Moonlight Mile

The Lips selected this Rolling Stones song to cover in part because it is one of Kliph's favorite songs of all-time and the Bonnaroo 2007 gig was taking place on his birthday.


Flaming Lips Version
When the wind blows, and the rain feels cold
With a head full of snow
With a head full of snow
At the window there's a face you know
Don't the nights pass slow
Don't the nights pass slow

The sound of strangers sending nothing to my mind
It's just another mad mad day on the road
I am just living to be riding by your side
Just about a moonlight mile on down the road

Made a rag pile of my shiny clothes
Gonna warm my bones
Gonna warm my bones
I got silence on my radio
Let the air waves flow
Let the air waves fuckin' flow

Oh I'm sleeping under strange strange skies
It's just another mad mad day on the road
My dream is fading down the railway line
'Cause I'm just about a moonlight mile on down the road

I'm hiding sister but I'm dreaming
I'm running down your moonlight mile
I'm hiding sister but I'm dreaming
I'm running down your moonlight mile
I'm running down your moonlight mile
Let it go

Yeah, I'm coming home
And I'm just about a moonlight mile on down the road
On down the road, ro-oh-oh-oh-oad


Discography Appearances




Live

The modern cover of "Moonlight Mile" debuted at Bonnaroo 2007, worked up specifically for that show, but retained in the setlist as the last encore song through the summer and fall dates of 2007. The backing video uses the mirror ball until the last section of the song, when the moon and star field are shown, gently ending the show. In 1992, Wayne and Jonathan performed a show under the pseudonym Black Halos, including a cover of "Moonlight Mile."

 

Live Performances

01/01/1991 Norman OK USA
The Brain has documented 19 Performances
The Brain has documented 6 Live Downloads available
10/12/2007 Atlanta GA USA Bouckaert Farm The Echo Project  
10/01/2007 Pontiac MI USA Clutch Cargo's  
09/30/2007 Cleveland OH USA Agora Theater  
09/28/2007 St. Louis MO USA The Pageant  
09/25/2007 Austin TX USA La Zona Rosa  
09/20/2007 Seattle WA USA Paramount Theatre Download Available
09/19/2007 Portland OR USA Roseland Theater Download Available
09/18/2007 Vancouver BC Canada Malkin Bowl  
09/15/2007 Morrison CO USA Red Rocks Amphitheatre Monolith Festival  
09/12/2007 Kansas City MO USA Uptown Theater  

 

Live Photos

The Flaming Lips - Vancouver BC 2007
Malkin Bowl
Vancouver BC - Canada

Live Video


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