musical interlude…

It’s been a long time since I had one of these:

You and I
Tempted by the promise of a different life
Time has fled
There’s a constant battle running through my head
I don’t know what to do
‘Cause I still believe
After all the foolish things you’ve put me through
I could always make a start on something new
And I’ll always be a man who’s open to
Persuasion

Blind romance
There’ll be no half measures given half a chance
But we never learn
Trusting in the fire while the cruel flame burns
And we need to rebuild
What was never there
What got left behind
After all the foolish things that we’ve been through
I could always make a start on something new
And I’ll always be a man who’s open to
Persuasion

And it’s written in the my heart
So that everybody can see it
And it’s written in my soul
After all, I still believe it
I still believe it
I still believe it
I still believe it

I don’t know what to do
‘Cause I still believe
After all the foolish things you put me through
I could always make a start with something new
And I’ll always be a man who’s open to
Persuasion
Persuasion
Persuasion
Persuasion
I still believe it
I still believe it
Persuasion
I still believe it
I still believe it
I still believe it
Persuasion
Persuasion

Persuasion – Richard and Teddy Thompson (Lyrics by Tim Finn – from Action Packed)

I’ve been writing again as of late, just a little bit, and I’ve been listening to a few CDs I hadn’t heard in a very long time as I do so, trying to inspire old feelings to fuel my words. As I hit play on Another Disc #6, I was reminded of numerous songs I hadn’t heard in many months, but this one leapt out at me from its first note and grabbed me by the eardrums, tugging and pulling me deep into the headphones. Much like my first listening of Nick Drake’s Fruit Tree, I was moved to hit repeat over and over again, until the words and music saturated my cells and synapses, coursing along my veins and arteries until they spilled over, my limbs and digits dancing and swooping and swaying.

Curious, I looked up the artist and was surprised to discover the elder of this father and son team was one of the driving forces behind Fairport Convention, a seminal English folk-rock band from the Sixties that MusicianMan introduced to me (from whom I discovered the underappreciated wonder that was the late Sandy Denny).

You realize, of course, that I must now own every album by Richard Thompson. A new obsession may have just been born…

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