Sirius Radio

James Taylor in the Day

 
It is a peaceful thing to sit with my stacks of assignments and read them while listening to good music.  James Taylor is presently singing Something in the Way She Moves and I remember years in university.  Mark Meher’s (is that how I spell it?) stereo was left behind for vacations when he would go back home to his parent’s place in Medicine Hat.  I would spin his albums…Valdy, Bruce Cockburn and James Taylor…Joni Mitchell…There was always a view from my residence room window of the Oldman River.  I always felt so calm about life perched there above the river.  I’ve wanted that feeling ever since.  One day I see myself living near a creek or river.
 
There’s something in the way she moves,
Or looks my way, or calls my name,
That seems to leave this troubled world behind.
And if I’m feeling down and blue,
Or troubled by some foolish game,
She always seems to make me change my mind.
   
 
And I feel fine anytime she’s around me now,
She’s around me now
Almost all the time
And if I’m well you can tell she’s been with me now,
She’s been with me now, quite a long, long time
And I feel fine. 
 
Every now and then the things I lean on lose their meaning
And I find myself careening
Into places where I should not let me go.
She has the power to go where no one else can find me
Yes, and to silently remind me
Of the happiness and good times that I know, got to know.
 
It isn’t what she’s got to say
But how she thinks and where she’s been
To me, the words are nice, the way they sound
I like to hear them best that way
It doesn’t much matter what they mean
If she says them mostly just to calm me down

And I feel fine anytime she’s around me now,
She’s around me now
Almost all the time
And if I’m well you can tell she’s been with me now,
She’s been with me now quite a long, long time
And I feel fine.

 
 
 

1 thought on “Sirius Radio

  1. You\’re so funny, you would have to mention my first love, Mike.  He made me feel calm and like I was big and desirable, even at 13 or 14 or whatever.  He made me feel like I was important and somebody……..funny how those things never leave the soul.  Margy

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