Song: I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You
Artist/Group: Colin Hay
Today I was sitting on the couch by the fire looking out at the cold winter day and for some reason this song just came into my head. I think it suits cold weather very well. It feels autumnal.
The song has a real sense of time. The lyrics are easy to listen to and gently make suggestions to all your senses, the smell and taste of coffee in the morning, the ringing of laughter; these combine with images like this man with his acoustic guitar “shaking the hand of time” and the slow pensiveness and subdued loneliness of the music. It’s sombre, but not sad. It’s husky, but not harsh. It feels aged, but not old.
Your face it dances and it haunts me
Your laughter’s still ringing in my ears
I still find pieces of your presence here
Even after all these years
I was surprised to find that the artist, Colin Hay, is an Australian, or at least used to be part of an Australian band. Apparently he has also worked on the TV show Scrubs, and one of the stars of that show, Zac Braff, created the film Garden State where I first heard this song.
If you would like to hear it try this clip on YouTube. It’s not a music video, it’s actually a MV made by a fan of the American version of The Office, and it features clips of Jim and Pam. If you havn’t heard the song before you should open the page and then minimise it so you can listen to the song by itself first and get a feel for it. (There is a tiny bit of dialogue from The Office at the end, so don’t get a fright). If you are a fan of The Office you’ll probably enjoy the clip so by all means go back and watch it afterwards, but warning: there are spoilers.
if I lived till I could no longer climb my stairs
I just don’t think I’ll ever get over you
This is a good song to listen to in the evening. If you would like to see the rest of the lyrics, they can be found here.