star
and i fell and fell alone
the moon’s a harsh mistress
the sky is made of stone

the moon’s a harsh mistress
she’s hard to call your own

/ joan baez lyrics