Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Today's song/You Can Never Hold Back Spring - Tom Waits

Tom Waits - "You Can Never Hold Back Spring" video from Anti Records on Vimeo.


You can never hold back spring
You can be sure I will never
Stop believing
The blushing rose it will climb
Spring ahead or fall behind
Winter dreams the same dream
Every time

Baby, you can never hold back spring
Even though you've lost your way
The world is dreaming, dreaming of spring

So close your eyes
Open your heart
To the one who's dreaming of you
Baby, you can never hold back spring
Remember everything that spring
Can bring
Oh, baby, you can never hold back spring
Oh, baby, you can never hold back spring.

4 comments:

  1. What a wonderful song with which to herald in the first day of spring..

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    1. Thank you. I find it achingly beautiful. Apparently it is in the movie The Tiger and The Snow which I've put in my Instant queue.

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  2. I don't know much of his work but the juxtoposition of his gruff voice with such hopeful lyrics, really lovely. I love that line about winter dreaming the same dream every time.

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    1. You are so right. It is such a nice song.

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