Lyric of the week

April 24, 2013

I sit two stories above the street
It’s awful quiet here since love fell asleep
There’s life down below me though
The kids are walking home from school

Some long ago when we were taught
That for whatever kind of puzzle you got
You just stick the right formula in
A solution for every fool

I remember the time when I came so
close to you
Sent me skipping my class and
running from school
And I bought you that ring ‘cause I
never was cool

What makes me think I could start
clean slated?
The hardest to learn was the least complicated

(Indigo Girls, “Least Complicated”)

April 17, 2013

It brings a tear,
Into my eyes,
When I begin,
To realize,
You know I’ve cried so much,
Well, since you’ve been gone,
You know, Lord, I’m almost drowning,
drown in my own tears now,

And I say, oh, I’m going to sit and cry now,
Just like a child
Don’t you know my pouring tears
Well, I want to tell you, they’re runnin’ wild
Well, and if you don’t think
Well, that you’ll be home soon
Well, it’s alright
I believe I’m gonna drown
Right now, right now
In my own tears

(Ray Charles, “Drown In My Own Tears,” live 1959 performance)

April 10, 2013

Now the darkness only stays the night-time
In the morning it will fade away
Daylight is good at arriving at the right time
Its not always going to be this grey

All things must pass
All things must pass away
All things must pass
All things must pass away

(George Harrison, “All Things Must Pass”)