Saturday, January 10, 2009

Summer Wind

Moved from "Modern Artifacts" blog to maintain continuity in blog themes. Excuse any confusion.

"Summer Wind" has been covered by Lyle Lovett, Michael Buble', Madeleine Peyroux, Wayne Newton, an interesting version by the Ataris and probably a host of others. While I love the Buble' version, I think Frank Sinatra nails it best.

"The summer wind, came blowin' in from across the sea
It lingered there, to touch your hair and walk with me
All summer long, we sang a song and we strolled on golden sand
Two sweethearts, and the summer wind

Like painted kites, those days and nights they went flyin' by
The world was new, beneath a blue umbrella sky
Then softer than a piper man one day it called to you
I lost you, I lost you to the summer wind

The autumn wind, and the winter wind they have come and gone
Still the days, those lonely days that go on and on
Guess who sighs his lullabies through nights that never end
My fickle friend, the summer wind,
Oh, summer wind"

The song is sweet, sad and romantic all at once. Sometimes I get hit with the fact that my summer winds are numbered, and the times I can walk along those golden sands with loved ones dwindle with each passing day.

I suppose we need to just take the time we do have and enjoy each moment given and cherish it. One really never knows what tomorrow brings.
Thanks, Frankie, for reminding me.

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