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Saturday, March 03, 2007

The Fairest of the Seasons

I got a letter from brother Dan the other day with this little doo-hicky in it that I can use to send him a bunch of music. I guess it's called an F Drive or something like that & it can hold up to 800 songs on it. I haven't completely figured it out yet, but I've begun to import songs from my collection on to it so I can send it back to him.

Now, I know you're thinking that putting 800 songs onto a computer doesn't sound like a good time, but you're underestimating my dorkiness. The problem is that if you stop to listen to each song in it's entirety, you'll never finish. Therein lies the challenge. I'm trying to figure out if I should simply put a bunch of complete albums & Dylan Concerts on there or if I should just pick out the best. Picking out the best would be more fun, & it'll eliminate a bunch of filler.

Anyways, here's one of the first that's going on there, it's a beautiful song that was written by Jackson Brown & sung by Nico, certainly one of the more unique voices in the history of recorded music. It's from an album called Chelsea Girl. Spring is coming, friends. See you soon.
Artist: Nico Lyrics
Song: The Fairest Of The Seasons Lyrics
Now that it's time
Now that the hour hand has landed at the end
Now that it's real
Now that the dreams have given all they had to lend
I want to know do I stay or do I go
And maybe try another time
And do I really have a hand in my forgetting ?

Now that I've tried
Now that I've finally found that this is not the way,
Now that I turn
Now that I feel it's time to spend the night away
I want to know do I stay or do I go
And maybe finally split the rhyme
And do I really understand the undernetting ?

Yes and the morning has me
Looking in your eyes
And seeing mine warning me
To read the signs carefully.

Now that it's light
Now that the candle's falling smaller in my mind
Now that it's here
Now that I'm almost not so very far behind
I want to know do I stay or do I go
And maybe follow another sign
And do I really have a song that I can ride on ?

Now that I can
Now that it's easy, ever easy all around.
Now that I'm here
Now that I'm falling to the sunlights and a song
I want to know do I stay or do I go
And do I have to do just one
And can I choose again if I should lose the reason ?

Yes, and the morning
Has me looking in your eyes
And seeing mine warning me
To read the signs more carefully.

Now that I smile,
Now that I'm laughing even deeper inside.
Now that I see,
Now that I finally found the one thing I denied
It's now I know do I stay or do I go
And it is finally I decide
That I'll be leaving
In the fairest of the seasons.

Five Favorite Songs of the Day

Shine a Light-The Rolling Stones

Two Angels-Alejandro Escovedo

Nettie Moore-Bob Dylan, Live 2006

oh I miss you Nettie Moore, & my happiness is o'er...the winter's gone & the river's on the rise, I loved you then, & ever shall but there's no one left here to tell, the world has gone black before my eyes...

Sadie-Joanna Newsom, The Milk Eyed Mendor

all day long we talk about mercy! lead me to water, Lord! I sure am thirsty!

Thousands are Sailing-The Pogues, If I Should Fall From Grace With God

Happy Saturday, friends...


1 comment:

Joyce said...

Happy Saturday to you. See you tomorrow. Once in awhile I'd like you to unlock what you think the lyrics are implying. I guess that's what is so great about lyrical poetry, only the listener has the key.

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