Song of the Day #4,692: ‘Inside’ – Toad the Wet Sprocket

Listening to Jackson Browne’s I’m Alive last week and now this song today, I’m reminded that the early 90s contained their fair share of musical treasures.

Toad the Wet Sprocket’s Dulcinea is one of my favorite albums from that era. This is the best release by one of the best alternative rock bands of all time, one that has never received half the recognition they deserve.

Toad the Wet Sprocket was special for a lot of reasons — frontman Glen Phillips’ vocals high on the list — but one thing that really set them apart were their lyrics.

You could always count on Toad to write about interesting and unexpected topics, or to dive deeper emotionally and intellectually than most pop songs dare.

Take today’s SOTD, which speaks about the need for enlightenment in a world where we’re so easily blinded by anger and resentments.

And before I go, Happy Mother’s Day to my own dear mom, and all the other mothers out there!

Free my heart to feel again
Free my mind to understand
To run unfettered
Pull the blinders from my eyes
Let me see these endless skies
And drown here where I stand
In the beauty of the land

And all my life
It lay inside
For all my life

Tear this anger from my soul
Wash me clean and leave me whole
Leave me higher
Work my hands to make them strong
Lift my arms to carry on
That anywhere I go, to never be alone

And all my life
It lay inside
For all my life

We were always leaving
Since we started breathing
And running back, no wonder
We are torn asunder

To give me life
To give me life
To give me life

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,692: ‘Inside’ – Toad the Wet Sprocket

  1. Peg says:

    Thanks for the Mother’s Day wishes ❤️

  2. Dana Gallup says:

    I agree that the early 90s had some decent music. I never got all that into Toad, but have generally liked what I’ve heard.

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