Sunday, February 3, 2008
It's been so long...since I've seen you, my old friend...
I have missed my poor blog. I didn't realize how close we had become...until I couldn't spend time with it? (Do blogs have gender identities? Hmmmmm. Perhaps that could be a future post topic...) Anyway, in pondering my remorse for being such a bad blogger -- a great song popped into my head about friends -- by Joan Armatrading.
Now, before you go and think I am in my late 40's or early 50's, I'm not. Of course, I have had grey hair since I was 19 years old -- so perhaps I have an old soul? That aside, I got into Joan as a kid because my mom used to listen to her all the time...as well as Maria Muldaur, Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, et al. Her "Me Myself I" album has long been one of my favorite selections to listen to when I am feeling moody and introspective. So, in honor of my good friend-blog, I'd like to share this great song, "Friends", with you all. Might I suggest a nice glass of wine -- or your favorite smooth spirit of choice -- before you listen? Joan's voice is deep, rich and strong -- I find that it kind of sinks into you like the heat of swallowing a luscious gulp of red wine...I find Amaretto di Saronno works well, too. Anyway, I've included the lyrics here for your enhanced enjoyment. I'll be back soon...thanks for hanging in there with me, everybody!
[ Sidenote: Congrats to the GIANTS!! Woohoo! You can take the Butterfly out of New York, but you can't take the New Yorker out of the Butterfly! ;-D ]
[It seems as though the closing embed tag keeps getting dropped when publishing -- which makes the song player not want to work in Mozilla -- probably cock-sucking-Blogger's fault...What else is new?]
Friends by Joan Armatrading
It's been so long Since I've seen you My old friend I remember your eyes How they would shine Those crazy times When you and I Fooled around I remember the time You fell in love Didn't know how To say goodbye To your baby And you made me take The goodbye note Around And that little girl She cried and cried And she asked me if I knew exactly why You'd gone I told a lie I said you felt She'd be much happier With someone else But then you'd do The same for me Remember when We stayed out late We'd cause a fight But we would never stay To the end I loved you then I love you still You know I think I always will You're a good friend A good friend To me Who was it Who came for me when I was Stranded in the bad man's land Who was it Who put up bail for me when I was So desperate to get out Who believed with me That I was not guilty Who gave me beer when I was thirsty And who gave me twenty-five dollars to hold
LORI'S LABOR: A collection of 6 unique playlists with varying intensity and mood for your listening pleasure!
I created these original mixes for my friends to use during the labor and delivery of their first baby, Nicholas.