Saturday, March 13, 2010

How Did you Find Me Here?

If you don't know David Wilcox, you should. My old friend Pete
Galvin turned me on to this scratchy old tape once. Someone
put a microphone up to a stereo speaker. If you've ever done
that, you know it sounds pretty crummy. There were a few
spots on the tape where you could hear people talking in the
background. It was a little annoying.

The thing is, I LOVED it. A lot of times you have to listen to
something a few times to let it sink in, right? You have to let it
grow on you. Not David Wilcox. Not for me. If you don't
know his music, you owe it to yourself to buy his CDs.
I'd suggest that you start with the old stuff. This is from his
second album called "How Did You Find Me Here?".
This is a pretty crude recording of the title cut from Youtube.
I'm guessing you'll love it too.


How Did You Find Me Here?


The night I fell in sorrow

I knew I was alone

A dozen good-time friendships

But my heart is still unknown

I thought I saw your footsteps

In the sand along the shore

And I mumbled empty phrases

That sang so well before

Chorus

Now inches from the water

About to disappear

I feel you behind me

How did you find me here?

I couldn't reach for rescue

I hid myself from you

I couldn't stand to see me

From your point of view

I knew I'd disappoint you

If I showed to you this child

Who is crying out inside me

Lost in the wild

Chorus

Now inches from the water

About to disappear

I feel you behind me

How did you find me here?

I feel you behind me

Laughing in the water

Wash away the tears

I feel you behind me

How did you find me here?

I feel you behind me

But how did you find me here?

1 comment:

Chris Hass said...

Nothing beats the simplicity of a single guitar and voice. I was thinking about Jim Croce on the way to school the other day. There were a number of his less popular songs that I really loved because they were so personal. They evoked such strong emotions. It seems a lot of that intimacy is lost when you throw in a full band. Sadly, I've somehow lost my Jim Croce CDs over the years. I should really keep a list of music I want because each time I have an opportunity to get something from i-tunes I sit there confused as to what I should get. Am I old enough yet to require a list for everthing?