The current earworm

I finally started paying attention to the fact that every time lucyanne sent me music, the Dar Williams pieces were all particularly lovely, and began looking for more of same. (Well, lnhammer began bringing it home, and I began listening.)

The more I listen, the more I’m particularly fond of a song called “February,” which isn’t really merely about relationships as it first seems.

“First we forgot where we’d planted those bulbs last year,
Then we forgot that we’d planted at all,
Then we forgot what plants are altogether,
and I blamed you for my freezing and forgetting and
The nights were long and cold and scary,
Can we live through February?”

“And February was so long that it lasted into March
And found us walking a path alone together.
You stopped and pointed and you said, “That’s a crocus,”
And I said, “Whats a crocus?” and you said, “It’s a flower,”
I tried to remember, but I said, “What’s a flower?”
You said, ‘I still love you.'”

“And when we got home, well we just started chopping wood,
Because you never know how next year will be,
And well gather all our arms can carry,
I have lost to February.”

I have sheet music for this song on order. It will be fun to play with.

I also still adore “The Christians and the Pagans,” though I’m neither. Best song about family and holidays and genuine good will around same I know. Such things are not always dysfunctional, after all.

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