Song of the Day #2,331: ‘Kiss Like Your Kiss’ – Lucinda Williams

lucinda_blessedLucinda Williams released two albums over the past five years that received consideration for my decade-s-far list.

One was this year’s Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, a double album that I am still getting to know after a few weeks. If I’d lived with it for a bit longer before compiling the list, it might have had a chance. It’s a grower, like most good albums.

But the record I considered more seriously is 2011’s Blessed, a gorgeous blues record that features some of her saddest and some of her most optimistic songs. Sometimes they’re the same song.

This is a great album, but it can be a chore as well. It’s heavy and often repetitive. I have to be in the mood to hear it.

For that reason I opted to leave it off the top 20, but I’m glad to have a chance to feature it now.

There’ll never be a spring so perfect again
We’ll never see a yellow so rich
The grass will never be quite as green
And there will never be a kiss like your kiss

There will never be a summer so complete
We’ll never see a palette like this
The berries will never taste as sweet
There’ll never be a kiss like your kiss

There will never be an autumn so vivid and warm
So rare, so gold and so crisp
We’ll never see it colored in aubergine
There will never be a kiss like your kiss

There’ll never be a winter quite so true
When the sky is painted with gifts
And there’ll never be a moon so full and blue

There will never be a kiss like your kiss
There will never be a kiss like your kiss

One thought on “Song of the Day #2,331: ‘Kiss Like Your Kiss’ – Lucinda Williams

  1. Dana says:

    Well, after all, there are only so many female country artists one can squeeze into a top 20 list.😜

    Meanwhile, you buried the lead In this post, at least with me, by not mentioning that Elvis Costello sings on the song!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.