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Song of the Day: Paul Weller – “Country”


I’ve written about Paul Weller before in my blog (and will continue to do so).  He is definitely in my top 5 when it comes to singer/songwriters.  Sadly his mass appeal seems to exist outside the United States which makes it difficult to see him live here.  Fortunately, there are some great videos readily available to buy or watch on YouTube.   He also recorded a live acoustic album about 10 years ago,Days of Speed,” which in my humble opinion is one of the best recorded by a musical performer from his generation.  It certainly exceeds the efforts of many of his more popular peers.  I never get tired of listening to it. 

Paul is blessed with an uncanny ability to write lyrics that resonate on many levels.  In addition, when stripped down his songs sound even better because you hear what they must have sounded like to him when he first was inspired to write them.  I’ve often perceived him as more of a poet who opts to use a musical backdrop to get his message across.  The song “Country” is a perfect example of this.  And, like all good songwriters he can control the mood and take you where he wants to take you but then allows you to make it your own.

I felt the lyrics were worth sharing on this beautiful summer evening: 

I know a place not far from here
Where lifes sweet perfume fills the air
And if you want I’ll take you there
If you want I’ll take you there

Into the light out of the dark
Where only love can heal your heart
And if you want I’ll make a start
If you want I’ll make a start

This place I say – half hour away
Is that so far to go – so near
And further on we’ll find the time
And lose the discontent we feel – that we feel

I feel the time we’ve yet to reach
Is not yet within our own belief
But I feel sure that time’ll come
If it goes on at all, said – if it goes on at all, whoa – if it goes on at all,
hey – it goes on and on and on and on

I know a place not far from here
Where fresh cut grass will fill your hair
And if you want we’ll lay a while there
If you want we’ll lay a while there
If you want we’ll lay a while there.

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