Music Lyrics #7 – Northern Sky (Nick Drake)


Maybe you have followed and enjoyed what I consider to be music that helps me through difficult times. Like many others, I discovered Nick Drake’s Northern Sky through a commercial on TV. But then I listened to it and really it touched me. It means a lot to me. It helps me at times to listen to it, I hope it does for you too. The video in this is from the end of a movie called “Serendipity”. It solidified the song for me even further.

I never felt magic crazy as this
I never saw moons knew the meaning of the sea
I never held emotion in the palm of my hand
Or felt sweet breezes in the top of a tree
But now you’re here
Brighten my northern sky.

I’ve been a long time that I’m waiting
Been a long that I’m blown
I’ve been a long time that I’ve wandered
Through the people I have known
Oh, if you would and you could
Straighten my new mind’s eye.

Would you love me for my money
Would you love me for my head
Would you love me through the winter
Would you love me ’til I’m dead
Oh, if you would and you could
Come blow your horn on high.

I never felt magic crazy as this
I never saw moons knew the meaning of the sea
I never held emotion in the palm of my hand
Or felt sweet breezes in the top of a tree
But now you’re here
Brighten my northern sky.

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