Thursday, December 3, 2015

ATF: Decembers to Remember

This series will include as many of my all-time favorite (ATF) tunes as I can get my grubby little hands on (so to speak).  Now, each one included in each edition will have some connection with the other—albeit only as a figment of my imagination, but they will not be numbered.  For I just cannot bring myself to rate some higher than others.  So, this will not be a countdown, but if you are enjoying them as much as I do, it won’t matter.  Besides, with no countdown, this could go on forever and ever!  Oh, and despite the fact that there is absolutely no way your musical tastes could be as exquisite as mine, I welcome any suggestions you might dare to make.  For I am, after all, quite magnanimous by nature.



December
Collective Soul
Why drink the water from my hand
Contagious as you think I am
Just tilt my sun towards your domain
Your cup runneth over again

Don't scream about
Don't think aloud
Turn your head now baby
Just spit me out
Don't worry about
Don't speak of doubt
Turn your head now baby
Just spit me out

Why follow me to higher ground
Lost as you swear I am
Don't throw away your basic needs
Ambiance and vanity

Don't scream about
Don't think aloud
Turn your head now baby
Just spit me out
Don't worry about
Don't speak of doubt
Turn your head now baby
Just spit me out
Don't scream about
Don't think aloud
Turn your head now baby
Just spit me out
Don't worry about
Don't speak of doubt
Turn your head now baby
Just spit me out

December promise you gave unto me
December whispers of treachery
December clouds are now covering me
December songs no longer I sing
December promise you gave unto me
December whispers of treachery
December clouds are now covering me
December songs no longer I sing
December promise you gave unto me
December whispers of treachery
December clouds are now covering me
December songs no longer I sing
Don't scream about
Don't think aloud
Turn your head now baby
Just spit me out
Don't worry about
Don't speak of doubt
Turn your head now baby
Just spit me out
December promise you gave unto me
December whispers of treachery
December clouds are now covering me
December songs no longer I sing
Don't scream about
Don't think aloud
Turn your head now baby
Just spit me out
Don't worry about
Don't speak of doubt
Turn your head now baby
Just spit me out
December promise you gave unto me
December whispers of treachery
December clouds are now covering me
December songs no longer I sing
Don't scream about
Don't think aloud
Turn your head now baby
Just spit me out
Don't worry about
Don't speak of doubt
Turn your head now baby
Just spit me out
December promise you gave unto me
December whispers of treachery
December clouds are now covering me
December songs no longer I sing
Don't scream about
Don't think aloud
Turn your head now baby
Just spit me out
Don't worry about
Don't speak of doubt
Turn your head now baby
Just spit me out



A Long December
Counting Crows
A long December
And there's reason to believe
Maybe this year will be better than the last
I can't remember
The last thing that you said as you were leaven'
Now the days go by so fast

And it's one more day up in the canyons
And it's one more night in Hollywood
If you think that I could be forgiven
I wish you would

The smell of hospitals in winter
And the feeling that it's all a lot of oysters
But no pearls
All at once you look across a crowded room
To see the way that light attaches to a girl

And it's one more day up in the canyons
And it's one more night in Hollywood
If you think you might come to California
I think you should

Drove up to Hillside Manor
Sometime after two a.m.
And talked a little while about the year
I guess the winter
Makes you laugh a little slower
Makes you talk a little lower
About the things you could not show her

And it's been a long December
And there's reason to believe
Maybe this year will be better than the last
I can't remember
All the times I tried to tell myself
To hold on to these moments as they pass

And it's one more day up in the canyon
And it's one more night in Hollywood
It's been so long since I've seen the ocean
I guess I should

Lyrics From: [eLyrics.net]

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12 comments:

  1. Wonderful words from Counting Crows. And good music too. Another song I didn't know before seeing it here.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Jenny!!! 'Tis a melancholy song that hits home at times for some.

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  2. Oh wow, now you got me! Twice!! *happy happy smiles*

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Shadow!!! That certainly makes my day.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Karen!!! Indeed. For the deep spiritual meaning to the lyrics are lost on those who do not want to hear it, which is as it is meant to be.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Martin!!! You are most welcome.

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  5. I'm not familiar with Collective Soul but the lyrics are compelling.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Stephen!!! They came to the forefront of the music scene during the grunge period in the early 90s, and I liken them to many of the bands in the 60s, whose lyrics had deep spiritual meaning hidden in plain sight (so to speak). Of course, it can be argued that I am just hearing what I want to hear.

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  6. Songs about December and there's not one ho ho ho or jingle bell?

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Ann!!! Well...

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