Snowed in

With all of my thinking and listening to Dar Williams over the past few days, I wanted to share one of my favorites. This live recording of her song “February” gives you a snippet of her charming patter between songs.

When I first heard this song, I loved it for the storytelling, never imagining its ache would one day echo mine. (Ah, hindsight, and foolish youth.) Not a traditional love song, not a break-up song despite it being the subject, just a love-lost song with simple, painful metaphors that hit me like a truck. This is one of the reasons I earned my nickname at her shows of Sobbing Queer Boy.

Even if you aren’t in the Northeast and digging out of the snowstorm, here’s to warmth and surviving the longest-shortest, darkest and coldest month called February. Spring will come.

(edited to add the video of the song “February“)

2 Responses to “Snowed in”

  1. Darcy Says:

    What song is it? Don’t leave me hangin’. I just read the lyrics for both February and Mortal City, and just reading the lyrics was enough to get me crying. Okay, I might have been already on the verge, but still. Dar makes me cry, too.

  2. Jan P Says:

    Stephen, thanks for reminding me how much I like Dar Williams. Hope to see you soon.