Saturday, February 14, 2004

What is it about this woman?

Her voice is mesmerizing. That much is sure. But there is something else. A 'smokiness'. Richness. Some thick, velvety feeling to it. I haven't been this enchanted over a singing voice since I first heard Allison Krauss.

I have been listening to the Come Away With Me album on repeat all day. While I've been working. And I haven't had my fill. Not by a long shot.

It's also something about the lyrics: "Come away with me in the night. Come away with me. And I will write you a song."

And: "I want to walk with you. On a cloudy day. In fields where the yellow grass grows knee kigh. So won't you try to come."

There is nostalgia on slow boil somewhere inside me. Nostalgia for something that hasn't happened.