The moon appears regularly in Stephin Merritt's songs: [14 instances were recorded] before 69 Love Songs, and the same source identifies even more songs that mention eyes, which also appear in this song (The only stars there really are / were shining in your eyes). The sun/moon/stars symbolism is associated with heavenly, spiritual love [example].
LD Beghtol writes:
Alan Sparhawk of Low [official site] thinks this is the best song on the album, and once jokingly said in an interview that Stephin should just quit writing since he's making it that much harder on the rest of us songwriters… <em>
- [Recording of live performance] for <em>KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic as part of archived radio interview (I Don't Believe in the Sun begins 4min in)
- [Lyrics and guitar tab] from stephinsongs web site.
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