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No Moon at All 

After Frida no one ever loved Diego
Like a fire in a wheat field
Under a fountain of stars.
When they first kissed
The streetlamps sparked
And dimmed...

You’ve seen the sun’s lonely milkpan daughter 
Thrown a stone, watched her dance on the water 
Heard her ring in the sky like an old bell 
Watched her wane to a white-washed seashell 
She turns her head now to hide her crying
And reflect that we all live dying --
No Moon at All

“Come down! Come down!” Frida cried at the scaffold
“Come to the ground from your painted chapels!”
Some said their love was a dove and a bullfrog
A girl so fair shouldn’t care for an old dog
But without him the night wore a dark cloak
And in despair all the hours of the clock broke --
No Moon at All

Though pain and grief gripped the hand of Frida 
Insistia en allegria
She paints her face, fills her hair full of flowers
And reflects in her final hours --
No Moon at All

Viva la Vida! (Que viva!)
Long live life!
Viva la Vida! (Que viva!)
Long live life!

You’ve seen the sun’s lonely milkpan daughter 
Thrown a stone, watched her dance on the water 
Heard her ring in the sky like an old bell 
Watched her wane to a white-washed seashell 
She turns her head now to hide her dying,
Every star in the sky is crying --
No Moon at All

After Frida no one ever loved Diego
Like a fire in a wheat field
Under a fountain of stars.
When they first kissed
The streetlamps sparked
And dimmed.