Dancin' Moon Songcast

Dancin' Moon Songcast

An exploration of songs and songwriting via the music of Scott Simpson and Dancin' Moon Studio of Spearfish Canyon in the Black Hills of South Dakota... Show More

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February 21, 2020 44 min

Featured song from 2015's Circuitous & Before the Great Divide Double L

What I Got


I’m the poet without a pen,
and the priest who can’t hear God;
I’m the dancer with two clubfeet,
and the farmer who can’t break the sod,
yeah, I’m the farmer who can’t br... Read more

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Featured song from 2017's Refuge L

Love You Perfectly

All my love
All my doubt
All the things I've done
All the things I could do without…

Oh, it's you
You are the one who sees me through
Yeah, and it's me
Gonna try to love you perfect... Read more

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February 7, 2020 35 min

Featured song from 2018's Gravitate L

Heatwave

Three dogs and a hammock
And a cool breeze after a hot day
Heatwave in the canyon
You’re singin’ Eagle and the Hawk from memory
Seems like we were just kids
Thirty years and a lifetime away
Seems l... Read more

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January 31, 2020 23 min

Featured song from 2018's A. Dream L

Alone

He was alone, he was alone.
She was alone, she was alone…

And we’re born, and...
And we’re born, and...
And we’re born, and we don’t know nothin’…

Gotta find a face, gotta find a place…
Gotta find a... Read more

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Featured song from 2014's LIVE in the Black Hills L

People As Tall As Mountains

There's a bird here,
It has a broke wing
And there are coyotes
On the prowl;
And there are people
Forgot how to sing,
They are broken Somehow.

There is a pin... Read more

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Featured song from 2015's Circuitous & Before the Great Divide: Remasters L

In the Hills

Something’s blowing through the Hills tonight
something’s riding on the wind
Orion’s lying down beside me now
just to comfort his old friend
I can’t remember when w... Read more

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Featured song from 2000's Topo: Acoustic Landscapes L

Across the Canyon
(instrumental)

 

Welcome to VOTE SPEARFISH WEEK!

 

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Featured song from 2015's The Road Behind L

Photo Graphe'
(instrumental)

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Featured song from 2015's The Road Behind L

Close to Home
(instrumental)

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Featured song from 2015's The Road Behind L

Spearfish Canyon
(instrumental)

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Featured song from 2010's Letting the Sunlight Back In L

Punch Another Hole 

Oh, this ship’s a-sinkin’
Oh, this ship’s a-sinkin’

There’s a hole in the bottom of the ocean
there’s a hole in the bottom of the sea
Lots of muck coming up on the beaches
as f... Read more

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January 3, 2020 29 min

Featured song from 2018's Gravitate L

Cracks 

What is broken in me
is open in me...
Where you see me split apart,
you catch a glimpse of my true heart...
my true heart.

It’s song that opens the cracks.
Each beat divides me front from back, yeah. Read more

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Featured song from 2014's Do Not Rush the Dawn L

Jeff Davis Pie

Well Mamma called me up 'n said,
"It's your grandma's birthday son, so you 'n
Sheryl need to come--- and bring the girls."
She said that it was 80 years since
Grandma'd ta... Read more

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December 20, 2019 38 min

 

Featured song from 2002's Grace E

Down


Autumn’s come around again
and the world is turning brown, brown
something’s fallen from the highest limb
all her friends, they say, “She don’t come around
anymore

There’s a sidewalk running past her gate Read more

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December 13, 2019 29 min

Featured song from 2012's Nebraska Catfish L

Playdough Boy

He had a cassette recorder, he had songs in his head
He placed them into the microphone.

Playdough boy, Playdough boy, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 Playdough boy

Middle school is a playdough factory
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Featured song from 2017's Refuge L

My First Song

I was only six or seven years old,
You must've been a worn-out thirty-two.
Don't know what stories you'd been told;
Don't know what you went home to…
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Featured song from 2015's Circuitous & The Great Divide Double L

When It's Cold Outside

There's nothing quite like a fire inside
on a cold winter night.
There's nothing quite like a place to hide
when it's cold outside,
when it's cold outside... Read more

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Featured song from 2018's A. Dream L

Trumpfunk

Jump... Trump Funk
gotta tweet a little, cheat a little
Jump... Trump Funk
gotta tweet— huh!
Jump... Trump Funk
gotta tweet a little, cheat a little
Jump... Trump Funk
gotta tweet!

Got a meg... Read more

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November 15, 2019 17 min

Featured song from 2008's Black Hills Dirt E

Mile 52 Blues

Well, a hundred miles is a long, long ride
A hundred miles is a long long ride
Ain’t no place that you can hide.
A hundred miles is a long long ride

Yeah but I’m ridin’ in the sun,
I’m jus... Read more

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