Colin Meloy :: The Crane Wife (Pt 1, 2, 3)

Posted: January 11, 2017 in Music, Songs
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Colin Meloy :: The Crane Wife (Pt 1, 2, 3)
Available on Amazon: MP3 (Pt 3) | Album (The Decemberists)

I love those moments when a song falls in your lap, seemingly out of nowhere, and has a profound effect on how you feel, where you are, how you process those few minutes in life. This one landed in a text message I was too busy to properly appreciate yesterday.

Now, sitting on a couch with a fresh cup of coffee, watching the rain outside before I start my day at work, it seems a perfect balm. Almost a meditation. It’s bittersweet in that these moments are so fleeting. You want to hold on. Recapture that feeling during times when you’re not quite at peace with the world.

The song’s quiet, crisp guitar and clear vocals clear the space around me. Allow me to step back from the stress, the numerous worries, the little things that tend to trip me up in a day. It lets me just be. Perfect.

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