Tuesday, April 28, 2020

John Doyle writes

Fire in the Fields

When I heard you singing Place To Be,
I imagined fields on fire; August was slowly rising,
priestesses and their daughters 

wore white robes
as smoke and heaven came. 
There were combine harvesters,

dried-out tracks from wheels, 
a dormouse scattered,
leaving smoke to disappear.  
It all returned to normal soon.
There you were singing Place To Be.
There was nothing ever in those fields

1 comment:

  1. Nick Drake released his 3rd and final album, "Pink Moon," in 1972, the only studio albums to be released in North America during his lifetime. The album was recorded at Sound Techniques studio in London in late October 1971 with just Drake and sound engineer John Wood present. Since the studio was booked during the day, the pair would arrive around 11:00 PM, and they recorded the album in just 2 nights. Then Drake withdrew from live performances and recording and moved back to his parents' home. In 1974, at the age of 26, he died from an overdose of amitriptyline, a prescribed antidepressant.

    Place to Be

    When I was young, younger than before
    I never saw the truth hanging from the door
    And now I'm older, see it face to face
    And now I'm older, gotta get up, clean the place

    And I was green, greener than the hill
    Where flowers grow and the sun shone still
    Now I'm darker than the deepest sea
    Just hand me down, give me a place to be

    And I was strong, strong in the sun
    I thought I'd see when day was done
    Now I'm weaker than the palest blue
    Oh, so weak in this need for you


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