Saturday, November 7, 2009

it ain't easy

and now for a musical interlude . . . .




it ain't easy

i know, i know, i know you
i know you know you know me too

so, when the sun went down
and i lost your eyes
i prayed to God let the light
shine off you again
it ain't easy leavin' you

without a sound
i remove your crown
your green dress glows
as the stars go round
i pray to God let the darkness
cheat the dawning light

so, when the sun went down
and i lost your eyes
i prayed to God let the light
shine off you again
it ain't easy leavin you

i know, i know, i know you
i know you know you know me too


video courtesy jamzee

17 comments:

Val said...

i have enjoyed browsing your blog - its so beautiful. and the bike ride was great. i feel positively refreshed - that cold air on my face - delicious. thank you :-)

Pauline said...

that video was delightful! All the hobgoblins and ghosties amid that beautiful (and fitting) music. Love seeing the world through your eyes!

steven said...

hello val - thankyou so much for visiting and for your very kind comment. this might sound odd, but i like visiting here as well. it's usually nice and peaceful and has the sort of stuff i like!!!! have a peaceful day. steven

steven said...

hi pauline - i'm glad you liked it but i changed the video since your visit. have a lovely day. steven

Barry said...

I enjoyed the ferry ride out to the islands, in their green dress, Steven.

Very beautiful.

Jenny Stevning said...

I LOVE Abigail Washburn!! On her album Song of the Traveling Daughter I am always haunted by the song Momma. It is the part in the lyrics when she says "...truth is a dreadful beauty...." I love it!!
I seem to be stuck on this one album though. I will try branching out a bit. Thanks!!!

steven said...

hi barry - it's cool to think of the paths that cross and meet again. think of all the people who have stood on the ferry braving the wind, staring at those gorgeous crags, the impossible green, the closing shoreline. have a peaceful day. steven

steven said...

hi jenny stevning . . . for the longest time the only female singers i could listen to were joni mitchell - anything up to about 1977 - judy collins, judy dyble (i guess any woman whose name began with a "j"!!!) and very few others. i don't know what changed in me but now i prefer women's voices to men's. abigail is such an insightful talented musician it doesn't surprise me you like her as well!!!! have a peaceful saturday. steven

Dunkerswick said...

Liked the music very much but was particularly struck by the beauty of Scotland and the white sand beaches.

steven said...

hello dunkerswick - i'm very glad that you enjoyed that. have a peaceful day. steven

Golden West said...

Hi Steven, The music is quite beautiful and the words stand alone really well. This is a new artist to me, one whom I'm happy to know of - thanks!

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Hi, Steven. Hope you're having a splendid weekend. Always enjoy coming here.

Richard Jesse Watson said...

Thank you so much, Steven for this post. I love this music--had never heard of them before. I am lulled and mesmerized. The images of Scotland awaken the ancestors in my blood.

steven said...

hello golden west - i love music and this is one musician who wears well. i'm glad you enjoyed her. steven

steven said...

hello boomer!! lovely to see you. i'm glad it's a good place for you. steven

steven said...

hi richard! i'm glad that you enjoyed the music and that the video was awakening!!!! steven

Margaret Pangert said...

Hi Steven~ I'm new to Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet, and I can't thank you enough for introducing them. So beautiful! (I'm not quite sure why they had to break up; they seemed like a good couple.) I loved that pristine beach, and then a fisherman appears out on a rock, and at the end there's a mauve ray from the sun matching the deck chairs on the boat. Really lovely. The sound is simple yet profound and moving.