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Delights Day 19- Always take the Weather with You

Its been cold and snowy here in Colorado.

I love it.

It is Winter. And therefore it should snow. All is right in the world when it’s covered in a blanket of white.

Yesterday it was -1 degrees. Delightful. The cold hit my nose as I inhaled- reminding me I was alive.

Crowded House sings a song, called ‘Always Take the Weather.’ It was released in the 90’s and became a favorite song during my Germany days. Now when the weather gets a tad temperamental, I think of this song…..

Everywhere you go…..always take the weather with you……

But it never really made sense to me…… because weather is something that kind of happens to you. You have no control…..everywhere you go…..

So I looked up the meaning of this song on ‘the Google’. And now I love this song even more…Neil Finn from Crowded House told how this story came about…

We were trying to imagine a time and a place, and the line ‘Walking ’round the room singing Stormy Weather’ helped us get into some atmosphere of somebody troubled who is always on their own in a room. We were trying to find lines that described the scene, like the ‘small boat made of china’, and that feeling of ennui or languishing that permeates the song. Ultimately, the theme of the song is, of course, that you are creating your own weather, you are making your own environment, always.

So tonight is about three delights…..

The Delight of Winter Days

The Delight of a song that brings memories

The Delight that you are making your own environment, always…. everywhere you go.

Walking ’round the room singing Stormy Weather
At Fifty Seven Mount Pleasant Street
Well it’s the same room, but everything’s different
You can fight the sleep, but not the dream

Things ain’t cookin’ in my kitchen
Strange affliction wash over me
Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire
Couldn’t conquer the blue sky

Well, there’s a small boat made of china
It’s going nowhere on the mantelpiece
Well, do I lie like a lounge-room lizard
Or do I sing like a bird released?

Everywhere you go, always take the weather with you
Everywhere you go, always take the weather
Everywhere you go, always take the weather with you
Everywhere you go, always take the weather, the weather with you

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