The Moon Struck One

(Robbie Robertson)

Julie and little John Tyler lived in the house next door We would be the great triangle and to this we swore Julie was my sweetheart, little John was my cohort And all the wild horses in the world couldn’t keep us apart Once we went for a swim in the noonday sun
And promised to return before the moon struck one

Julie came running through the pasture – she was screaming at the sky She fell down to her knees and the tears did fly
Little John was stung by a snake over by the lake
And it looked like he’s really, really hurt – he was lying in the dirt Who, we went it as fast as we could run
But we lost little John as the moon struck one

I was vacant, Julie was a bird with a broken wing We were always afraid of what tomorrow might bring We’ll drive down to Durango – up and leave this place And maybe forget the triangle with a change of pace The car broke down when we had just begun

And we walked back to the house while the moon struck one