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I love the song 'If I Apologised', it got to me, straight away. I love her voice too, Josefine Cronholm. Does anybody know if she made other albums besides 'Wild Garden' and 'Hotel Paradise'? Because I have to know what I am haunting for. I love it.

God, these things just rip out your heart, stamp on it and then hand it back to you; 'Do you still want it?' - Neh, keep it... It's demolished now anyway, torn apart by beauty. But what a way to go...

I love the lyrics too. Well done Neil. Lovely, just lovely. Got to me too. The end sentence did me in especially. Because it reminded me of a song by Nick Drake entitled 'Fly'. It just (excuse the pun) mirrors so many of my doubts inside and feeble anticipation of foolish dreams perhaps one day coming true. It fits perfectly, they fit just right, the two songs. Music wise it's different, but also that sort of 'lost' feel to it. That 'I can see it and I can feel it, but I just can't reach it' kinda feel. Got to have more. So I'll need Josefine's album(s). Because her voice is now etched inside of me and connected to the song. Does that make any sense? Where would we be without music and without words? Without sound and lovely singing voices and instruments making music. We'd perish, surely?

Anyway, the lyrics to 'If I Aplogised' are below here, followed by Nick Drake's song. I'm sure you'll see what I mean...

If I apologised
it wouldn't make it all unhappen
wouldn't make the darkness go away
If I apologised
it wouldn't mean I was forgiven
wouldn't mean you wanted me to stay

But
it's a dream
when you seem
to be walking into the sun
we're on first
unrehearsed
and we still don't know what we've done
so we don't say anything.

If I apologised
I don't suppose you'd even notice
even though I'd whisper it inside
If I apologised
we could be the perfect couple
Well we could, but only in my mind

but
if you ask
for the mask
then we're stumbling on through the dark
But we wait
it's too late
And we only had to be asked
so we don't say anything.

It couldn't hurt to try it
It couldn't hurt too much to try
It's there beyond the quiet
it couldn't hurt too much to fly...



Fly - by Nick Drake

Please give me a second grace
Please give me a second face
I've fallen far down
The first time around
Now I just sit on the ground in your way

Now if it's time to recompense for what's done
Come, come sit down on the fence in the sun
And the clouds will roll by
And we'll never deny
It's really too hard for to fly.

Please tell me your second name
Please play me your second game
I've fallen so far
For the people you are
I just need your star for a day.

So come, come ride in my my street-car by the bay
For now I must know how fine you are in your way
And the sea sure as I
But she won't need to cry
For it's really too hard for to fly.


If you'd like to know more about Nick Drake, please check my website NickDrake.co.uk

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I can see how you connected the two songs together!

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just watched MIRRORMASK.

actually, recorded it via DVR and let it play over and over all night.

sleeping on and off through it.

suggestive for dreaming. i'm glad i missed a lot of it so i can watch it again wide awake.

I APOLOGIZE struck me as well. and i'm a HUGE Nick Drake fan too.

nice correlation.

to prove:

http://www.hodshon.com/LP_Navigation/Vinyl_-__D_/vinyl_-__d_.html

my Nick vinyl collection.

great film. i'm lucky to have accidentally come across it.

i'll be working on a version of I APOLOGIZE for fun.

fred
 
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the song structure is beautifully arranged in this tune.

sixes and fives/tens.

hemiola voice phrasing is gorgeous!

and it's still in 4.

shivers!

fred
 
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