Goodnight Moon

Shivaree

About Goodnight Moon

"Goodnight Moon" is a song by the American alternative rock band Shivaree, written by Ambrosia Parsley and Duke McVinnie. It is the seventh track on the band's debut album I Oughtta Give You a Shot in the Head for Making Me Live in This Dump. The song was first featured in the third season of the hit television series, Dawson's Creek in 2000. It later appeared during the ending credits of the 2004 film Kill Bill: Volume 2 and is featured on the soundtrack album. The song also plays through the closing scenes and the end credits of the 2002 French film, Monique. A re-recorded version by Parsley and The Elegant Too appears on the soundtrack to the 2012 film Silver Linings Playbook. This song is considered by many music lovers to be a one-hit wonder. 


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1999
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There's a nail in the door
And there's glass on the lawn
Tacks on the floor
And the TV is on
And I always sleep with my guns when you're gone

There's a blade by the bed
And a phone in my hand
A dog on the floor
And some cash on the nightstand
When I'm all alone the dreaming stops
And I just can't stand

What should I do I'm just a little baby
What if the lights go out
And maybe and then the wind just starts to moan
Outside the door he followed me home

So goodnight moon
I want the sun
If it's not here soon
I might be done
No it won't be too soon 'til I say goodnight moon

There's a shark in the pool
And a witch in the tree
A crazy old neighbor and he's been watching me
And there's footsteps loud and strong coming down the hall
Something's under the bed
Now it's out in the hedge
There's a big black crow sitting on my window ledge
And I hear something scratching through the wall

What should I do I'm just a little baby
What if the lights go out
And maybe and then the wind just starts to moan
Outside the door he followed me home
So goodnight moon
I want the sun
If it's not here soon
I might be done
No it won't be too soon 'til I say goodnight moon

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Shivaree

Shivaree was an American alternative pop/rock band formed in 1997 consisting of Ambrosia Parsley (vocals), Danny McGough (keyboard), and Duke McVinnie (guitar). Shivaree is best known for the song "Goodnight Moon", released in 1999 and appearing in Dawson's Creek and Kill Bill: Volume 2. Shivaree officially separated in 2007 after a very brief promotional tour of their last album Tainted Love. more »

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Written by: AMBROSIA NICOLE PARSLEY, DUKE MCVINNIE

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10 facts about this song

Release Information
"Goodnight Moon" was released in 1999 and is part of Shivaree's debut album, "I Oughtta Give You a Shot in the Head for Making Me Live in this Dump."
Song Performance
This song has been Shivaree’s most commercially successful single, becoming a top 10 hit in several countries, including France and Belgium.
Original Lead Singer
Ambrosia Parsley is the voice behind this hauntingly beautiful song. She was the original and consistent lead vocalist for Shivaree.
TV Show Feature
"Goodnight Moon" gained fame after being featured during the credits roll of the final episode of the television show 'Dexter' in 2013.
Film Placement
The song was also part of the "Kill Bill: Volume 2" movie soundtrack, directed by Quentin Tarantino in 2004.
Genre Combination
"Goodnight Moon" is a blend of various genres - alternative rock, pop, and electronica, which makes it an eclectic and unique contribution to late '90s/early 2000s music.
Song Subject Matter
The song lyrics is a noirish tale heavily laden with an atmosphere of tension and suspense.
Unique Sonority
The song’s unique sound is characterized by its hypnotic guitar riff, eerie ambience, and Parsley's plaintive vocal delivery.
Various Cover Versions
"Goodnight Moon" has been covered by various artists from different countries, demonstrating its universal appeal.
Recognition
Despite Shivaree being an American band, the song experienced most of its chart success in European countries. In 2000, it ranked at number 9 on the French Singles Chart and stayed there for a total of 27 weeks.

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