Hiding Songs: Lily And Parrots by Sun Kil Moon

Here she comes breakin’ through my window
In the early morning hours
For the moment, I am disrupted
But in time she’ll make me smile
All the wonderous animals
Roamin’ round the earth
Bring us songs of calm
They do no wrong
They do no wrong

You don’t know just how much I miss you
Yah my stomach aches in your absence
I don’t know what I’d do without you
‘Cause I’d have no one to follow
You are my love
I hold you above
Everything and everyone
Yeah everyone

Hear outside all the kids are playin’
They’re my wake up call each day
Look at them,
Their little lives beginning
I have watched them over years
Blooming like sweet roses
Dryin’ their wet noses
No thought of the cold
Yeah I feel old
I feel old

Yesterday we found a hidden passage
And I opened my sleepy eyes
Through the trees parrots swept up past us
And the gardens there smelled good
All the pretty houses
Decoratively coloured
Tonight I want no other
Than my own
Than my own

At the very start of this new year Nick Cave ask me, not in person but via his website what would be my hiding songs? As he calls them in his book The Sick Bag Song book and that website so I will answer him here on my blog starting now. After asking him kind-of the same thing he goes on to say, quote: “William (and anyone else, for that matter), I’d be interested to know if you have any ‘hiding songs’, and if so what they are. You know where to find me!” Maybe, he’s just being nice but I better let him know? They’re all or will be some of my all-time tracks which are “hiding songs” too and explain what they’re too quote Nick yet again “that deal exclusively in darkness, obfuscation, concealment and secrecy.” etc. read his book for more about this. Anyway, I think these songs do somehow fit in with that and I’m just going to post them here all by their lonesome in one post each. So introducing yet another brand new title/tag under my hiding songs today is, I guess what I’m saying!

Including the lyrics above which these are by Mark Kozelek. You pick your streaming player thingo, if you wanna play the song? That’s NOT any kind-of official video or anything, just a fan made clip and the only one on YouTube to use and embedded here on my blog. The song was track number seven on the debut Sun Kil Moon album of 2003 entitled Ghosts of the Great Highway. Let’s keep it very short blog post but I do hope you enjoined it?

Bathing in reflective water some Monk parakeets, also known as Quaker parrots!

Cheers 🙂


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