My Song Recommendations

A song recommendation every day (be warned, they will probably all be weird folky songs that no one will have heard of or want to bother with.) Hozier, Sara Bareilles, Hudson Taylor, Passenger, Ben Howard, Bear's Den, Vance Joy will all probably be featured quite heavily.

Basically this is just my response to how much I love certain songs and writers at the moment and how I listen to something and get that "weird evangelical zeal, and become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans [hear it]".

Enjoy!

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26. Day 25 - Deep Water

 

Deep Water by The Middle East:

Green-eyed looker, it always pains me to see
Hollowed out picture of skin and bone
The strangest stranger that I ever did meet
Oh and I guess I ain't that old

She came on strong with her own confidence
Made you sweat in your cotton, though it'll breathe
The cruelest behaviour ain't born or mined
Feel her shell should just go and down the wine

It's deep water, driving rain
And all I can remember is a cold
Another burned out lover who was begging to leave
She said "why wouldn't you tie your soul to me?"

Took all I had in my waiting cell
And a little of what I just don't know
But I got my thinking up to where I fell
And I let the memories of my lovers die

It's a bitter taste and a, a blinding light
Time fade burns, most would know
Took the hand of the, the woman I love
Now I am sure I'm gonna make her my own

It's the deep water, the driving rain
I'm making a shelter of my own
When Jesus comes he's gonna eat with me
And he's gonna find our children old

Got a road all laid out and trenched
And mined enough for a walking pace
It seems so different from where I've come
Oh Lord I'd love to see that, that place again

With its deep water, mountain range
Full of those hard living kind
Petrol stations and a copper mine
The kind of place I think I could die

 

Today's song is one that I'm sharing because I adore the lyrical poeticism of the lyrics. My English teacher said the other day that song lyrics were not literature and I thought to myself: 'you must be listening to the wrong songs then'. 'Deep Water' is one of those songs that makes me question her statement because this is undoubtedly beautifully written. Like most of my favourite literature it is sad but equally it is beautiful.

It comes from the 2011 album 'I Want That You Are Always Happy' and offers you over eight minutes of reasons to be happy.

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