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Cruel as April
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A riff on the TS Eliot poem, done in an Elvis Costello-style lyric. Early demo version of the song
Alternative - Indie
Previous peak charts position #951
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #197
Z. Mulls/Jim Chapman
2007
November 05, 2007
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MP3 3.1 MB  •  128 kbps  •  3:26
Story behind the song
I riffed on the "April is the cruelest month" phrase, and I think it came out well. The bridge references the Eliot poem as well. This recording is a first draft. Lyrics
(v1) Why’d you have to smile like that? Why’d you have to drape your hand on my arm Like it was nothing Your hand was warm And something starts stirring in the dormant soil Flickers of life that start to grow disloyal When the healing rains begin, where do we hide? (chorus) I had forgotten the feel of the sun I didn’t realize that winter was done And suddenly you’re the one But you’re almost as cruel as April (v2) Watching out the corner of my eye You finished every drop of the drink I mixed Like it was nothing And licked your lips And water starts flowing in the frozen streams Melting the ice that covered up my dreams Thawing out a thought I’ve always denied (chorus) I had forgotten the feel of the sun I didn’t realize that winter was done And suddenly you’re the one But you’re almost as cruel as April (bridge) I’m sick of reading poems ‘bout memory and desire January February March and I’m barely here Getting through the winter I thought I was a survivor Now I have to get through the rest of the year (v3) Why’d you have to kiss me goodnight? Touch your mouth to mine, a momentary brush Like it was nothing It won’t take much Facing my tomorrows creeping in this petty pace Seeing nature testifying all over the place Don’t ask me to take this beauty in stride (chorus) I had forgotten the feel of the sun I didn’t realize that winter was done And suddenly you’re the one But you’re almost as cruel as April
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