Friday, December 2, 2011

Wintersongs, Pt. V

Reflective, intimate and somewhat plaintive, Robyn Hitchcock’s Winter Love comes from his primarily-acoustic1984 release I Often Dream of Trains. Showcasing a quieter side of the eccentric songwriter, the track title alone should be a good tipoff that it’s a fine winter song.

Robyn Hitchcock – Winter Love
It's the darkest time of year
Crystal branches everywhere
As the colours drain away
You alone are far away
Leaves of frost upon the trees
Lovers falling on their knees
Curtains parting in the night
Let me in your sweet delight
Where the garden used to be
Now a different world I see
For one second all I know
Everything is made of snow
First from white and then to blue
Pink to purple lost to view
It's the darkest time of year
Winter love is almost here

1 comment:

Keith said...

Why the heck is the keyboardist using what looks like part of a drum cymbal stand to play? Huh?