Winter Jams, Spring is Just Around the Corner

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Joni Mitchell-A Case of You

I’ve never been the biggest Joni Mitchell fan, but Meredith bought this record on vinyl at Horizon Records because we’ve been a huge fan of this song for about five years now.  It’s one those songs that is heartbreakingly good and one that everyone should know.  Some of the best and most honest lyrics I’ve ever heard.

Just before our love got lost you said
I am as constant as a northern star
And I said, constantly in the darkness
Where’s that at?
If you want me I’ll be in the bar

On the back of a carton coaster
In the blue TV screen light
I drew a map of Canada
Oh Canada
With your face sketched on it twice

Oh you’re in my blood like holy wine
You taste so bitter and so sweet
Oh I could drink a case of you darling
And I would still be on my feet
Oh I would still be on my feet

Oh I am a lonely painter
I live in a box of paints
I’m frightened by the devil
And I’m drawn to those ones that ain’t afraid
I remember that time that you told me, you said
Love is touching souls
Surely you touched mine
Cause part of you pours out of me
In these lines from time to time

I met a woman
She had a mouth like yours
She knew your life
She knew your devils and your deeds
And she said
Go to him, stay with him if you can
But be prepared to bleed

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The Tallest Man on Earth-The Gardner

I met someone recently that I admire and is slowly becoming a good friend and I asked them if they had any suggestions for my Winter Jams this week.  Randomly they suggested this song and it just happens to be a song that I’ve listened to about 10 times in the last week.  I got one of those tiny iPod shuffles recently and use it when I run.  It’s filled with The Tallest Man on Earth and I hear this song every time I work out.  I got into The Tallest Man on Earth not too long ago by hearing it played on the Travel Channel.  This song is off the album Shallow Grave, find it and download it today.