Tuesday, November 20, 2007

David Gray: Flesh

Some of you that know me may know this already, but I love David Gray. He is a brilliant musician and songwriter both of which make him a brilliant artist. His music will never get old to me. I was listening to him again on my way to work the other day and this song came on while I had all his albums on shuffle. When it was over I hit the back button on the iPod and let it play again. I pulled into the parking lot at work as the song was ending. I put the car in park and hit back on the iPod again. You know when a song comes along and it hits you right where you are at a given time in your life? This was that song for me in that moment.

David Gray
Flesh from the album Flesh

As the bell must strike the hour
as the west must stab the sun
so our hearts
must heed the flow
of deeper tides that run
far beyond the bare indifference
that prosperity esteems
where the spirit
raves and dances
through our very veins

At winters edge you found me
by the fields of wild gold
my hands still filled with ashes
from fires long cold
you pulled me from the wreckage
of bitterness and blame
flung open the page
and put some flesh on
the bones of my dreams

On the streets
the blossom snowing
and the drum is beating slow
and I hear you speak so clear
well I’m slicing through the fear
setting all the beacons
blazing, baby oh!
it's staring out plainer than ever
brighter than all the fools
gold that gleams
it's simply now or never
putting flesh on the bones
of my dreams

Putting flesh on the bones
of my dreams
putting flesh on the bones
of my dreams

And they can plunder
the cave of sorrows
they can strip the gallery bare
try to build a fence
around the visions
in our heads, choke every spark
in a cloak of despair
but we got something
they can't stifle
with their price tags
and picture frames
got a flower for every rifle
putting flesh on the bones of my dreams


Check out the song on David Gray - Flesh - Flesh

1 comment:

Courtney said...

reading this post was kind of ironic. you know--you and andrea were the ones who introduced me to DG, even though you might not know it. i had never heard of him until listening to your cd wedding favor! AND i can't believe that was almost 4 years ago! time flies...