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Moon over Bourbon Street - Sting

George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

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I’ve been meaning to attempt this composite for a long time… Inspired by one of my favourite songs by Sting. It still gives me goosebumps everytime I hear the lyrics…

Moon over Bourbon Street

There’s a moon over Bourbon Street tonight
I see faces as they pass beneath the pale lamplight
I’ve no choice but to follow that call
The bright lights, the people, and the moon and all
I pray everyday to be strong
For I know what I do must be wrong
Oh you’ll never see my shade or hear the sound of my feet
While there’s a moon over Bourbon Street

It was many years ago that I became what I am
I was trapped in this life like an innocent lamb
Now I can never show my face at noon
And you’ll only see me walking by the light of the moon
The brim of my hat hides the eye of a beast
I’ve the face of a sinner but the hands of a priest
Oh you’ll never see my shade or hear the sound of my feet
While there’s a moon over Bourbon Street

She walks everyday through the streets of New Orleans
She’s innocent and young from a family of means
I have stood many times outside her window at night
To struggle with my instinct in the pale moon light
How could I be this way when I pray to God above
I must love what I destroy and destroy the thing I love
Oh you’ll never see my shade or hear the sound of my feet
While there’s a moon over Bourbon Street


New Orleans Streetview, 2007 – [Konica-Minolta 5D, 18-70 kit lens@35mm, f:5.6, 1/8sec (handheld), ISO-800]
Night Sky, 2009 – [Sony a350, Sigma 17-80@35mm, f:10, 30sec, ISO-100]



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