LYRICS: Lucy Wainwright Roche

“Seek and Hide” [featuring Colin Meloy]

Years ago, I saw Lucy Wainwright Roche perform live and I remember being floored by her gorgeous voice and incredibly powerful lyrics. So I wasn’t surprised the other day when I was instantly grabbed by her new single.

On this track, her vocals soar, and harmonies from Colin Meloy of the Decemberists fit perfectly. I find the words to be so beautiful and the feelings beneath them, so universal:

“I fell in love last year
It’s not a thing I do a lot
Pack up all my lonely habits
And give it all I got

And when the winter came
I thought I would be different but I’m not
I’m just the same old sorry kettle
Calling blackest pot

You gotta watch it all change
You gotta watch it all stay the same”

Lucy Wainwright Roche


Filed under Check it out, Lyric Of The Week, NEW Music

2 responses to “LYRICS: Lucy Wainwright Roche

  1. Bill Murray

    Hi Jess,
    I haven’t written in a long time, but still a listener ever! I spend a lot of time in Newport, so I can grab MVY off the air. I’ve caught your great shows many times.
    Anyway, I love Bruce, the All-American man, but Hopes sounds quite mediocre. Maybe it will grow on me. But, Lucy’s Seek and Hide is just gorgeous, just as you described.

    • Thanks for writing! I haven’t been won over by the Bruce track quite yet either…

      Can’t stop singing “seek & hide” – those words! Just killer.


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