Someone To Look Up To

from by Llano Blue

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I had recently been thinking of getting a ukulele, when I walked past People's Music in Sebastopol. There was a sign in the window saying 20% Off All Ukulele and 2 Free Lessons. I walked in, and fell in love with a little black flying-V ukulele. I only went to the first lesson. It lasted about 7 minutes, and the guy didn't even come around to the other side of the counter.

Maybe the second lesson would have been better, but instead I taught myself. I still think that this song has ukulele hit potential.


Polaris hangs
high and bright in the north of the sky
And down in the waves
the light of the moon quivers and shines

God knows how long
I been drifting at sea
The wind and the waves and the
stars and the moon my only company

Oh, inconstant moon! Oh, ever-changing moon!
You’ve got your moods and your phases like we all do
Oh, incomparable moon! Oh, effervescent moon!
You are truly someone to look up to

I’ve had some phases of my own
I’ve waxed and I’ve waned and I’ve learned and I’ve grown
Been full and been new, and been all that’s between
I’ve lost and I’ve gained, I been nine and nineteen

been so many different versions of me
I been without purpose, adrift in the sea
Now I’m ready for change and rearin’ to go
No longer content to just go with the flow

Oh, silvery moon! Oh, peerless moon!
Sometimes I can’t help but envy you
Oh, circling moon! Oh, pirouetting moon!
So sure of your path and the way that you move

Gonna unfurl my sail
Take hold of the helm
Let the wind blow me
Through this watery realm

Beneath the bright moon
And beneath the North star
I’ll be sailing with purpose
And I’ll be sailing far


from Llano Blue's Nocturnal Habits, released August 30, 2008



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Llano Blue San Francisco, California

Llano River Blue is a genderqueer musician, writer, performer, and filmmaker. They also make music with The Sweet Trade. For exclusive content including early songs, check them out on Patreon!

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