Moondust

I trust the ground beneath my feet
Never doubt the air I breathe
Do not question things unseen
As I follow my routine
But as the evening falls
And the shadows climb the walls
I feel the pulling of the tide
My gaze is drawn into the night

When you come home
Will you stay for good?
Won’t you come home safe?
And will you bring me back some moondust?
Will you bring me some moondust?

We’re spinning in the dark
As we drift further apart
Can I navigate your heart
With the guidance of the stars?
Will you return transformed?
Untroubled by our storms?
Do our conflicts seem so small
From so far above it all?

When you come home
Will you stay for good?
Won’t you come back safe?
And will you bring me back?
Will you bring me back some moondust?
Will you bring me some moondust?
Will you bring me some moondust?
Will you bring me some moondust?

Will you bring me some moondust?
Will you bring me some moondust?
When you come home

Song Notes

In a track by track breakdown of Kablammo! with culturecollide.com, the band had the following to say about the track:

Tim: Definitely a big scene change after all the rocking stuff earlier. The song started life on piano and was definitely inspired by the apollo missions, the bravery and ambition of all of that. Also it’s a love story. Imagining a loved one going away on a journey, a transformative journey. It’s about devotion. All you’re asking is for them to come back better, in a way, and bring back some moondust for you as well. It’s pretty sweet and sentimental. A soaring ballad with sweeping string arrangements by Elanesh Kerry as well.

Rick: And a classic Ash trademark in the build-up.

Tim: Yeah. The chorus kicks in with a lot of Kablammo! It sneaks in a bit of “Girl From Mars” with the guitar solo. A little subliminal, musical nostalgic note for you guys! Also it has a bit of a sci-fi vibe with the space exploration which ties into our early space obsessions. I got really into reading about the Apollo missions whilst making the record, there’s this great book called “Moondust” that was always sitting on my shelf. This one’s for you Buzz!