May 30, 2011

:: and then there's the music ::

throughout the day my soundtrack has been a mixture of van morrison, mac leaphart, paolo nutini, david mead, guster, needtobreathe, the once soundtrack, bebo norman, gram parsons, alexi murdoch (and more, i'm sure i'm forgetting).

every time a new song came on, it was perfect for the moment or the thought. texting with a particular friend and "the hammer holds" by bebo norman played. a song i "gave" to him when he made one of those get-away-to-see-where-you're-going moves to another town. writing this post and i hear guster singing, "i hope tomorrow is like today." but the best was on the way to the store when paolo nutini's "tricks of the trade" came on. meant for a couple, but fitting for me and all these dear friends.

was it love or recognition that has healed this man's condition
oh i'm hoping and i'm wishing that
this bird won't fly away
we can see life hand in hand
, the green, the blue, the rough, the sand
and in our time and in our land
we'll savor everyday

and oh, how our glory may fade,
well, at least we've learned
some things along the way

you took me from my bubble
knowing my defense was weak
and you sat there and you listened
any time I chose to speak
oh and you gathered from my pleas to
you that i am but a clown
and i fear only a hero can defeat
these demons now

and oh, how our glory may fade,
well, at least we've learned some
tricks of trade

and as time shall inevitably move on,

well, at least we'll have four strong
legs to stand on to keep us alive...

- "tricks of the trade" by paolo nutini

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