Sunday, June 15, 2008

All you have to do is ask...

For the past three hours, I have been trying to concentrate on Milan Kundera’s novel called “Slowness” but my mind is somewhere else. I am haunted by last night’s ironies---Joan Armatrading’s raw, edgy, impassioned voice suits my mood.

I said I'm strong
To be a shelter
In a storm
Your willow
Oh willow
When the sun is out…

Her unmistakable voice and the rhythmic riff of guitar echo in the stillness of the early morning.

Don't go under the sheets
Under a tree
In the rain and snow
I'll be your fireside
Come running to me
When things get out of hand
Running to me
When it's more than you can stand…

I first heard Willow in a movie called “Boys on the Side”. That movie by the way has a great soundtrack. Willow is one of my favorites. Listening to each word, in a voice that is affecting somehow calms my troubled mind.

And if you want to be alone
Or someone to share a laugh
Whatever you want to do
All you got to do is ask…

Yeah, all you got to do is ask. I am not psychic, after all.


Panaderos said...

Nice songs, especialy Willow. I hope they helped ease your troubled mind at that hour. Take care of yourself my friend.

nutart said...

My! I haven't listened to soul music for a long time, I found out! Yep, Willow is quite haunting.

I recall (eto na naman si Lola Basyang in me :-D) when I was riding in a bus from the suburbs of New York going to Manhattan---they were playing something like this and then when we got to the fringes of Manhattan and with its skyscrapers!---kaya whenever I hear soul music I remember Manhattan. Another time it was Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin naman...

Thanks again Luna for sharing this!

Unknown said...

No worries, Panaderos. It's probably just the moon.:D
Thank you and have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

Music is a powerful memory trigger. What a great MTV that would be---the Manhattan skyline and Willow!:D My memory of New York would probably be triggered by Kool and the Gang. My friend and I danced to a lot of Kool and the Gang music during my short stay.:D

I'm glad you like Willow. Thanks, Bernadette.