Thursday, 27 February 2014

Songs That I Love #61 Nick Drake - Hazy Jane I

In the days before the Internet I would often buy Cd's by mail order in order to find more obscure artists that the mainstream stores wouldn't stock.

I remember getting a sampler CD from a label called Ryko Discs, that sold a great selection of re-issues soul and Blues CD's along with other genre's. In this CD was this track and at that moment I was sold o Nick Drake and have been ever since.

Nick Drake sadly committed suicide many years before I ever heard this track devastated that he had not been able to be successful as a musician. How sad and ironic that his music is held in such high regard by so many and has sold in it's millions.

A little bit of trivia, his sister is actress Gabrielle Drake for those with long memories. 

Do you curse where you come from,
Do you swear in the night
Will it mean much to you
If I treat you right.
Do you like what you're doing,
Would you do it some more
Or will you stop once and wonder
What you're doing it for.
Hey slow Jane, make sense
Slow, slow, Jane, cross the fence.

Do you feel like a remnant
Of something that's past
Do you find things are moving
Just a little too fast.
Do you hope to find new ways
Of quenching your thirst,
Do you hope to find new ways
Of doing better than your worst.
Hey slow Jane, let me prove
Slow, slow Jane, we're on the move.

Do it for you,
Sure that you would do the same for me one day.
So try to be true,
Even if it's only in your hazey way.

Can you tell if you're moving
With no mirror to see,
If you're just riding a new man
Looks a little like me.
Is it all so confusing,
Is it hard to believe
When the winter is coming
Can you sign up and leave.
Hey slow Jane, live your lie
Slow, slow Jane, fly on by.

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