Song of the Day #43: ‘Strawberry Blonde’ – Ron Sexsmith

Ron Sexsmith has a knack for writing beautiful little songs about simple little moments.

He has a song called ‘Clown in Broad Daylight’ that’s about, well, seeing a clown in broad daylight. Here’s the opening verse: “Standing on the side of the road near the overpass with a sign around his neck that says ‘Carwash, free balloons,’ he’s a clown in broad daylight.”

It’s a great image and at the end he brings it around to a message about the importance of those little distractions: “Everything is alright, for against the backdrop of ordinary life it’s the easy laugh that gets you through your working day and the hogwash.”

And he makes it all sound good in a song.

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