Friday, January 20, 2006

Songs of a lifetime - 5

'Four seasons in one day'. This classic by one of the most underrated bands ever, Crowded House, is one of the most bittersweet numbers that you'll ever hear. The Finn brothers infuse magic into the insightful lyrics with a great melody. The song is about life's full circle. Whatever goes around comes around. There are days where you are elated, demoralised, happy, sad, anxious and carefree all within 24 hours. Its like all the emotions you had played out one after the other. Its like you receiving all of life's lessons all at once. Its a warning as well as an uplifter. This song has got a lot to do with how I'm feeling recently and hence is close to the heart.

Four seasons in one day
Lying in the depths of your imagination
Worlds above and worlds below
The sun shines on the black clouds hanging over the domain
Even when you’re feeling warm
The temperature could drop away
Like four seasons in one day

Smiling as the shit comes down
You can tell a man from what he has to say
Everything gets turned around
And I will risk my neck again, again
You can take me where you will
Up the creek and through the mill
All the things you can’t explain
Four seasons in one day

Blood dries up
Like rain, like rain
Fills my cup
Like four seasons in one day

It doesn’t pay to make predictions
Sleeping on an unmade bed
Finding out wherever there is comfort there is pain
Only one step away
Like four seasons in one day

Blood dries up
Like rain, like rain
Fills my cup
Like four seasons in one day




Stuti said...

A couple of lines I came across, which I thought could share with you :

"You get the Chicken by Hatching it, NOT Smashing it......."

Hence, remember always......The key to Everything is Patience!

And that "Life is a Journey, NOT a Guided Tour"!

Best Wishes Always.......

Abhishek Chatterjee said...

stuti - true...true..