Soft, Poetic, Human

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I’ve always been a sucker for the gentle ballad, something nuanced and romantic but with an inner hard kernel of truth.

Here’s a favorite, from a regional band called Eddie from Ohio.  The imagery is, well, read it and then close your eyes and let the words play back.  What do you see?

The You Tube link follows.

I’m an Irish woman
That means I cry to much
That means I have trouble letting go
And I’m that kind of woman
The worlds biggest junky
That means I have trouble saying no

Send me a song of sweet wings of sorrow
Hold me and I will cry never more
Cause I’m here today and Ill be here tomorrow
Fly me away
Fly me away to Baltimore

I’m an Irish woman
that means I cry too much
that means I have trouble
when you go

And I’m that kind of woman
the world’s biggest junkie
that means I have trouble
saying no

So send me a song on the sweet wings of sorrow
hold me and I will cry nevermore
‘Cause I’m here today, and I’ll be here tomorrow
Fly me away, fly me away from Baltimore

I’m an Irish woman
I love weddings and funerals
beginnings and endings
the front and the back

And how you’ve always loved
my deep sense of hope
now I’ve gallons of hope
it’s sense that I lack

So send me a song on the sweet wings of sorrow
hold me and I will cry nevermore
‘Cause I’m here today, and I’ll be here tomorrow
Fly me away, fly me away from Baltimore

I’m an Irish woman
that means there’s whiskey in my glass
and I’ve been here a lifetime
casing the joint

And I’m that kind of woman
who cries in her whiskey
if you can’t cry when you’re Irish
then what’s the point

So I’ll send you a song on the sweet wings of sorrow
hold you and I will cry nevermore
‘Cause I’m here today, but I’ll be gone tomorrow
Flying away, Flying away from Baltimore

http://eddiefromohio.com/index.php?page=songs&display=6&category=This_Is_Me

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