Song of the Day #3,968: ‘Tell Me Again’ – Ron Sexsmith

Ron Sexsmith’s Blue Boy comes in at #7 on my list of 2001 albums. This was my first exposure to the Canadian singer-songwriter and remains my favorite of his albums.

Produced by Steve Earle, Blue Boy has a more polished and eclectic sound than Sexsmith’s first few releases. He dabbles in reggae and torch styles, along with his usual quiet balladry and pop rock staples, and manages to make it all sound of a piece.

I would recommend Blue Boy as a good starting point for anybody interested in listening to Sexsmith. And I would offer up today’s SOTD, ‘Tell Me Again,’ as a perfect example of the beautiful acoustic ballads he serves up on album after album.

Please tell me again, I was somewhere else
Lost, walking in the rain looking for myself
For somehow I find myself missing
Please tell me again

Blue flowers on the hill where’s my valentine
I’m leaning on the sill waiting for a sign
And if I promise to listen
Would you please tell me again

Please tell me again, I’ve forgotten all
The wind told us when you and I were small
For there must be something I’m missing
Please tell me again, tell me again

You look into my eyes and the words you say
Help me to realize love won’t ever fade
But I can’t believe what I’m hearing, please tell me again
No, I can’t believe what I’m feeling, please tell me again

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,968: ‘Tell Me Again’ – Ron Sexsmith

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Very nice. It’s just that everything else I’ve heard from Sexsmith sounds much like this, so, to paraphrase a prolific music blogger’s recent comment about the Indigo Girls, a little bit of Ron Sexsmith goes a long way.😀

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