Listening to…

Every now and then, I have to touch base, and listen to Sandy Denny.  The song that struck me this time was one she wrote in 1976, two years before she died:

By The Time It Gets Dark

Baby, every cloud has a silver lining
Baby every dog really has his day
And it matters to me to see you smiling
Why don’t we blow all your cares away ?

Yesterday is gone and will be forgotten
And today is where every new day starts
Got to be free as the leaves in Autumn
You may be sad but it never lasts.

And maybe, by the evening we’ll be laughing
Just wait and see
All the changes there’ll be
By the time it gets dark.

We could go walking out in the sunshine
Look at all the people out in the street
Hurrying away to a business luncheon
Waiting for a taxi for aching feet.

Light up your face, baby, let’s get going
Want to see a change in those weary eyes
We’ll have some fun, take a boat out rowing
Why on earth should life be so serious?

And maybe, by the evening we’ll be laughing
Just wait and see
All the changes there’ll be
By the time it gets dark.
Songwriters: SANDY DENNY
By The Time It Gets Dark lyrics © FAIRWOOD MUSIC (USA) INC.

I thought I would be able to add the song from my iTunes collection, but not so far.  I haven’t given up.  It’s beautiful and really resonates at the moment, for some reason.

Just wait and see.  I read There’ll Be Bluebirds Over the White Cliffs of Dover, to one of my Dementia Care Reading Groups.  I would have sung it, but they were quite happy for it to be read, and the line that kept being picked up was

Tomorrow, just you wait and see

No doubt.  No question.  A simple but completely convincing piece of hope.  You may be sad, but it never lasts,  We’ll be laughing.  We may not even have to wait for tomorrow.

 

 

 

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