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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”

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The Weepies – “Slow Pony Home”

This tune was really gorgeous live the other night…and it brought me to tears. I’m beginning to believe that music has a certain power to it that we may not even be able to fully understand or grasp. Certain melodies, words, or vibrations can move us and inspire us without us even knowing how or why. And sometimes the sentiment in a song that’s written by someone else, about an entirely separate situation, can resonate loudly for us.

“Now we’re cleaning the windows between us two
Funny, you do it once, and then again, and pretty soon
the fingerprints and dust…
But I’ve begun to trust the view here.”

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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.

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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
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The Weepies – “Nobody Knows Me At All”

I heard this tune on an old mix CD I made for my Dad. It’s always interesting to drive his car and check out what he’s got in the CD changer. I sometimes find myself revisiting a song that I used to listen to over and over, and it’s almost always like seeing an old friend again after a long time apart. Sadly, the official video doesn’t really thrill me, but the song is just so beautiful…

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The Weepies – “They’re In Love, Where Am I?”

I’ve been doing a lot of listening to my favorite albums of 2010, trying to put them in order on my Best Of list, and I came upon this song from the album, Be My Thrill. It has such a gorgeous and simple melody… and the words combined with Deb Talan’s one of a kind voice just gets me every time.

“Lovers walk two by two,
doing things lovers do
They’re in love, where am I?
I see them on my way home,
how I hate to be alone
They’re in love, where am I?

I guess I have to hope
that today the sun will shine
And maybe tomorrow you’ll be mine

Until that day I will wait
and watch the lovers on the lake
They’re in love, where am I?
I walk alone on lover’s lane,
past the kisses in the rain
They’re in love, where am I?
They’re in love, where am I?”

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The Weepies – “World Spins Madly On”

When different artists and different forms of art come together in perfect harmony, the result can sometimes be shockingly beautiful. Such is the case with this video. First off, I’m a big fan of The Weepies, and this song. The tune inspired artist Ryan Woodward to create a project incorporating his unique style of animation with a romantic contemporary dance…all set to the music.  So he enlisted the help of a choreographer and some dancers, who put together a piece that he then interpreted into this animation. The result is stunning:

Ryan Woodward
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