May Day playlist

Photograph: Ryan McGinley

I lost myself on a cool damp night
Gave myself in that misty light
Was hypnotized by a strange delight
Under a lilac tree

I made wine from the lilac tree
Put my heart in its recipe
It makes me see what I want to see
And be what I want to be

When I think more than I want to think
Do things I never should do
I drink much more that I ought to drink
Because I brings me back you

Lilac wine is sweet and heady, like my love
Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, like my love
Listen to me. I cannot see clearly
Isn't that she coming to me nearly here?

Lilac wine is sweet and heady where's my love?
Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, where's my love?

Listen to me. Why is everything so hazy?
Isn't that she, or am I just going crazy, dear?

Lilac wine, I feel unready for my love.

—"Lilac Wine" lyrics by James Shelton

Listen to "Lilac Wine" by Nina Simone

2 comments:

barbara said...

where is JEFF BUCKLEY'S beautiful version?

Stephen said...

Here it is! Enjoy!

http://www.amazon.com/Lilac-Wine/dp/B00136JM4A/ref=sr_f2_10?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1242655798&sr=102-10