Worth The Wait….

Apologies for the delay in posting, but I think you’ll agree that this post is worth the 7-day wait. After listening to two albums by Joe Purdy back-to-back, without skipping a single song, I figured something good was happening. So, of course, I ordered seven albums. What do you mean, obsessive music personality?

Something about his lyrics got under my skin. Quite a lot of his music is similar – gently-strummed guitars, a little piano, and his falsetto vocals. But he has the ability to produce lyrics that stop you in your tracks; that leave a wistful smile on your face; that make you nod in agreement…

…whether it’s the resignation of being in something that you wish you weren’t, but can’t get away from…

Last night I had the sweetest dream; that you were nowhere near me; that you could not cut me; that you do not affect me; that i had my sanity; that was just a dream; that was just a dream/and i hope this isn’t love; isn’t love

…those thoughts you have of lovers past; of previous intimacy; and about how that changed…

The ladies that I used to know; And, well some they wish me well; and some became my enemies; and some I told to go to hell; and some still haunt me in my dreams….some still haunt me in my dreams

…or the haunting history of a troubled boy growing up to be an equally troubled man – and for this one, you get the full lyrics….

He was just a child, when she left him there alone. He was just too wild, she was just too young. Too much to handle, he was always asking why. She didn’t know the answers, she’d just hang her head and cry.

He said: Momma I’m afraid that, no-one can calm me down. And I’m just scared that no-one will know how. To put me in my place, to put me in my place. To put me in my place, to put me in my place. Where do I belong?

Father never forgave him, for making momma leave. “You can up and die boy, it wouldn’t bother me.” Sent him off to school. somewhere up north. Way too many rules to follow, he didn’t have a choice, no.

Please, I’m so afraid that no-one can calm me down. I’m just scared that no-one will know how. To put me in my place, oh, to put me in my place. To put me in my place, to put me in my place. Where do I belong? (To put me in my place) Where do I belong? (To put me in my place) Where do I belong? (To put me in my place) Where do I belong? To put me in my place.

Now he’s all grown up, got a wife of his own. Boy’s started a family now, he’s never home. She says “How am i supposed to love you? You’re always out on the town. How’s your daughter gonna know you when you won’t come around?” He goes to tuck her in, the girl he never sees. And she turns to him, thought it was only me. He never sleeps. Sleeps. She says, “Dad, I’m so afraid that no-one can calm me down.” Said, baby I can’t believe that, I think we’ve finally found our ground.”

Put me in my place, oh, put me in my place. Oh, I think she just put me in my place, oh, put me in my place, where we belong. (Put me in my place) Where we belong. (Put me in my place) Where we belong. (Put me in my place) Where we belong. (Put me in my place) Where I belong.

Put me in my place.

Joe Purdy – Isn’t Love

Joe Purdy – Lovers Side Of Town

Joe Purdy – Put Me In My Place

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