The Ultimate Sailing Song…

Dear Song List:

Last week I had the pleasure of sharing three of the greatest sailing songs ever put to pen and sonic beauty.  But somehow I forgot to include my favorite and what I consider the greatest sailing song ever.  It’s by David Gray, one of the most phenomenal songwriters of the last 10+ tens.  And like so many others by him, it is definitely phenomenal and about a lot of things and not just sailing.  Deep and emotional things they are that you just have to listen to…now…now…now.

And, as a bonus, I’ve included an equally phenomenal live performance of the artist singing Sail Away for your viewing as well as listening pleasure!

–Patrick The Poet

 

LINK TO SONG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyGsXiKOVis&index=3&list=PL963D0D77E6AF062F

LIVE VERSION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgK7-CPCFjU

David Gray – Sail Away (live at Zermatt Unplugged)

SAIL AWAY and EULOGY TO LOVE

LOST LOVE

 

I discovered David Gray in 2004, at a time of loss and sadness in my life.  This song here is one of the very first I heard by this remarkable singer/songwriter, and it almost became my favorite song ever.  It’s impassioned, poignant and sensitive–just like a great song should be.  Were it I could have sailed away with my one true love back then. 

But at least now and forever there’s this song to listen to, and this poem I wrote to accompany it…and her.

Patrick The Poet

 

LINK TO SONG:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyGsXiKOVis

 

EULOGY TO LOVE

I fold my arms around you,
You slip into my embrace.
While the anguish of my tears
Seems mirrored upon your face.

So I imagine them there,
Like sunlight on rainy days;
My lips kissing memories,
Like sweet lies the truth betrays.

Still I savor one last kiss,
Then lift you into your grave.
One last kiss to court the past,
And the life love failed to save.

Gone is the warmth of your lips,
Gone the treasure of your breath.
And though everything is gone,
You are beautiful in death!

For a faint smile lines your face.
Sunlight lingers in your hair.
And though life seems present still,
It’s as lifeless as despair.

Were it I could steal away
And give even one more kiss.
Instead of embracing death,
And giving more tears to this!

Yet such are life’s memories
Death scars with tears and regret:
Too painful to remember.
Too beautiful to forget.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Say Hello Wave Goodbye by DG‏

If you appreciate beautiful, emotional but well-written, clever lyrics and don’t mind the raspy voice (reminiscent of Bob Dylan) then you should be delighted to meet amazing British pop singer/songwriter DAVID GRAY.  My favorite song by him is Say Hello Wave Goodbye, but I’ve included two others I love a heck of a lot too.  All three songs are from his multi-platinum tome WHITE LADDER, an album I consider one of the 20 best pop/rock albums ever.  One thing is for sure, David Gray is a master writer of torch songs…and ballads that know how to break hearts.  Guess I speak from experience, I don’t mind saying!  But I hope you enjoy David Gray.

 
PaTricKThEPoeT

 
 
LINK TO MAIN SONG (WITH LYRICS): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bzdrabPpRE&feature=related
 
LINK TO SAIL AWAY (WITH LYRICS): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyGsXiKOVis&feature=related
 
LINK TO BABYLON: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hAE2ueGOpE&feature=related
 
LINK TO BABYLON LYRICS: http://www.lyrics.com/babylon-lyrics-david-gray.html