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Lyric Of The Week

Nick Drake – “One Of These Things First”

This is one of my all-time favorite songs. The melody is gorgeous and the lyrics blow me away. I included this song in my Hot Seat on Monday night, and I was reminded of how brilliant these words are:

“I could have been a sailor, could have been a cook
A real live lover, could have been a book.
I could have been a signpost, could have been a clock
As simple as a kettle, steady as a rock.
I could be
Here and now
I would be, I should be
But how?
I could have been
One of these things first
I could have been
One of these things first.

I could have been your pillar, could have been your door
I could have stayed beside you, could have stayed for more.
Could have been your statue, could have been your friend,
A whole long lifetime could have been the end.
I could be yours so true
I would be, I should be through and through
I could have been
One of these things first
I could have been
One of these things first.

I could have been a whistle, could have been a flute
A real live giver, could have been a boot.
I could have been a signpost, could have been a clock
As simple as a kettle, steady as a rock.
I could be even here
I would be, I should be so near
I could have been
One of these things first
I could have been
One of these things first.”

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Song Of The Day

Jesse Harris – “The Secret Sun”

I didn’t know this song was on the Forgetting Sarah Marshall soundtrack (love that movie!), but we’ve been playing it on mvy lately and I absolutely love it!¬†It’s got a Nick Drake feel to it for sure. So beautiful…

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Song Of The Day

Nick Drake – “Cello Song”

I was checking out the playlist for this week’s installment of My Back Pages when I remembered how much I love this Nick Drake tune. My Back Pages is mvy’s new online show hosted by Barnes Newberry. There’s no shortage of fantastic music in the 4 hour program, which streams each Saturday morning at 8am and is also posted in the archives at mvyradio.com

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