A line of traffic comes to a standstill
For the love came out in the morning air
I find the place I started from
The wind is calling
This time I’ll follow
I know you
Birthday cards and silent music
Paperbacks and Sunday clothes.
Easter Parade – The Blue Nile
I first heard that song in the mid 80s, I bought the album off the back of their fantastic uplifting danceable single Tinseltown Is In The Rain and immediately felt cheated as I found the album pretentious.
But Easter Parade is still a fantastically haunting song, it’s off key piano melody and the desperation of the vocal grates in a sad poignant way.
I heard it this morning for the first time in years, Apple Music playing in random and it’s still as haunting now as 30 years ago.
Somehow it struck a chord.
Been a strange week, a family funeral and my birthday, a strange combination of being pleased to see everyone even although the circumstances weren’t the best.
I’m sure you’ve been there.