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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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)

 

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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
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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…
But you brought a tiredness behind your eyes, Read more

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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!

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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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November 1, 2019 26 min

 

Featured song from 2008's RED E

Gently

The poet said that life was just a dream.
He was talking to me.
The poet said that life was like a stream.
He was talking to me.

And so you row your boat 
on gently down the stream
even when
you think yo... Read more

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Featured song from 2012's The Long View LP 

As We Are Known


Face to face
Face to face, as we are known. Know
Face to face
Face to face, as we are known. Know
Face to face
Face to face, as we are known. Know
Face to face
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Featured song from 2008's Nothing Knew LP 

Nothing Knew


Nothing knew I’d fall again
Nothing knew the bitter end
Nothing saw me safely home
Knew I’d find myself all alone
Nothing knew… Nothing knew…

Nothing healed my broken mind
Nothing was a g... Read more

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Featured song from 2012's Nebraska Catfish LP 

Midwest Town

In a Midwest town
when the winter comes you never see the ground;
see the children spill onto the street
for the wind to scatter like autumn leaves.
Take yourself to a small cafe,
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Featured song from 2013's Edge of the Known LP 

Who Sings This Song?


Oooh, ooh, ooh, ooh...

Who owns this land? 
Who owns this land? 
Who owns this land? 
Who took it from these hands? 

Who built this fence? 
Who built this fence? 
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