Ferraby Lionheart - "Man On The Moon"

Ferraby Lionheart On “Man On The Moon”
“I have a distinct memory of Automatic For The People because it came out during the brief window of my growing up years when my family got cable and we had MTV. I feel lucky that “Man On The Moon” was assigned to me, I really like that song. I went in the studio with my friend and played it a couple different ways and I asked him, ’Which way do you think is better?’ I think I like singing other peoples songs better than my own sometimes.”

Ferraby Lionheart

Mike Mills On “Man On The Moon”
“What can you say, you know? One of our finer, finer efforts. That came together literally on the last day of recording. We had the music all finished and we were all pushing Michael to get it done and he came in with all those great words and melodies on that last day of recording.”

Check out Shout Out Loud’s cover of “Man On The Moon” here.

“Man On The Moon” lyrics
Mott the Hoople and the game of
Life.
Andy Kaufman in the wrestling
match.
Monopoly, Twenty one,
checkers, and chess.
Mister Fred Blassie in a breakfast
mess.
Let’s play Twister, let’s play Risk.
i’ll see you heaven if you make the list.

Hey, Andy did you hear about
this one? Tell me, are you locked
in the punch?
Andy are you goofing on
Elvis? Hey, baby. Are we losing
touch?
If you believed they put a man on
the moon, man on the moon.
If you believe there’s nothing up
my sleeve, then nothing is cool.

Moses went walking with the
staff of wood.
Newton got beaned by the apple
good.
Egypt was troubled by the
horrible asp.
Mister Charles Darwin had the
gall to ask.

Hey Andy did you hear about this
one? Tell me, are you locked in
the punch?
Andy are you goofing on Elvis?
Hey, baby. Are you having fun?
If you believed they put a man on
the moon, man on the moon.
If you believe there’s nothing up
my sleeve, then nothing is cool.COOL

Here’s a little agit for the never-
believer.
Here’s a little ghost for the
offering.
Here’s a truck stop instead of
Saint Peter’s.
Mister Andy Kaufman’s gone
wrestling

Hey Andy did you hear about this
one? Tell me, are you locked in
the punch?
Hey Andy are you goofing on
Elvis, hey baby, are we losing touch?
If you believed they put a man on
the moon, man on the moon.
If you believe there’s nothing up
my sleeve, then nothing is cool.

Comments (4)
  1. wow, love it!

  2. kf  |   Posted on Oct 10th, 2007 0

    a+

  3. Netbob  |   Posted on Sep 7th, 2008 0

    This ia a very nice version of the song. In fact, I like it better.

  4. Tiffany  |   Posted on Jan 5th, 2010 0

    absolutely agree- better than the original- the veils cover of Drive and this one are def the best… great job!

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