Tuesday, April 29, 2008

It's So Peaceful In The Country

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Actually, it's the New York Botanical Gardens. Hard to believe that for a lifelong 60 year old New Yorker, my first trip there.
The Kenny Rankin lyrics:
In the morning fun when no one
Will be drinkin' any more wine
And I wake the sun up by givin' him
A fresh air full of the wind cup
And I won't be found in the shadows hidin' so low
I can wait for fate to bring to me
Any part of my tomorrow, tomorrow
Cause its oh, so peaceful here
No one bendin' over my shoulder
Nobody breathing in my ear
Oh, so peaceful here
In the evening shadows are callin'me
And the dew settles in my mind
And I think of friends in the yesterday
When my plans were giggled in rhyme
I had a son while on the run
His love put a tear to my eye
Maybe someday he might say
That I'm a pretty nice guy
Oh my, oh my
Cause its oh, so peaceful here
No one bendin' over my shoulder
Nobody breathing in my ear
Oh, It's oh so peaceful here
Oh, so peaceful
Oh, so peaceful here

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful but this version comes across as over-garnished. All the backup is clearly skilled, but it distracts the listener with too much musical garnish that smothers and detracts the song's basic essence. I think that's what's meant by gilding the rose. The version on Youtube better embodies the whole 'less is more' ideal.

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