Day Three: Song that makes me sad

Much as day two, this was a case of having far too many to choose from and so I went for one that had an effect on me not so long ago:

Kings of Convenience: Gold in the Air of Summer

Without giving anything away
I can say it’s by the sea
It’s a house that used to be
The home of a friend of mine

Without giving anything away
You’ll find ships inside of bottles
When the garden’s overgrown
The house is white, but the paint is coming off

I didn’t know if you wanted to
But I came to pick you up
You didn’t even hesitate
And now you and me are on our way
I think I’ve bought everything we need
Don’t look back, don’t think of the
Other places you should’ve been
It’s a good thing that you came along with me

Gold in the air of summer
You’ll shine like gold in the air of summer
You’ll shine like gold in the air of summer
You’ll shine like gold in the air of summer

As you can see the lyrics are not essentially melancholic. However, I think the melody is, and it’s the melody that set me off on that particular day, three years ago when I thought about how unfair it was that my mother had been taken from us, just months before Maddoc was born. I don’t why it would have been better had she lived a few months extra but you know how we humans are, there’s always a reason why our loved ones should live that bit longer.

Again, music is personal, some is more obviously melancholic than others and some comes down to a moment, a feeling. I went for the moment today…

Now playing: Kings Of Convenience – Gold In The Air Of Summer
via FoxyTunes


About Mark S. Deniz

English teacher, writer, editor, publisher, reviewer and blogger. Founder of publishing company, Morrigan Books and imprint, Gilgamesh Press and editor-in-chief for review site, Beyond Fiction. Also cycles, plays floorball, listens to lots and lots of music, reads a ton of books and tries to fit in some TV, film and writing too. View all posts by Mark S. Deniz

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