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Song for Today

This is an old song by Harry Nilsson, and not one of his big songs, either.  First time I heard it,  it was the middle of the night when I was a teen, and I was impressed by the poignancy of it, and I still like it for that. Lyrics beneath the cut.





I spend the night in a chair
thinking' she'll be there
but she never comes
and I wake up and wipe
the sleep from my eyes
and I rise, to spend another day
without her

It's just no good anymore
when you walk through the door
of an empty room
you go inside and set a table for one
it's no fun
when you have to spend the day without her

We burst the pretty balloon
took us to the moon
such a beautiful thing
but it's ended now and it sounds like a lie
If I said I'd rather die,
than be without her

Love is a beautiful thing
when it knows how to swing
and it grooves like a clock
but the hands on the clock
tell the lovers to the part
and it's breakin' my heart
to spend another day without her


I'll spend the night in a chair
thinking she'll be there
but she'll never come
and I'll wake up and wipe
the sleep from my eyes
and I'll rise and spend the day without her

Can't go on without her
There's no song without her
Can't go on without her.


Comments

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jongibbs
Oct. 29th, 2010 08:26 am (UTC)
This takes me back a bit. I used to love his Nilsson Schmilsson album :)
knittingknots
Oct. 29th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
I adored that album...but I first started paying attention to his music about the time Everybody's Talkin' hit the radio...and then with the Point, I became a real fan.

He's got an interesting wiki page. His songs show up all over the place.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Nilsson
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