The Killing Moon

Echo & the Bunnymen

Ocean Rain

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"The Killing Moon" is among the most popular songs by the band Echo & the Bunnymen. The lyrics were written and sung by the band's vocalist, Ian McCulloch, it was released on their 1984 album Ocean Rain. It is one of the band's highest-charting hits, reaching number 9 in the UK Singles Chart. According to the liner notes of Echo and the Bunnymen's Crystal Days box set, Ian McCulloch woke up one morning with the phrase "fate up against your will" in mind. He wrote it down and the remainder of the song fell in place from there. Read more on

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