Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Day 12 – A song that makes you laugh/smile

30 Day Song Challenge
Day 12 - A song that makes you laugh/smile

Slightly odd choice here perhaps...

I first heard this on a Bob Harris show. I turned on the radio just as the song started and I didn't know who it was by or what it was about but as the song progressed, I just found myself grinning at the repeated phrase: "Pink, pink, pink, pink, pink moon".

Now that I know a bit more about Nick Drake, and have listened more carefully to the lyrics, I think the subject matter is actually fairly dark. The meaning of the lyrics is not entirely clear, but I'd guess he is singing about death: "Pink Moon's gonna get ye all."

...And yet, it still makes me smile when I hear it. As I say, slightly odd choice.

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