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Iron & Wine — Passing Afternoon
Album: Our Endless Numbered Days
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Released: 2004
Length: 3:51
Plays (last 30 days): 1
There are times that walk from you
Like some passing afternoon
Summer warmed the open window
Of her honeymoon

And she chose a yard to burn
But the ground remembers her
Wooden spoons, her children stir
Her bougainvillea blooms

There are things that drift away
Like our endless numbered days
Autumn blew the quilt right off
The perfect bed she made

And she's chosen to believe
In the hymns her mother sings
Sunday pulls its children
From their piles of fallen leaves

There are sailing ships that pass
All our bodies in the grass
Springtime calls her children
'Til she lets them go at last

And she's chosen where to be
Though she's lost her wedding ring
Somewhere near her misplaced jar
Of bougainvillea seeds

There are things we can't recall
Blind as night that finds us all
Winter tucks her children in
Her fragile china dolls

But my hands remember hers
Rolling 'round the shaded ferns
Naked arms, her secrets still
Like songs I'd never learned

There are names across the sea
Only now I do believe
Sometimes with the windows closed
She'll sit and think of me

But she'll mend his tattered clothes
And they'll kiss as if they know
A baby sleeps in all our bones
So scared to be alone
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 Stingray wrote:
Why not play the new "IRON&WINE"-2011...?

 
Because this is better?
ah, Jezebel
your beauty
an empire
falls

Dr. Strangelove
awesomeness
Why not play the new "IRON&WINE"-2011...?


"and she promises the world to me and I believe her..."


These guys have really grown on me.  It's about time I bought this CD.


Well crafted, mellowly melodic, lyrically wondrous. This song reaches in and soothes all my bad places. Iron & Wine & Win. 
This cat is the best of the "New Wimps" of the 21st century.
His tortured vocals far surpass anyone from the long list of whiney male songwriters.
Great album but this is not one of the best tracks, IMO.
 snowcat wrote:
More music for VW commercials.
 

Actually driven by the drumming of Cindy Blackman (Lenny Kravitz's ex ) the music in the current crop of VW's commercials has some edge to it. Totally unlike the banality of I/W.
I started off liking I&W when I first heard them on RP.  I find, sadly, that I like them less and less each time I hear them. {#Sad}
So THIS is that song they used to conclude that episode of "House" last year ... the producers must be listening to RP.

It was actually quite effective in the episode — and I usually think music in TV shows sucks.

 bigtwistee wrote:
A real snoozer
 

   Not only that...it really does suck!

meloman wrote:
You can have mine. I bought several of their albums several months ago, and quickly stopped listening. This is not music that grows on you, it just grows tiresome. I think it's the whispery, aspirated style of singing that's at fault. There's not enough energy to sustain interest over the long haul. Plus the melodies are essentially very bland and characterless.
Couldn't disagree more ... I thought they were bland and characterless when I first heard them, now it's the complete opposite. Plus, the lyrics are getting more ... interesting - check his latest record, the one with 'Jezebel' on it
meloman wrote:
You can have mine. I bought several of their albums several months ago, and quickly stopped listening. This is not music that grows on you, it just grows tiresome. I think it's the whispery, aspirated style of singing that's at fault. There's not enough energy to sustain interest over the long haul. Plus the melodies are essentially very bland and characterless.
Let's talk. PM me. I assume I can still get albums at pre-Soviet breakup prices, right? Back in 1988, a good friend brought me back Paul McCartney's live album that he bought in Poland for..oh, I think $1.10, maybe. Quite likebale...and likeable, to me. As meloman says, gets tiresome to a point, yet I still like it. Oh, what to do?
Iron & Wine grows on me with every RP play.
More music for VW commercials.
I hear the Whine.....were's the Iron? :yawn: :sleep:
hannahbanana wrote:
I must..get some Iron and Wine in my music collection
You can have mine. I bought several of their albums several months ago, and quickly stopped listening. This is not music that grows on you, it just grows tiresome. I think it's the whispery, aspirated style of singing that's at fault. There's not enough energy to sustain interest over the long haul. Plus the melodies are essentially very bland and characterless.
A real snoozer :sleep:
I pretty sure this song sucks, wait a minute... yup, it really does suck
For what it's worth, this record is a real grower. Beautiful music ...
brokemusician wrote:
Sounds good while sipping a caramel frappuccino and nibbling on a biscotti.
Sounds good while soaking in a bathtub with a beautiful woman visible only by candlelight.
Bleah! bleah! bleah!
I must..get some Iron and Wine in my music collection
Sounds good while sipping a caramel frappuccino and nibbling on a biscotti.
Sounds good while sipping a caramel frappuccino and nibbling a biscotti.
Ahhh. Iron and Wine is on my "Contemplative Mood Music" list along with Nick Drake. Thanks for playing it.
Iron and Wine fills a void I didn't even knew exsisted in my music world. So mellow and affective. "In my Lady's House" from the new Woman King EP is just an amzaing song. Sing on Sam! :notworthy: