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Riff: Foals – “Moon”

Feb 12, 2013

And all the birds fall out of the sky in two by two’s/And my teeth fall out my head into the snow

from Moon lyrics by Foals

An end of the world vision has never sounded as peaceful as this beautifully melancholic finale which intersperses quietly terrifying imagery of the impending doom (teeth falling out, bloodied wedding dresses) with a contrastingly gentle acceptance that the end is nigh.

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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