Aceyalone
When the Sun Took a Day Off and the Moon Stood Still
[Intro: Aceyalone]
Hey man get some popcorn
In the tradition of the inner city griots we are
We take you though a journey through a story
To a place and a time in a small town
But as you listen you're to pay no nevermind to the small town
And the time and the place
A place where the moon and the sun does as it pleases
A place where everybody knows everybody else's business
A place that basically could be anywhere
Listen

[Verse 1: Self Jupiter]
Check it out
And the sun took a day off and the moon stood still
The only light was in sight was the one just past that ol' onion field
If you look from where I'm standing you'll see that old scarecrow
They say if you look too long he might jump off that wooden bow
But between you and me I think that's a bunch of 'hey, you know'
Some even believe he was 'sponsible for the death of Old Man Dan
They found him without his thinking cap with straw in his hand
And the strangest thing about it is that they never found his head
They never found his head, they never found his head
God dammit, they never found Old Man Dan's head

[Verse 2: Aceyalone]
And they'll never find it, cause I took it, nah, didn't go like that at all
See I just hated that his eye was crooked and I wanted his eyeball
And things got out of hand and Old Man Dan had to die
Because of that eye, I can tell you them scarecrow stories are lies
What I did hear when the moon was full and the sun's about to rise
People walk by thinking about that head at the crack of dawn, then cry
[Hook: Self Jupiter & Aceyalone]
And the sun took a day off and the moon stood still
Around my part of town the moon got a frown cause he can see it all from the top
And the sun took a day off and the moon stood still
Around my part of town the sun be clownin'
And the sun took a day off and the moon stood still
Around my part of town the stars come to work all drunk
And the sun took a day off and the moon stood still
Around my part of town the moon got a frown cause he can see it all from the top

[Verse 3: Aceyalone]
In the small town of fifteen hundred haunted houses on every corner
Lived the oldest lady in the world, a loner
Ms. Desmona Loraine Cortez, from Barcelona, Spain, said
She came to reclaim her family's name and put her soul to rest, yes
On sacred ground, her family owned this town
And the people in it, too, but I was just pa**ing through
She said "people around here believe in voodoo, witchcraft, taboo"
It was kinda hard for me to take this all for true
But she did say when a stranger comes to town here's what they'll do
First they'll stone you and when you come to
Then they'll own you, there's no one to run to
When the sun takes a day off and the moon stands still

[Verse 4: Self Jupiter]
Well, this is what I heard, the sun blew a fuse and the moon had stood in lieu
Now morning came with rain and went from wetness down to the evening
Sang the birds ??? and stayed thought the noon
A piano plays a tune in which a woman's voice softly croons
Adamantly, she yells uncharacteristically "dance with me you fool"
Well not only was I introduced but
Apparently being seduced but by whom
For name's sake, let's just call the mysterious lady in maroon
Fresh from Sandos Cancun
Whisper things in my ear and make the flesh of a grown man's hand move
Suspenseful hypnotic, neither erotic nor exotic
But psychotic, in a sense for instance, she made reference to actually
Raising the dead, in a sentence she once said with dread
[Hook: Self Jupiter & Aceyalone]
And the sun took a day off and the moon stood still
Around my part of town the moon be locked in his room doin' 'shrooms
And the sun took a day off and the moon stood still
Around my part of town the moon be in a hot air balloon to the moon
And the sun took a day off and the moon stood still
Around my part of town the moon just be faded ???
And the sun took a day off and the moon stood still
Around my part of town the moon got a frown cause he can see it all from the top

[Bridge: Aceyalone]
And sometimes he'll stop, look out with a star gaze
Sometimes he'll cover his face and he won't be seen for days
The sun had took a day off and the moon stood still
The sun had took a day off and the moon stood still
For real

[Outro]
Woman: "Hey Baby, come here, look at the sun, I mean, look at the moon, I've never seen them out at the same time. Baby, tha-that's pretty"
Man: "Oh girl, come on in here, you don't want look at the skyline out there, come on, come on. It's been dark for a whole day, come on, the sun don't wanna come out, come on in here, you're lettin' all the heat out"

When the sun took a day off (day off)
And the moon (moon) stood still (still, still)