Mike Atkins

"...a walking shadow"

Chasing The Moon

Michael Atkins
Michael Atkins


This is a song about the truths I've come to learn in adulthood. You cannot turn back the clock, and trying to hold on to your youth is like chasing the moon. You can run and run, but you'll never catch it. We are supposed to grow old. Mainly so we can give perspective and wisdom to the generations following in our footsteps, if they listen that is. I actually wrote this song in 1996 and did some demos of it and then put it away for a long time. When I was in the writing process, I happened to be listening to some old recordings and found that this song fit perfectly into what I was writing about at the moment. The string section was performed by my good friend Antonio Marin. He is a classically trained violinist from Spain. His contribution made the song come to life. Thank you Anto.


Chasing The Moon So many years go by Before we stop and take a look around Seems like this life just drags on And sometimes happiness can never be found We search for the answers in our past Pent up like prisoners in walls of glass This life is over way too soon And here we are chasing the moon We all look up one day To see our youth fading away And we push and kick and scream To make all those lines go away And it’s a losing fight But it’s one that we battle with all of our might This life is over way to soon But here we are chasing the moon Won’t you break through those walls of glass? Stop holding on to the past Throw off your chains Let somebody love away your pain Don’t you push and kick and scream The lines will tell you what they mean Somewhere down the road Someday when we’re old You know it’s not so bad after all It’s all right, it’s okay We’ll all have the answers someday To everything we look for now It’s all going to work out somehow It’s all going to work out somehow This life is over way too soon So don’t you go chasing the moon