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Song Of The Day

The Weepies – “I Was Made For Sunny Days”

This song was the single from the latest Weepies album – Be My Thrill – and we played it a bunch on mvy. I definitely really liked the tune…it was catchy and poppy and I liked the sentiment of being made for sunny days (I definitely could relate to that). But I never actually listened to ALL of the words in the song. I think the full, happy-sounding instrumentation of it really kept me listening to the melody more than anything.

But when I saw The Weepies live a few weeks back, they played a very stripped down version of this tune, and I found myself crying at the beauty of each and every lyric! I’ve been thinking about the song ever since…

Here are a bit of the words:

“Oh, the nights are longer
Oh, you make me stronger
And the late light lingers on the grass
And the nights are dark but then they pass
They don’t seem so deep
I’m still losing sleep but I don’t mind,
no I don’t mind

Got you a winter jacket
that our baby wears around
And we chase him through the springtime
and the sleeves drag on the ground
And every hour we’re working
and work and play are bound
And every day is Sunday
’cause the sun comes dancing down”

The Weepies

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LIVE: The Weepies


*photo by Jess Phaneuf

A few nights ago, I saw The Weepies live in Boston, at the Wilbur Theatre. I’ve been a big fan of this husband/wife duo for a while now, but had never seen either Deb Talan or Steve Tannen live ever before. It was billed as an “acoustic evening” and the two were joined by Johnny Flower on bass. The trio delighted us with stripped down arrangements of songs from all four of The Weepies’ studio albums, plus a song or two from both Talan and Tannen’s solo releases.

I had a feeling I’d be moved throughout the evening…and I was right. In fact, I was moved to tears twice by the lyrics and harmonies. The Weepies have some of the most beautiful and heartfelt words in their songs – words that everyone can really connect with and relate to. Hearing some of their songs in a really small theater, with just three instruments and two voices really made them even more effective. I felt pulled in from start to finish, and I’m still thinking about that night and some of those lyrics that really struck a chord with me…I’ll be sharing some of them on here within the next few days.

The Weepies

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Lyric Of The Week

Deb Talan – “Darkest Season”

My friend played this song for me the other day and said he thought it was one of the best breakup songs ever. Deb Talan (The Weepies) is a master of words. If you like anything you’ve heard of The Weepies, I’d strongly suggest you check out her solo material. She articulates feelings that we’re all familiar with so beautifully…

“The last few golden leaves are clinging tightly to their branches
Like they don’t wanna let go, like they don’t trust what they don’t know
What they don’t know
Cause it’s not quite winter and it’s not quite fall
And even though it’s been a year I cannot pass you by
Not at all…”

Deb Talan
The Weepies

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