Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Wednesday Song

The Be Good Tanyas performing "Scattered Leaves." Enjoy:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe if I could understand one word of it
besides the title, I might get something out
of it. Sorry, son!


10:42 AM  
Anonymous pf said...

jw, i don't mean to give the wednesday song, which i'm sure is lovely, a hard time, but (at the risk of seeming hopelessly un-hip) i can't get past the band's name. could you please explain (or at least comment on) the aesthetic principles behind the naming of bands these days? i'm flummoxed.

11:01 AM  
Blogger JMW said...

Hmm. Well, they're Canadian. Maybe that explains something. I don't know, search me. I just like how they sound. (The apple falling several miles from the tree, in this instance).

11:42 AM  
Blogger JMW said...

Oh, and here are the lyrics, if they'll help. (I'm guessing they won't.)

Don't you go looking so surprised, baby don't you look so stunned
Didn't I tell you that a cold november'd come?
And deliver the leaves from green to red,
To blowing in the wind stone dead

Well I never used to notice this awful quiet, mmmmh
And fall was just the calm before the next spring riot, mmmhh
Of wildflowers and lunatic rivers -
sweat jumping off of the skin of love givers, mmh (in the park)

scattered leaves don't lie
aw' now baby, baby, quit your cryin'
like everything that ever mattered, scit-scat scattered
like every love word you heard
but that's just the way when you walk your days
in the beauty of this world

pretty little disappointments all in a row
been about a year since you disappeared through my door
and now you come back with your head on straight,
but I got no love or hate left for you, girl

you must be the daughter of the late, late rose - I'm November's son
and I'm here to tell you, honey, ooh what's done is done
yeah, I been claimed by the wind and the rain
there ain't no going back, naw there ain't no going back again (for us now)

repeat chorus

3:04 PM  

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