Mecano - Hijo de la Luna (video clip & lyrics)

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"Hijo de la Luna" (Spanish: "Son of the Moon") is a song initially performed by the Spanish band Mecano. It appeared on their 1986 album, Entre el cielo y el suelo. From December 28, 1998 to January 11, 1999 a cover version by Loona topped the German charts, around the same time it reached number two in the Swiss single chart.

The lyrics depict a "gypsy" woman, who prays an entire night to the Moon goddess for a husband. In the end, the moon says that she shall have her man, but in return she wants her first-born child to be turned over to her.

When the child is born, it turns out that its skin color does not resemble the father's, but instead is white "like the back of an ermine" (the white fur of a stoat originating from Armenia), and has grey eyes. The gypsy man automatically assumes that his wife committed adultery, and kills her with a knife.

Afterwards, he carries the infant onto the top of a mountain, where he abandons it. The child is taken up into the sky by the moon, and on nights when the moon is full, it is because the child is happy, and when the child cries, the moon will wane to make him a cradle.

The chorus throughout the song says that the moon wants to be a mother, yet cannot find a lover who will make her a woman (and therefore, impregnate her), and questions her as to what she would do with a child of flesh.

The song was written by José María Cano for Mecano. A number of cover versions exist:

    * Montserrat Caballé (1994)
    * Loona (1998)
    * Sarah Brightman (2000)
    * Valensia (2001)
    * Belle Pérez (2002)
    * Monserrat Bustamante (2003)
    * the Spanish Classical Heavy Metal Group Stravaganzza (2006)
    * Mors Principium Est (in the japanese version of Inhumanity 2003)
    * Ana Torroja (Album: "Me Cuesta Tanto Olvidarte" 2006)
    * Lyriel, a german Celtic Rock group (2006)
    * Haggard, a German symphonic metal band (2008)
    * Mario Frangoulis, on his "Sometimes I Dream" album.

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Mecano - Hijo de la Luna
Lyrics - Music: José María Cano

Tonto el que no entienda
cuenta una leyenda,
que una hembra gitana
conjuro a la luna hasta el amanecer.
Llorando pedia
al llegar el dia
desposar un cale.

-Tendras a tu hombre,piel morena
-desde el cielo hablo la luna llena-,
pero a cambio quiero
el hijo primero
que le engendres a el.
Que quien su hijo inmola
para no estar sola
poco le iba a querer.

-Luna, quieres ser madre
y no encuentras querer
que te haga mujer.
Dime, luna de plata,
que pretendes hacer
con un nino de piel.
Ah, ah, hijo de la luna!

De padre canela nacio un nino
blanco como el lomo de un armino,
con los ojos grises
en vez de aceituna
nino albino de luna.
-Maldita su estampa!
Este hijo es de un payo,
y yo no me lo cayo!

-Luna, quieres ser madre
y no encuentras querer
que te haga mujer.
Dime, luna de plata,
que pretendes hacer
con un nino de piel.
Ah, ah, hijo de la luna!

Gitano, al creerse deshonrado,
se fue a su mujer, cuchillo en mano:
-De quien es el hijo?
Me has enganado fijo!
...y de muerte la hirio.
Luego se hizo al monte
con el nino en brazos
y alli le abandono.

-Luna, quieres ser madre
y no encuentras querer
que te haga mujer.
Dime, luna de plata,
que pretendes hacer
con un nino de piel.
Ah, ah, hijo de la luna!

Y en las noches que haya luna llena,
sera porque el nino este de buenas.
Y si el nino llora,
menguara la luna
para hacerle una cuna.
Y si el nino llora,
menguara la luna
para hacerle una cuna.
Hijo de la Luna.
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Monserrat Caballe - Hijo de la luna (1994)



Monserrat Caballe's performance on a Spanish tv program
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Loona - Hijo De La Luna (1998)

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Sarah Brightman - Hijo de la Luna



Live in Amsterdam, November 2006
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Belle Perez - Hijo de la luna (2002)

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Haggard - Hijo de la Luna


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Hijo de la Luna - Mario Frangoulis



Live in concert, filmed at the outdoor Theatre of the Earth in Thessaloníki.
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