Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Track of the Week: You and I (We Can Conquer the World) by Stevie Wonder

I realize I am posting another lovey-dovey song. Perhaps I am just in that sort of mindset recently. This Stevie Wonder track appears on his 1972 record Talking Book. And it is one of the top five greatest pure love songs in my opinion.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Track of the Week: Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands by Bob Dylan

A Bob Dylan love song is like no other. "Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands," off of Blonde on Blonde floats along with an otherworldly waltz feel painting these amazing pictures of his love. There really is not a need to know what everything means. The atmosphere of the song is just perfection.

But if you want to read some interesting takes on the lyrics you can go to the Song Meanings discussion. The one part that really gets to me though...I mean the whole song is beautiful, but the best lines for me are, "My warehouse eyes, my Arabian drums/Should I leave them by your gate/Or, sad-eyed lady, should I wait?" Dylan's songs can be so...I guess pointed and aggressive; that he can write something so vulnerable is incredible.