Friday, October 02, 2020

Friday Music-- Northern Sky

While looking for something else on Youtube I found this. I had never heard it before and fell in love with it. It's mellow and beautiful in every way.  Northern Sky by Nick Drake.


 

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.
I've been a long time
that I'm waiting
Been a long that I'm blown
I've been a long time that I've wandered
Through the people I have known
Oh, if you would and you could
Straighten my new mind's eye.
Would you love me for my money
Would you love me for my head
Would you love me through the winter
Would you love me 'til I'm dead
Oh, if you would and you could
Come blow your horn on high.
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.

16 comments:

  1. Thank you for transporting me back to an evening spent sitting with friends and enjoying the music of Nick Drake for the first time. He made three albums in quick succession and then just disappeared; it was only later that I heard the sad story of his brief life.

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    1. John-- I had never heard of him before finding this piece of music. I love knowing that you listened to him back in the day.

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  2. Yes, it is lovely and mellow. Loved the Northern Light images. I have only seen them once in my life and they were magical.

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    1. Patti-- Glad you liked it. I have never seen the Northern Lights, and I know you know how much I really want to.

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  3. This is different. We should all hear these lyrics.

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    1. Red-- Yes, we should hear these lyrics. You must have seen the Northern Lights. I'd love to know what it's like.

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  4. Thank you for this introduction to Nick Drake. I've heard his name before but didn't attach it to any music I had ever heard. After reading John's comment, I went on an extended internet journey to learn more about Nick Drake and was led to listen to songs from his album "Pink Moon."
    His voice is reminding me of Tim Buckley. In photos, he reminds me of Jim Morrison and Kate Wolf. He's a poet. That's for sure. And his guitar-playing -- exquisite. Given the course of Nick Drake's life, Richard Brautigan comes to mind, and the grief when such creative lives are cut short, and the gratitude for the generosity of spirit that such creative lives embody.

    “And now we rise, and we are everywhere”.

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    1. am-- Yes! Your associations with other musicians and poets are so true. I hadn't realized that he reminded me of Tim Buckley, but that's so right. I had forgotten about Richard Brautigan. So true. I'm going to go and listen to some Pink Moon now.

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  5. Robin, Thanks for the musical intro to Nick Drake and like others who have commented, I also went online to learn more about him and to hear more selections.

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    1. Beatrice-- I was so glad to have found him and share his music here.

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  6. LOVE Nick Drake! A friend introduced me to his music when I was in the Peace Corps and I've been a huge fan ever since. He has a song called "Pink Moon" that was used in a VW Cabriolet commercial many years ago -- it was a great ad. You can probably find it on YouTube.

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    1. Steve-- Just went and listened to Pink Moon. I love it. How did I not hear of Nick Drake before this? So glad I have finally discovered him.

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  7. Love this. What a great find. Wishing you clear skies and warm hugs.

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    1. Jsk-- I'm so glad you love this. We do too! Woke this morning to GOOD air. Ah we can open the windows and breathe. Yay!

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