WINTER HAS ME IN ITS GRIP

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There’s a lot to choose from, but when anyone asks me for further evidence of Don McLean’s songwriting greatness, I tell them to listen to this song: WINTER HAS ME IN ITS GRIP.  I’ve pasted the lyrics hereinbelow so you can sing along and enjoy this master torch songwriter as no other.  Just remember to have a box of Kleenex handy!

Patrick The Poet

LINK TO SONG: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS3jXZ9uQ-A

Winter Has Me In Its Grip
Artist : Don McLean
Title : Winter Has Me In Its Grip
Album : Homeless Brother

Winter has me in it’s grip
Think I’ll take a summer trip
On a sunny sailing ship
Where the shells lie in the sand.

I feel so lonely
I’m too young to feel this old
I need you and you only
When the weather gets this cold.
That’s why…

Winter has me in it’s grip
Think I’ll take a summer trip
On a sunny sailing ship
Where the shells lie in the sand.

There’s no use in going
Cause it’s cold inside my heart
And it’s always snowing
Since the day we broke apart.

Winter has me in it’s grip
Think I’ll take a summer trip
On a sunny sailing ship
Where the shells lie in the sand.

I tried to run from winter
Like this spring and summer run to fall
But when the weather’s in you
There’s no hiding place at all.
That’s why…

Winter has me in it’s grip
Think I’ll take a summer trip
On a sunny sailing ship
Where the shells lie in the sand.

Castles In The Air

Among America’s all-time premier songwriters, Don McLean has got to be near the top. Here is one of his sensitive masterpieces to demonstrate that fact.  The lyrics read and sing like pure poetry (exact rhyme!) and have an elegance you usually find in a songwriter like Cole Porter or Irving Berlin.  But this is the American Pie rocker here amazingly underappreciated for his amazing skills with rhyme and lilting words.  If there is another modern pop artist I put in the same category of excellence, it would be Jackson Browne.  But I’ll get to him soon enough.  For now, it’s Mr. American Pie himself, Don McLean, and one of his most beautiful ballads ever.  Enjoy!

LINK TO SONG:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNidllCtHZc&feature=related