"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." Edgar Degas

Monday, November 17, 2014

Days

I found an old friend over the weekend: the twelve-string guitar I used on this song. But I've been losing more old friends than finding them lately. Some of them are coming back but others never will. And with some of them, I don't know yet. The first thing people feel when they lose someone is sadness. So at least I'm feeling things in the right order. The next, and more satisfying feeling, is appreciation. If losing someone makes you sad, there must be something about them that you're going to miss. That's what this song is about: Appreciation.

Days was written by Ray Davies and recorded by The Kinks in 1968. It wasn't included on any of their albums. It was released as a single and included on various greatest hits collections. It reached #12 in the UK but never charted in the US. 



Thank you for the days
Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me
I'm thinking of the days
I won't forget a single day believe me
I bless the light
I bless the light that shines on you believe me
And though you're gone
You're with me every single day believe me

Days I'll remember all my life
Days when you can't see wrong from right
You took my life
But then I knew that very soon you'd leave me
But it's alright
Now I'm not frightened of this world believe me
 

I wish today could be tomorrow
The night is dark, it just brings sorrow- let it wait

Thank you for the days
Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me
I'm thinking of the days
I won't forget a single day believe me
I bless the light
I bless the light that shines on you believe me
And though you're gone
You're with me every single day believe me