Angel of the Morning

This is one of my favorite songs.

The deep, dark intensity of the music fits it’s theme. I.e., a form of casual sex. But it’s more than that. There’s true passion, real love, tenderness and loss in this:

“…if my love can’t bind your heart…for it was I who chose to start.

“I won’t beg you to stay with me
through the tears of the day,
of the years…Just touch my cheek before you leave me….”

Angel of the Morning

There’ll be no strings to bind your hands
Not if my love can’t bind your heart.
And there’s no need to take a stand
For it was I who chose to start.
I see no reason to take me home,
I’m old enough to face the dawn.

Just call me angel of the morning ANGEL
Just touch my cheek before you leave me, baby.
Just call me angel of the morning ANGEL
Then slowly turn away from me.

Maybe the sun’s light will be dim
And it won’t matter anyhow.
If morning’s echo says we’ve sinned,
Well it was what I wanted now.
And if we’re victims of the night,
I won’t be blinded by the light.

Just call me angel of the morning ANGEL
Just touch my cheek before you leave me, baby.
Just call me angel of the morning ANGEL
Then slowly turn away,
I won’t beg you to stay with me
Through the tears of the day,
Of the years, baby baby.
Just call me angel of the morning ANGEL
Just touch my cheek before you leave me, baby.

Skeeter Davis’ original is still the best, but hard to find.

“Angel of the Morning” is a poignant heart-breaking song.

Published in: on August 26, 2007 at 10:19 pm  Leave a Comment  

Art: Literary and Visual

 

Two works of art with a similar subject; one visual―one literary.

Visual

Cattelya Orchid and Three Brazilian Hummingbirds
Cattelya Orchid and Three Brazilian Hummingbirds
Martin Johnson Heade
Oil on wood
1871

 

Literary
Be like the bird, who
Halting in his flight
On limb too slight
Feels it give way beneath him.
Yet sings
Knowing he hath wings.
―Victor Hugo

Published in: on August 23, 2007 at 12:07 pm  Comments (2)  

Illustrated Ideas

Since my Blog Illustrated Ideas is dead I’ve started this blog as a kind of continuation of my original.

Illustrated Ideas is “dead” in a technical sense. My server upgraded some things that make it impossible for me to post new entries there. Impossible because it would require me to perform technical issues I’m not capable of doing because I don’t understand them.

Hence:

Introduction to my Weblog

Published in: on August 20, 2007 at 7:45 pm  Leave a Comment