I haven’t done a Song Lyric Saturday in many weeks, so when I was on the train yesterday and this song came up on shuffle and I teared up, I knew I had to share it.
The song is October by Rosie Thomas (from her album “When We Were Small“). Rosie is one of those up and coming lyricists who you know will bust out on the scene and everyone will somehow act as if she’s always been there (her lyrics are almost on par, I think, with the greats: Carole, Carly, Joni, etc). She doesn’t always write about romantic love, which I think is the mark of a great song writer. Her song Wedding Day is this amazing love song to her life and friends about traveling and throwing caution to the wind. Loose Ends is about a woman finding herself and mending herself, just like a torn sweater. 2 Dollar Shoes is another one of her truly sweet love songs; makes you want to be in love. Her cover of Let It Be Me is truly beautiful, as well. She’s someone you’re going to want on your iPod.
However, as you read the lyrics to October, you will see why I found myself putting on my sunglasses and forgetting where I was for a few minutes on the train yesterday. It’s one of the most romantic/not-romantic songs I’ve ever heard; further, not only are the lyrics semi-haunting, but the music is gorgeous.
Be on the look out for this one, Rosie Thomas is sure to be mainstream soon and you want to say you listened to her way back when!
make her a flower in late december
when the sun is hot and shining on her
write her a love song and play it all day long
to remind her of all that she is worth
never never leave her
take her on long drives for ice cream by sea sides
and give her your coat when she is cold
tell her you miss her when you’re close enough to kiss her
and that you’d walk a thousand miles to tell her so
but never never leave her
take photographs of her on Brooklyn street in October
when her nervous smile is slightly curved
somedays when she is slightly down tell her it’s okay to frown
it makes you just fall more in love with her
but never never leave her.
What love song makes you tear up?