Here I sit, half awake, eyes all ablaze, PBS Sprout muted on the “televizzle” because this song has been on repeat for the past half hour.
What can I say about ADELE that hasn’t already been said? Solid, professionally constructed songs go from ‘good’ to ‘grand’ thanks in equal parts to her one of a kind, rich, alluring voice & honest, dynamic delivery. I know you’ve probably heard it before, but let me be honest; I can’t get enough of it for the time being, and this record is my little one’s absolute favorite - complete with car ride sing alongs and spontaneous morning dance recitals.
From a song standpoint, this one stands out to me like a rose amongst dandelions. I’m jealous, actually. The lyric is strong. The melody and phrasing is more interesting and entrancing that anything I’ve heard in a while. The emotion and immediacy in her voice is undeniable and inviting. I love this song.
Anyhow, good morning western world. Hope this one serves as a pleasant wake up call and a gratifying start to your Sunday.
I could have kissed you under cherry blossoms, pale petals drifting down like the trees wanted to pretend they could be snowclouds.
I could have kissed you in the rain, drenched to our bones and not even caring that the skies opened up above us and tried to wash us out.
I could have kissed you in a clearing in the most secluded woods, with just the sound of wind rustling through the leaves and a few voyeuristic finches peeping at us.
Instead, I kissed you in the parking lot of a Waffle House, just shy of 2 a.m. in the middle of a hectic week, with our waitress grinning at us from the other side of the window, because, honestly, how could I not?