I weathered the week. I weathered the weather. To recovering from the withering all that weathering caused, I turned to music. My internal jukebox offered up this week’s Sunday Song selection more than once each day this week. What can I say — even my jukebox-y brain has a sense of humor. (‘Tis true that you could say almost any word to me and a song will drop and start to play.)
The weather was iffy and not as bad then waaaayyyyyy worse than the forecasters said it would be. I white-knuckled the drive to work Tuesday, then I white-knuckled the drive home for lunch in the worse-than-they-thought-it-would-be conditions. I executive decision-ed and stayed home the rest of the day, and enjoyed an hour-long nap at 4 p.m. thanks to the unnecessary stress of it all. I stuffed so much into the week by Wednesday that I thought it should be over already, so I spent Thursday afternoon planning mini-vacays.
All the while, this song bounced through my head. It can’t help it, as it’s a bouncy tune although about a not-so-bouncy subject. I read that some people think it really is just about the weather while others say it’s about a bad day/mood and/or depression. Hey, just now that reminded me of Roy Orbison — how some of his saddest lyrics dance to some upbeat melodies and rhythms, but I digress. If it is just about the weather, then kudos, Ms. Merchant, for writing a song about something simple. I quote John Keating (Robin Williams) in Dead Poets Society: “Sometimes the most beautiful poetry can be about simple things, like a cat, or a flower, or rain. You see, poetry can come from anything with the stuff of revelation in it. Just don’t let your poems be ordinary.”
All aboard! Hop in my wayback machine to the 1980s and enjoy the song stylings of Natalie Merchant and 10,000 Maniacs with Like the Weather.
What a cold and rainy day. Where on earth is the sun hid away?
What is Sunday Song? Well, I’m a musical gal, from my wee days taking piano and drum lessons, to my current stint in a community choir. To me, listening to music is what going to church is for some, so I celebrate with Sunday Song. Each week, I post a song that’s been my earworm for the week or something that reflects what’s happening in my world along with a wee story why. (Feel free to join in by posting in the comments — thoughts about my video/what it means to you, a video you’re enjoying this week, etc.) Also, check out all we do at DaisySmileyFace.com.