What lyrics speak to you?

Useless Desires by Patty Griffin.

I used to be totally unhappy where I was living and, though the song could be interpreted a few different ways, for me it was about that. My boyfriend at the time, who was happy where we were living, (it was one of the main causes of your break-up) would be filled with dread anytime I put it on: “Oh no, another hour of GF crying…”.

Love that song. Patty has another one that fits well for me, in kind of a cautionary way, with Long Ride Home. It’s a great song about losing a loved one that you never truly appreciated until he/she is gone:

Forty years go by with someone laying in your bed
Forty years of things you say you wish you’d never said
How hard would it have been to say some kinder words instead
I wonder as I stare up at the sky turning red

As my name would indicate, I am a huge Nick Lowe fan…have been since I discovered him in 1977.

His “Brentford Trilogy” especially speaks to me - “Impossible Bird”, “Dig My Mood” and “The Convincer”, along with “At My Age” seem to align eerily closely with the last 7 years of my life.


I should be so lucky
Lucky lucky lucky
I should be so lucky in love
I should be so lucky
Lucky lucky lucky
I should be so lucky in love

K. Minogue

Always makes me tear up.

OK being serious now:

*I never felt magic crazy as this
I never saw moons knew the meaning of the sea
I never held emotion in the palm of my hand
Or felt sweet breezes in the top of a tree
But now you’re here

Brighten my northern sky*

Nick Drake. One of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard.